Mayor Bowser Issues Mandate For Outside Visitors Amidst Pandemic

Here’s what you need to know if you travel to D.C. during the pandemic, Jasmine Razeghi reports.

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Today, Washington, D.C. released a list of high-risk COVID-19 states along with requirements for those who enter D.C. from those states. Mayor Bowser released the details of the requirement last Friday.

Anyone coming from a high-risk state to D.C. for non-essential travel needs to self-quarantine for 14 days. High-risk states are states where the seven-day moving average of daily new coronavirus cases is 10 or more for every 100,000 people. 

Those who come to D.C. for essential travel must self-monitor their symptoms. In addition, they must self-quarantine, seek medical help, or get tested if they show symptoms of coronavirus. 

The high-risk states that require 14 day self-quarantine include Arkansas, Arizona, Alabama, California, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Washington, and Wisconsin. 

Travelers to and from Maryland and Virginia are exempt from this mandate. D.C. local leadership will update the list of high-risk states every other Monday, with the current list remaining as is until August 10th. As of yesterday, D.C. has 11,858 positive cases of COVID-19 and 582 coronavirus-related deaths.

 


 

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