CHICAGO — Indiana could be added to Chicago’s quarantine list next week, the city warned Tuesday.
Indiana is seeing more than 15 new cases of coronavirus per 100,000 people daily, meaning it’s in Chicago’s warning zone for its Emergency Travel Order, according to a city news release. Unless the state can bring down its number of new cases, it’ll be added to the order next week.
Travelers coming from places on the list to Chicago must quarantine for 14 days upon arriving in the city. The latest update — which adds Alaska and removes Georgia and Texas — goes into effect Friday.
Despite the fact Indiana isn’t yet officially on the list, city officials are urging Chicagoans not to travel there.
There are 22 states and territories on the list.
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.
The current list:
• North Dakota
• Puerto Rico
• South Carolina
• South Dakota
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