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Chicago Updates Emergency Travel Order to Include Wisconsin, Missouri, North Dakota and Nebraska

July 21, 2020


The City of Chicago updated its quarantine list to include the states of Wisconsin, Missouri, North Dakota and Nebraska, effective July 31.

The states designated in the travel order have a significant degree of community-wide spread of COVID-19. A state will be designated 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.

Other states included in the Emergency Travel Order are Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nevada, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah.

Essential workers who must travel to Chicago must provide a certified note from their employer so that it can be reviewed by the health department and Chicago police. Essential workers will be subject to requirements that include limiting their activities to work-related activities and avoiding public spaces as much as possible.

Non-essential business travelers are also required to comply. Exceptions to the order for personal travel will be permitted for medical care and parental shared custody.

Learn more about the Emergency Travel Order on the City of Chicago website.