Chicago orders 14-day quarantine for travelers from NC

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CHICAGO (WNCN) – An emergency travel order in Chicago went into effect Monday that mandates a 14-day quarantine for people arriving in the city from 15 states – including North Carolina.

Mayor Lori Lightfoot signed the public health order over the weekend that mandates a quarantine from states with a case rate greater than 15 new COVID-19 cases per 100,000 resident population, per day, over a 7-day rolling average.

That applies to 15 states currently:

  • Alabama
  • Arkansas
  • Arizona
  • California
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Idaho
  • Louisiana
  • Mississippi
  • North Carolina
  • Nevada
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Utah

The mayor did not reveal how the mandate will be enforced but it could lead to fines of $500 per day up to $7,000 total.

The order says individuals with a negative test result must still quarantine for 14 days.

New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut have also put similar orders in place.

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