Arkansas re-adds to the Chicago travel notice; Alabama, Mississippi and Tennessee removed from the list – CBS Chicago

CHICAGO (CBS) – One week after being removed from the Chicago travel notice, Arkansas was re-added to the list, while three other states: Alabama, Mississippi and Tennessee were removed. That leaves 38 states and one U.S. territory on the list.

Arkansas withdrew from the city’s COVID-19 travel alert list after its daily case rate had dropped below 15 per 100,000 residents for two weeks in a row, but with its case rate rising by again, he has returned to the travel notice.

 

The city’s COVID-19 travel ad list includes all U.S. states and territories except: Alabama, Connecticut, DC, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and the Virgin Islands.

COVID-19 TRAVEL NOTICE UPDATE: Alabama, Mississippi and Tennessee have been removed from the notice, while Arkansas has been re-added to the list. This leaves 38 states and 1 territory on the list. (1/2) pic.twitter.com/E1UWOdwTQ1

– Chicago Department of Public Health – CDPH (@ChiPublicHealth) November 16, 2021

City officials recommend that people who are not vaccinated get tested for COVID one or three days before going to a state or territory on the travel notice list, and again three or five days before return to Chicago.

 

Public health officials also recommend unvaccinated people visiting a state or territory on the quarantined travel warning list for at least seven days after arriving in Chicago, even if the test is negative. Unvaccinated people who do not get a COVID test should be quarantined for at least 10 days.

Anyone traveling must wear a mask on public transportation, including airplanes, trains, and buses, regardless of their vaccination status. An interior mask warrant for public places throughout Illinois also remains in effect.

Dr. Allison Arwady, commissioner of the Chicago Department of Public Health, said traveling for unvaccinated people “is a risky move, especially if you plan to visit other Midwest or Upper Midwest states, where daily rates of cases have not gone down “.

 

“Fully vaccinated people have a much lower risk of serious COVID-19-related health problems, but we all need to be careful over the next few weeks, especially if you plan to be among crowds or large family reunions,” he said. Arwady to a statement.

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