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Chicago Mayor Issues Order Directing Travelers From Utah, Other States, To Quarantine

Jul 3, 2020, 11:59 AM
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FILE: A view from the 360 Chicago observation deck shows the city skyline(Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Chicago became the latest U.S. location to issue a travel order that requires people from certain states with increasing COVID-19 numbers to quarantine after arriving – Utah being among those states.

Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Friday announced that travelers from states experiencing a surge in cases will be directed to quarantine for a period of 14 days “to preserve the gains Chicago has made.”

The list includes Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Nevada South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Utah.

The order will go into effect Monday.

Connecticut, New York and New Jersey have also issued similar travel orders that require states with high infection rates to self-quarantine for two weeks.

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Chicago Mayor Issues Order Directing Travelers From Utah, Other States, To Quarantine