CHICAGO — Florida, Hawaii and Washington, D.C., are being removed from Chicago’s travel advisory this week.
There are now 45 states and two territories on the advisory. Next week could see Maryland, Georgia, Mississippi and Louisiana come off the list if they continue to see a fall in COVID-19 cases.
Unvaccinated people who come to Chicago from places on the list should quarantine for at least seven days and get tested three to five days after arriving, according to the advisory. People who don’t get tested should self-quarantine for at least 10 days.
All people must wear masks on public transportation — including planes, buses and trains — and people must wear masks indoors in public in Chicago. Travelers are also asked to avoid crowds as much as possible and wash their hands or use sanitizer.
And unvaccinated people who traveled should avoid being around people at increased risk for severe illness — like older people and immunocompromised people — for at least 14 days, regardless of their test results.
All travelers are asked to watch themselves for symptoms of COVID-19 and to isolate and get tested if they have symptoms.
- New Hampshire
- New Jersey
- New Mexico
- New York
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- Rhode Island
- South Carolina
- South Dakota
- Virgin Islands
- West Virginia
Dr. Allison Arwady, head of the Chicago Department of Public Health, has previously urged Chicagoans who aren’t fully vaccinated not to travel to places on the list, as they could be at risk.
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