State of Indiana now on Chicago’s travel quarantine list

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The City of Chicago has added Indiana to its travel order.

The mandate requires anyone who is arriving in Chicago from Indiana to self-isolate for 14 days when they arrive in the Windy City.

Essential workers are exempt if they must travel for work. Commuting students, people leaving home for medical treatment, or parental shared custody reasons are also exempt.

People caught violating the quarantine order can face fines of $100-$500 per day, up to $7000.

Indiana has now seen more than 1500 daily cases of COVID-19 for five days in a row.

Chicago Public Health Commissioner Dr. Allison Arwady says Indiana’s loosening of restrictions factored into the decision to put the state on the travel order list.

She says she will reconsider the mandate once Indiana’s coronavirus cases are under better control.

 

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