Chicago issues Emergency Travel Order for travelers from Alabama and 14 Other States


By WBRC Staff

The Chicago Department of Public Health Commissioner issued an Emergency Travel Order Thursday for travelers entering or returning to Chicago from several states, including Alabama.

The order includes states experiencing a surge in new COVID-19 cases.

If someone comes to Chicago from Alabama they will be asked to quarantine for a 14-day period.

The Order will go into effect on Monday July 6, 2020, at 12:01am.

Violators can be charged fines of $100 – $500 per day, up to $7,000.

States Currently Covered by the Order:

When the order goes into effect on July 6, travelers from the following states will be directed to quarantine upon arrival in Chicago: Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Nevada, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Utah.