3 States Added To DC’s Coronavirus Travel Quarantine List

WASHINGTON, DC — D.C. Department of Health on Monday updated its list of states deemed to be at high risk for transmitting the new coronavirus. People traveling from these 42 states to D.C. will be required to self-quarantine for 14 days when they arrive.

A state is categorized as high risk if the seven-day moving average of new cases of COVID-19, the illness associated with the new coronavirus, is 10 or more per 100,000 persons. D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser signed an executive order mandating that people traveling to and from high-risks states self-quarantine. Both Maryland and Virginia are exempt from the order.

The last time the list was updated was on Oct. 19, and the new list should be used until Monday, Nov. 16.

California, New Jersey, and Oregon were added to the list. No states were removed from the previous list for this new list.

Here are the 42 high-risk states that require 14 days of self-quarantine:

  • Alabama

  • Alaska

  • Arizona

  • Arkansas

  • California

  • Colorado

  • Connecticut

  • Delaware

  • Florida

  • Georgia

  • Idaho

  • Illinois

  • Indiana

  • Iowa

  • Kansas

  • Kentucky

  • Louisiana

  • Massachusetts

  • Michigan

  • Minnesota

  • Mississippi

  • Missouri

  • Montana

  • Nebraska

  • Nevada

  • New Jersey

  • New Mexico

  • North Carolina

  • North Dakota

  • Ohio

  • Oklahoma

  • Oregon

  • Pennsylvania

  • Rhode Island

  • South Carolina

  • South Dakota

  • Tennessee

  • Texas

  • Utah

  • West Virginia

  • Wisconsin

  • Wyoming

D.C. Health confirmed 69 new positive cases of COVID-19, the illness associated with the new coronavirus, on Monday. That’s down from the 103 cases reported on Sunday. This brings the District’s total number of positive cases to date to 17,438.

D.C. Health also reported one new death Monday due to COVID-19. The death is described as a 61-year-old man. The total number of deaths in the District stands at 647.

According to D.C. Health, 528,174 coronavirus tests have been administered in the District, 258,983 residents have been tested, and 13,443 have been cleared from isolation.

The District currently has 56 intensive care unit beds available out of 345 total intensive care unit beds. There are currently 183 in-use ventilators out of a total of 440 available. Also, there are 27 COVID-19-positive ICU patients.

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Globally, more than 46.6 million people have been infected by COVID-19, and over 1.2 million people have died, Johns Hopkins University reported Monday morning. In the United States, more than 9.2 million people have been infected and over 231,000 people have died from COVID-19.

District residents should take the following actions to help prevent the spread of COVID-19:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

  • Wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. An alcohol-based hand sanitizer can be used if soap and water are not available.

  • Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.

  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.

  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

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