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||COVID Connecticut removed from Chicago travel advisory
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On Oct. 5, the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) removed one stateConnecticutfrom its weekly COVID-19 travel advisory.
The advisory now stands at 47 states and three territories.
Although the national average daily COVID case rate continues a recent trend of decreasing each week, CDPH reminds unvaccinated travelers that under the advisory, they should be tested for COVID before and after travel and should quarantine themselves upon arrival in Chicago.
States are removed from the Travel Advisory when they maintain a daily COVID case rate below 15 per 100,000 residents in two consecutive weeks.
Connecticut's daily case rate has been under 15 for two consecutive weeks, so the state joins California and Puerto Rico as the only states or territories not on the advisory. No other states currently have daily COVID case rates of under 15 per 100,000 residents, so none are eligible to come off the advisory next week. Close to that mark, though, are the District of Columbia (15.1), Massachusetts (16.3) and Louisiana (16.4).
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