Chicago quarantine COVID-19 travel order: Alaska added to list; officials warn of rising Indiana cases

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Wednesday, October 7, 2020
Chicago updates COVID-19 travel quarantine order
As Chicago updated its list of travel quarantine states, it warned Indiana is likely to be on the list soon as cases continue to rise.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Chicago's COVID-19 emergency travel order was updated to include Alaska Tuesday, with Georgia and Texas being removed.

Chicago health officials are also warning about rising cases in Indiana, which could be added to the quarantine order next week if the state's average daily cases does not decrease.

States on the travel order are seeing new cases at a rate of greater than 15 per 100,000 per day or higher.

Chicago Department of Public Health Commissioner Dr. Allison Arwady updates Chicago's COVID-19 travel order.

Last week, Kentucky was among several states that were added back onto the list.

The travel order does not apply to people who have to drive to work between Chicago and Wisconsin.

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The states and territories currently subject to quarantine are:














-North Dakota


-Puerto Rico

-South Carolina

-South Dakota





Travelers from the states are required to quarantine for 14 days. Essential workers are exempt. However, they are asked to limit activities to work activities and monitor for any symptoms.

Violators can be fined $100 - $500 per day, up to a maximum of $7,000.