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California and Puerto Rico Removed, Kentucky Added To State’s Emergency Travel Order

By Colby Smith

California and Puerto Rico Removed, Kentucky Added To State’s Emergency Travel Order

The City of Chicago updated its Emergency Travel Order this Tuesday.

On Tuesday, the City of Chicago added Kentucky to its Emergency Travel Order and removed California and Puerto Rico. [Featured image: @gotolouisville]

The update will go into effect this Friday, September 8. From then on, visitors returning from the state of Kentucky will be required to quarantine for a period of two weeks. Failure to quarantine could result in a fine from $500 – $7,000.

Beginning this Friday, the Emergency Travel Order will include the following states:

Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, and Texas.

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The 21 states placed on the list are experiencing a new case rate at or above 15 per 100,000 cases.

Essential workers are exempt from the quarantine period, whether native to surrounding states or to Chicago, whose presence — whether inside or outside the city — was essential in conducting their business — both cases require proper paperwork from their employers.

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