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.
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.