Vermont, the last state to be on Chicago’s travel advisory, was added to the list on Wednesday, placing the entire United States under city leadership to stem the transmission of COVID-19.
Besides Illinois, all US states and territories. are now subject to the advisory, under which unvaccinated travelers returning from those areas to Chicago must self-quarantine for a week, according to a press release Wednesday from the Chicago Department of Public Health. States are on the list exceeding 15 daily cases of COVID-19 per 100,000 population, but Illinois is not subject to the advisory because the city does not want to restrict intra-state travel.
“As a reminder, given the current outbreak across the country, unvaccinated Chicagoans should not travel at this time, if possible,” Public Health Commissioner Dr Allison Arwady said in a statement. . âGetting the vaccine is the most important thing you can do to reduce your risk of COVID-19.â
New Hampshire, Connecticut and Washington, DC, have fallen below the threshold of 15 daily cases and could be removed from the list as early as next week.
As of last week, the city’s most recent guidelines recommended that unvaccinated people get tested one to three days before leaving on a trip. Upon their return, they are expected to undergo a three to five day COVID-19 test as well as quarantine for seven days. If they choose not to get tested, they must quarantine themselves for 10 days.
Chicago itself records about 16.5 daily cases per 100,000 population. More recently, city data showed an average of 446 daily cases and a positivity rate of 3.8%.
See the new Illinois laws that came into effect on July 1