On Aug. 31, the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) added five states Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan and New Hampshire, as well as the District of Columbia and Guamto its weekly COVID-19 travel advisory.
Vermont is the only state not on the Travel Advisory, as every other state has surpassed the mark of 15 new COVID-19 cases per day, per 100,000 residents.
The U.S. average daily case rate per 100,000 residents is 39an increase from 37.5 from a week ago.
CDPH has updated its advisory guidance around travel to align with updated CDC recommendations.
Before travel, unvaccinated individuals should:
Get tested three to five days prior to departure.
ALL individuals regardless of vaccination status should wear a mask on planes, buses, trains, and other forms of public transportation traveling into, within, or out of the United States and while indoors at U.S. transportation hubs such as airports and stations.
In Chicago, wear a mask in all indoor public settings, regardless of vaccination status.
Avoid crowds, try to stay at least 6 feet/2 meters (about 2 arm lengths) from anyone who is not traveling with you, and wash your hands often or use hand sanitizer (with at least 60% alcohol).
After travel, unvaccinated individuals should:
Get tested with a viral test 3-5 days after travel AND stay home and self quarantine for a full 7 days.
Even if you test negative, stay home and self-quarantine for the full 7 days.
If your test is positive, isolate yourself to protect others from getting infected.
If you don't get tested, stay home and self-quarantine for 10 days after travel.
Avoid being around people who are at increased risk for severe illness for 14 days, whether you get tested or not.
All travelers are advised after travel to monitor themselves for COVID-19 symptoms and isolate and get tested if they develop symptoms.