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Connecticut has been removed from Chicago’s travel advisories, but 47 states are still on the list

CHICAGO – A state was removed from Chicago’s travel advisory this week.

Connecticut has been removed from the list, but 47 states and three territories remain on the list as the nation grapples with the highly contagious Delta variant.

After the trip, unvaccinated people arriving in Chicago from locations on the list should be quarantined for at least seven days and tested three to five days after they return, the note said. People who cannot be tested should be quarantined for at least 10 days.

All people are required to wear masks on public transport – including airplanes, buses, and trains – and in Chicago, people are required to wear masks indoors in public. Travelers are also asked to avoid crowds as much as possible and to wash their hands or use disinfectant.

And, regardless of their test results, unvaccinated travelers should avoid being near people at increased risk of serious illness – such as the elderly and the immunocompromised – for at least 14 days, regardless of their test results.

All travelers are asked to self-monitor for symptoms of COVID-19 and to isolate and get tested if they have symptoms.

There are a total of 47 states and three territories in the advisory:

  • Alabama
  • Alaska
  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • Colorado
  • Delaware
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Guam
  • Hawaii
  • Idaho
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • Montana
  • Nebraska
  • Nevada
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New Mexico
  • new York
  • North Carolina
  • North Dakota
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island
  • South carolina
  • South Dakota
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Vermont
  • Virginia
  • Virgin Islands
  • Washington
  • Washington, DC
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin
  • Wyoming

Dr. Allison Arwady, director of the Chicago Department of Health, has previously urged Chicagoans who are not fully vaccinated not to travel to places on the list as they could be at risk.

Vaccinations:

• In Illinois, about 7 million people – or 55.6 percent of the state’s 12.7 million people – have all got their COVID-19 vaccinations, according to the state.

• The state provides 30,985 doses of vaccine per day based on a seven-day moving average.

• Illinois and Chicago have administered at least 14,719,222 doses of the 17,419,195 doses made available to them.

• City data shows that more than 1.56 million Chicago residents – or 58.1 percent of all residents – are fully vaccinated and 63.3 percent of all Chicago residents have received at least one vaccination.

Anyone 12 years or older can get vaccinated in Chicago.

COVID-19 vaccinations are free and do not require insurance. Anyone can call the city’s coronavirus hotline at 312-746-4835 for more information on how and where to get vaccinated in their community.

The payment:

• As of Monday, 23 Illinois residents have been reported dead from COVID-19.

• At least 25,099 people have died of COVID-19 in Illinois, and another 2,712 deaths are likely related to the virus, according to the state.

• The state has reported 3,058 cases since Monday. That brings the total number of confirmed cases in Illinois to 1,641,061.

• 107,605 tests have been reported nationwide as of Monday. A total of 32,504,754 tests have been reported in Illinois.

• Illinois 7-day positivity rate was 2.2 percent. The number represents the percentage of people who tested positive on the most recent tests. On Monday it was 2.2 percent.

• Illinois’ seven-day test positive rate, which measures the percentage of tests that were positive, was 2.6 percent. On Monday it was 2.7 percent.

• On Monday evening, Illinois had 408 people with COVID-19 in intensive care and 233 people with COVID-19 were using ventilators.

• 11 deaths have been reported in Chicago since Monday. There have been at least 5,796 deaths from COVID-19 in Chicago. The city records an average of more than four deaths a day, up 4 percent from a week.

• Chicago has reported 350 confirmed cases as of Monday. There were a total of 318,954 confirmed cases. An average of 355 confirmed cases are reported per day, a decrease of 6 percent from the previous week.

• The tests in Chicago have been unchanged for a week.

• Chicago’s positivity rate was 2.3 percent, down from 2.5 percent the previous week.

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