People traveling from the following states, including Chicago residents returning from these states, are told to quarantine for 14 days upon returning to Chicago:
The emergency health order was issued by Dr. Allison Arwady, Commissioner for the Chicago Department of Public Health, last Thursday (July 2), and took effect at 12:01 a.m. on Monday, July 6.
Similar orders have been placed statewide in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut for travelers from states with coronavirus surges. Illinois has not issued such an order on a statewide basis, and Gov. JB Pritzker’s office said it does not currently intend to do so.
The penalty for violation will be fines of $100-$500 per day, up to $7,000. The only exceptions to the order will be permitted for travel for medical care and parental shared custody. Business travel to Chicago for essential workers is also exempt. The quarantine will not apply to people just passing through Chicago, like those catching a connecting flight or just driving through the city.