Chicago may add Wisconsin residents to COVID-19 travel advisory | Instant News



CLOSURE With positive coronavirus cases increasing in Wisconsin, state residents are potentially at risk of being added to the Chicago emergency travel order list, according to Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s comments during a press conference on Tuesday. a policy adopted in several northeastern states at the end of June. The order requires that anyone traveling to or from the city of any of the 17 states self-isolate for 14 days upon arrival. Tuesday, New York, New Jersey and Connecticut added Wisconsin – as well as the ‘Ohio and Minnesota – to their lists of states whose travelers are subject to quarantine requirements, which currently includes 22 states. Now, Lightfoot says Chicago is watching these places too. “I don’t want to speculate on what could happen, but we are enough to say that we are paying very close attention everywhere around us, and especially in the Midwest states bordering Illinois and Chicago,” said Lightfoot Tuesday, according to NBC Chicago. The Order of Chicago adds a state to the list if that state exceeds 15 new states, coronavirus cases per 100,000 population per day on a seven-day moving average. The New York threshold is lower, the norm being either 10 new cases per 100,000 state residents, or a positive test rate of 10% on a seven-day moving average. Chicago reviews and changes its list every Tuesday based on new data and any changes to the list take effect three days later, the following Friday. The order will remain in effect until further notice. As of Wednesday, Wisconsin falls between the Chicago and New York metrics, with a seven-day moving average of 14 new cases per day for 100,000 Wisconsinites. The total number of coronavirus cases stands at 38,727, according to the state health department. Wisconsin experienced a record increase in a single day Tuesday with 964 new cases and 821 new confirmed cases on Wednesday. Lightfoot warned on Wednesday that Chicago itself is “dangerously close” to reversing its plans to reopen, even if its “measures are better than those of the rest of the country”. According to the city, Chicago recorded a total of 55,567 cases of coronavirus and 2,696 deaths on Wednesday. The city has a seven-day moving average of 192 new cases per day – about 7 per 100,000 people. After the Wisconsin Supreme Court quashed Governor Tony Evers’ home security order in May, many residents of the city ‘Illinois have crossed state borders to visit locations not subject to their home country’s coronavirus lockout restrictions. Contact Asha Prihar at [email protected] Follow her on Twitter @ AshaPrihar. Our subscribers make this story possible. Please consider supporting local journalism by subscribing to the Sentinel Journal at jsonline.com/deal. Read or share this story: https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/2020/07/15/chicago-could-add-wisconsin-residents-its-covid-19-travel-advisory/5444742002/



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