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Chicago’s Latest Travel Order Lists No States in Quarantine Tier

For the first time since the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) began issuing its Emergency Travel Order in July of 2020, no states are in the “orange” tier that would necessitate a quarantine, full vaccination, or a negative COVID test for anyone arriving in Chicago, CDPH said Monday. That means no states are above CDPH’s 15 cases per 100,000 residents per day threshold.

Seven states that had been in the orange tier when the previous Travel Order was issued two weeks ago have moved to the yellow tier. Those states are Colorado, Florida, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, West Virginia and Washington.

“This shows that what we have been doing to protect ourselves and others is working: social distancing, wearing masks, and above all, getting vaccinated,” said CDPH Commissioner Allison Arwady. “This is good news, but by no means does it signal that we can drop our defenses against COVID-19.”


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