CHICAGO (CBS) — After more than a month of standing still on Chicago’s travel advisory, two states and three territories drop off the list.
Nebraska, Ohio as well as Washington DC, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands have been removed from the city’s travel advisory as COVID case rates are falling.
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According to the Chicago Department of Public Health, to be removed from the list, “he must have a daily rate of COVID-19 cases below 15 for two consecutive weeks. There are 13 states with daily case rates below 15 today that could be taken off the advisory next week. »
The sharp drop in cases in the United States is reflected in our weekly COVID travel advisory, as 5 states and territories were removed today. 13 states could be phased out next week.
A state must have a daily rate of COVID cases below 15 per 100,000 population for 2 weeks to be removed. pic.twitter.com/uh1UO003vT
— CRPD | Chicago Department of Public Health (@ChiPublicHealth) March 1, 2022
“While local jurisdictions may waive their mask and vaccination requirements, travelers should remember that masking requirements will continue for airports, planes, buses, trains and public transportation,” the agency said. CDPH Commissioner, Allison Arwady. “Wherever you are, keep in mind that some people may choose or need to continue wearing masks. Whatever you choose, be kind and respect other people’s space. Be understanding of health issues and concerns others may have, as well as their choices.
The average daily case rate per 100,000 population is 18.8 (23.6 last week). The state’s daily case rate sits at 14.7 (13.5 last week, 33.8 two weeks ago). Chicago’s daily case rate is 7.6 from 10.3 last week.
The guidelines of the CRPD are as follows.
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Before travelling, unvaccinated people should:
- Get tested 1 to 3 days before departure.
For international travel, ALL TRAVELERS, REGARDLESS OF VACCINATION OR CITIZENSHIP STATUS, must obtain a negative COVID-19 virus test no more than one day prior to travel to the United States.
- ALL individuals, regardless of vaccination status, must wear a mask on planes, buses, trains, and other public transportation traveling to, within or outside the United States and to inside US transportation hubs such as airports and train stations.
- Avoid crowds as much as possible and wash your hands often or use hand sanitizer (with at least 60% alcohol).
After travel, unvaccinated individuals should:
- 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 you test negative, stay home and self-quarantine for the full 5 days; you can leave your house after 5 days and must continue to wear a mask around others for another 5 days.
- If you test positive, isolate yourself to protect others from infection.
- Avoid being around people at increased risk of serious illness for 10 days, whether or not you get tested.
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All travelers are advised to self-monitor for symptoms of COVID-19 after travel and to self-isolate and get tested if they develop symptoms.