Connecticut, Maryland Back on Chicago Travel Advisory, List Grows to 40 States, 1 Territory – CBS Chicago

CHICAGO (CBS) – As the holiday season begins, Chicago travelers will see more states on the city’s travel advisory.

The Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) said the city’s travel advisory had 40 states and one territory, with Connecticut and Maryland returning to the list.

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Connecticut, whose daily rate of COVID cases per 100,000 population rose to 20.7 (from 11.1) over the past week, was referred to the notice, as was Maryland, which is 15.1 “, according to a press release.

Last week, after being removed from Chicago’s travel advisory, Arkansas was added to the list, while three other states – Alabama, Mississippi and Tennessee – were removed.

“As many of us prepare to spend time with loved ones on Thanksgiving, we can be thankful for what we have, even though COVID has taken so and so much from us,” said the CRPD Commissioner Dr Allison Arwady, MD “We can be grateful for the vaccine that made these gatherings possible once again, grateful for all of our neighbors, friends, colleagues and family, who did their part, got vaccinated and took selfless precautions to slow the spread of COVID. “

According to the city of Connecticut, whose daily rate of COVID cases per 100,000 population has risen to 20.7. That’s up from 11.1 last week. As for Maryland, it is at 15.1.

States eligible to leave next week are California and North Carolina. Guam could also be eligible.

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“States are removed from Travel Advisory when they maintain a daily rate of COVID cases below 15 per 100,000 population for two consecutive weeks,” according to the CRPD.

All states or territories except Alabama, DC, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and the Virgin Islands are part of the Travel Advisory.

“The CRPD reminds unvaccinated travelers that under the advisory they must be tested for COVID before and after their travel from any state on the Advisory List and must be quarantined upon arrival in Chicago. The quarantine and testing recommendations do not apply to fully vaccinated travelers, ”the public health agency said.

Before travel, unvaccinated people should, according to the CRPD, get tested one to three days before departure.

The CRPD said on one trip: Everyone, regardless of their immunization status, should wear a mask on planes, buses, trains and other public transport at their destination, in, or out of the country. outside the United States and within American transportation hubs such as airports and train stations.

After travel, those who are not vaccinated should be viral tested three to five days after travel, as well as stay home and self-quarantine for seven days. It is advised that even if your test is negative, you should go home and quarantine yourself for a full seven days.

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All travelers are advised to monitor themselves for symptoms of COVID-19 after travel and to self-isolate and get tested if they develop any symptoms.

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