Travelers from Utah, 14 other states to undergo 14-day quarantines in Chicago

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UTAH, July 2, 2020 (Gephardt Daily) — Travelers from Utah and 14 other states now face a 14-day quarantine if they fly to Chicago.

A news release from the City of Chicago said: “On Thursday, July 2, Chicago Department of Public Health Commissioner Allison Arwady, M.D., issued an emergency travel order directing travelers entering or returning to Chicago from states experiencing a surge in new COVID-19 cases to quarantine for a 14-day period from the time of last contact within the identified state.”

The order will go into effect on Monday, July 6, at 12:01am. When the order goes into effect, travelers from the following states will be directed to quarantine upon arrival in Chicago: Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Nevada, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Utah.

Individuals found in violation of the order are subject to fines of $100 — $500 per day, up to $7,000.

The order will be in effect until further notice, and any changes will be based on applicable public health guidance, the release said.


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