Chicago restricts travel to Louisiana amid surge in COVID cases
NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - The Chicago Department of Public Health has restricted travel to six states, including Louisiana, as the country continues to see a steady increase in new COVID-19 cases.
Florida, Louisiana, Nevada, and the U.S. Virgin Islands were added on July 20.
Missouri and Arkansas were added last week.
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States placed on the “orange list” average 15 or more new cases per day per 100,000 residents.
Unvaccinated individuals traveling from the states on the “orange list” are advised - not required - to test negative for COVID-19 within 72 hours prior to arriving in Chicago or must quarantine for 10 days upon arrival.
Vaccinated travels are exempt from the advisory.
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