CHICAGO (CBS) – As the holiday season begins, Chicago travelers will see more states on the city’s travel advisory.
The Chicago Department of Public Health said the city’s travel advisory had 40 states and one territory, with Connecticut and Maryland returning to the list.
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Connecticut, whose daily rate of COVID cases per 100,000 population rose to 20.7 (from 11.1) over the past week, was referred to the notice, as was Maryland, which is 15.1 “, according to a press release.
Last week, after being removed from Chicago’s travel advisory, Arkansas was added to the list, while three other states – Alabama, Mississippi and Tennessee – were removed.
COVID TRAVEL ADVISORY UPDATE: Maryland and Connecticut have been added to the travel advisory. No state was deleted.
UNVAX’D TRAVELERS must be tested for COVID before and after travel and must be quarantined upon arrival in Chicago when traveling from an Orange State. pic.twitter.com/ElntTFuTzT
– Chicago Department of Public Health – CDPH (@ChiPublicHealth) 23 November 2021
“As many of us prepare to spend time with loved ones over Thanksgiving, we can be thankful for what we have, even though COVID has taken so and so much from us,” the CRPD Commissioner said, Allison Arwady, MD “We can be grateful for the vaccine which made these gatherings possible once again, grateful to all of our neighbors, friends, colleagues and family, who did their part, got vaccinated and have took selfless precautions to slow the spread of COVID. ”
The CRPD travel advice is aligned with the CDC travel recommendations.
Before travel, unvaccinated people should: Get tested 1 to 3 days before departure.
While traveling: ALL individuals, regardless of immunization status, should wear a mask on planes, buses, trains, and other public transportation to, within or outside the United States and within US transportation hubs such as airports and train stations.
In Chicago, wear a mask in all indoor public places, regardless of immunization status.
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Avoid crowds as much as possible and wash your hands often or use hand sanitizer (at least 60% alcohol).
After travel, unvaccinated people should:
Get tested with a viral test 3-5 days after travel AND stay home and quarantine for a full 7 days.
Even if your test is negative, stay home and quarantine yourself for a full 7 days.
If your test is positive, self-isolate to protect others from infection.
If you don’t get tested, stay home and quarantine yourself for 10 days after travel. Avoid being around people at increased risk of serious illness for 14 days, whether or not you are tested.
All travelers are advised to monitor themselves for symptoms of COVID-19 after travel and to self-isolate and get tested if they develop any symptoms.
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The CDPH regularly holds immunization events throughout the city, and the vaccine is also widely available at pharmacies and health care providers. Home vaccination is also available free to all Chicago residents through Protect Chicago At Home. Up to 10 people in a residence (5 years and older) can receive the Pfizer or Johnson & Johnson vaccine.