City of Chicago officials added Wisconsin to its Emergency Travel Order Tuesday morning, making it one of the twenty-two states on the growing list. It will go into effect on Friday.
To be added to the list, a state must have a case rate greater than 15 new COVID-19 cases per 100,000 resident population, per day, over a 7-day rolling average.
According to the City of Chicago’s website, the order does not include individuals who are commuting from Wisconsin to Chicago for the purpose of work; however, those individuals must limit work activities, take their temperature and avoid extended periods in public spaces.
The order does include individuals coming from Wisconsin to Chicago for non-work purposes or Chicago residents returning from Wisconsin counties unless they are deemed an essential worker.
Individuals traveling through Wisconsin on their way to Chicago from a state not on the list do not need to quarantine if they were in Wisconsin for less than 24 hours.
Individuals who travel to Wisconsin, even if for less than 24 hours, still need to quarantine upon returning unless deemed an essential worker.
An “essential worker” is a person who works in critical infrastructure as designated by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency. “Essential worker” includes any state, local, and federal officials and employees traveling in their official capacities on government business, including military service.
To read the full order click here.