Chicago (CBS) — For the second week in a row, every state and four territories in the country are on a travel advisory to Chicago.
The Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) did not remove any state or territory from the consultation. Last weekOf course, every U.S. state and territory city on the CDPH-listed when Chicago’s Department of Public Health added Montana and Guam to the list last Wednesday.
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According to the CDPH, the US average daily case rate per 100,000 residents is 203.1 (148.1 last week). Illinois’ daily case rate is 227.1 and Chicago’s daily case rate is 177.1, up from 169.7 last week.
CDPH said it has been almost a year (February 2021) as every state and territory is on CDPH’s travel advisory. the agency said. For a state to be removed from the advisory, the daily COVID case rate must be less than 15 per 100,000 residents for two straight weeks.
And based on current data, no state will be eligible to opt out of the advisory next week.
“If you’re unvaccinated and you travel, you’re taking a huge health risk,” said Dr. Alison Arvadi, commissioner for the Chicago Department of Public Health. “The most important thing you can do right now, whether you plan to travel or not, is to get fully vaccinated and get a booster shot if you’re eligible.”
Arvadi said, “People are ending up in hospitals every day who didn’t think they would ever be there and almost all of them have not been vaccinated. People are dying every day and they are largely unvaccinated. “
COVID Travel Advisory Updates: Every state and territory remains on alert. No states are eligible for next week’s closure.
UNVAX’D Travelers must be tested for COVID before and after travel and quarantined upon arrival in Chicago while traveling through the Orange State. pic.twitter.com/Iq50sJNfT2
— Chicago Department of Public Health – CDPH (@ChiPublicHealth) 11 January 2022
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Under the advisory, unvaccinated passengers must be tested for COVID and quarantined upon arrival in Chicago before and after traveling to and from any state on the advisory list. For domestic travel, the quarantine and testing recommendations do not apply to fully vaccinated travellers.
For international travel, the CDC now requires that all travelers, regardless of vaccination status or citizenship, obtain a negative COVID-19 viral test 1 day before traveling to the United States. CDPH guidelines follow CDC requirements for international travel.
CDPH’s travel advisory guidance is in line with CDC’s traveler recommendations.
Before travel, unaffiliated persons must:
- Get tested 1-3 days before departure.
For international travel, all travelers, regardless of vaccination status or citizenship, are required to obtain a negative COVID-19 viral test 1 day prior to travel to the United States.
- All individuals, regardless of vaccination status, must wear a mask indoors on planes, buses, trains, and other forms of public transportation traveling within or outside the United States, and in U.S. transportation hubs such as airports and stations.
- In Chicago, wear a mask in all indoor public settings, regardless of vaccination status.
- Avoid crowds as much as possible and wash hands frequently or use hand sanitizer (with at least 60% alcohol).
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After travel, unaffiliated persons must:
- Get tested with a viral PCR test 3-5 days after travel and stay home and self-quarantine for a full 5 days.
- Even if your report comes negative, stay at home and stay in self-quarantine for the whole 5 days.
- If you test positive, isolate yourself to avoid infecting others.
- Avoid being around people who are at risk of serious illness for 14 days, whether you get tested or not.
- All passengers are advised to self-monitor themselves for COVID-19 symptoms after travel and to isolate and get tested if they develop symptoms.