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Kentucky, Texas, Nevada, Wyoming Added To Chicago’s Quarantine List

Wisconsin was added to the city's quarantine list last week, and no states were removed from the list Tuesday, though Georgia is on track to come off the list next week, officials said.

Flyers at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport wearing facemasks on March 6th, 2020 as the COVID-19 coronavirus spreads throughout the United States.
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CHICAGO — As Chicago prepares to open up more businesses, more states with increasing COVID-19 cases have been added to the city’s travel ban list.

The Chicago Department of Public Health announced Tuesday that those traveling to the city from Kentucky, Wyoming, Texas and Nevada must quarantine for 14 days upon arrival in Chicago.

The Emergency Travel Order, put through in early July, orders people coming from a state where coronavirus is surging to self-isolate if they come to Chicago.

Only people who spent a day or longer in high-risk states on the city’s list need to quarantine once they get to Chicago. People who have had layovers in those states do not need to quarantine.

Those who are affected by the order have to stay in a single dwelling for 14 days before doing any activities outside.

People found violating the quarantine order could be fined between $100 to $500 per day, up to $7,000.

Wisconsin was added to the city’s quarantine list last week, and no states were removed from the list Tuesday, though Georgia is on track to come off the list next week, officials said.

The current list:

  • Alabama
  • Arkansas
  • Georgia
  • Idaho
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Minnesota
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • Montana
  • Nebraska
  • Nevada
  • North Dakota
  • Oklahoma
  • Puerto Rico
  • South Carolina
  • South Dakota
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Wisconsin
  • Wyoming.

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