With Wisconsin’s COVID-19 cases increasing, Chicago health officials will say whether we’re back on their quarantine list.
MILWAUKEE, WI — Wisconsin might land back on Chicago’s quarantine list in the near future.
According to an NBC 5 Chicago report from Monday, Chicago health officials have “huge concern” when it comes to Wisconsin’s COVID-19 trends.
Chicago Department of Public Health Commissioner Allison Arwady said officials will announce Tuesday whether Wisconsin’s back on the list, according to the report.
According to Chicago Public Health data, states are added to Chicago’s quarantine list if the state’s case rate is greater than 15 new COVID-19 cases per 100,000 residents over a 7-day rolling average.
Data showed that Wisconsin’s daily case average per 100,000 residents stood at just above 19 cases per 100,000 residents over a 7-day rolling average as of Monday.
Chicago health officials issued an Emergency Travel Order in early July directing travelers entering or returning to Chicago from states experiencing a surge in new COVID-19 cases to quarantine for a 14-day period from the time of last contact within the identified state.
That included both Chicago residents returning from travel to a designated state, and travelers arriving in Chicago from a designated state.
Wisconsin was put on Chicago’s quarantine list at the end of July when cases in the Badger State started to increase as the calendar flipped to August. By Aug. 18, Wisconsin was taken off the quarantine list.
That status may change this week, Chicago health officials said.