The Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) removed two states and the District of Columbia from its weekly COVID-19 travel advisory on Oct. 19.
The advisory now includes 45 states and two territories following the removal of Florida, Hawaii and D.C.
They were among the six states and territories whose daily COVID case rates per 100,000 residents were below 15 in last week's travel advisory. States are removed from the advisory when they maintain a daily COVID case rate below 15 per 100,000 residents in two consecutive weeks.
An additional four statesMaryland, Georgia, Mississippi and Louisianawhose daily COVID case rates are currently below 15 could come off the advisory next week. Currently, every state or territory except California, Connecticut, D.C., Florida, Hawaii and Puerto Rico are on the travel advisory.