CHICAGO (CBS) — The City of Chicago is doing away with its COVID-19 travel order and replacing it with a travel advisory.
The city’s Department of Public Health is making the switch because no U.S. states have been on its restricted list for the third update in a row.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Warmer Temps Return This Week
Under the rules, anyone coming to Chicago from states in the Orange Tier, with more than 15 coronavirus cases a day per 100,000 residents, had to quarantine or show proof of a negative COVID test upon arriving.
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No Midwest states have been at 4.8 cases or above per 100,000 residents since the middle of this month.
The city said its emergency travel order – which required people coming from COVID hotspots to quarantine – could be reinstated if there is a significant surge in cases.MORE NEWS: Arab Americans in Illinois Will Finally Be Counted When They Get Their Vaccine
The city also emphasized that masks are still required on all forms of public transportation, including planes, trains, and buses.