Update: The new list released today includes 22 states: Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nevada, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, and Wisconsin.
Luckily, Illinois is still safe for now 😉
The city of Chicago added a 14 day quarantine for arrivals from 15 states last week.
Starting on Friday they will add Iowa and Oklahoma to that list, bringing the total to 17 states.
A state will be on Chicago’s quarantine list if it has a case rate greater than 15 new COVID-19 cases per 100,000 resident population, per day, over a 7-day rolling average.
The quarantine will apply to visitors and Chicago residents that spent more than 24 hours in an affected states.
You are allowed to connect in a Chicago airport even if you are coming from an affected state, but the rules are still bad news for American and United, which now have hubs affected by quarantine rules in Chicago and NJ/NY.
Individuals found in violation of the Order are subject to fines of $100-$500 per day.
Do you think more cities and states will add quarantine rules, and will they help?