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Half of U.S. states now on Chicago’s travel advisory list

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Indiana has joined the states on Chicago’s emergency travel order after a surge of coronavirus cases in the Hoosier state.

People coming to Chicago from states on the list are asked to quarantine for 14 days, though there are exceptions for necessary trips, such as for medical care or travel by essential workers.

Changes to the

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JC Schools doesn’t recommend policy classifying teachers as essential workers

The Jefferson City School District decided Monday not to recommend a policy for consideration to the board that would have deemed school staff as essential workers. 

“We heard our staff and families — this is not something they are comfortable with at this time — and so the district did not recommend the policy for consideration by the board,” district spokeswoman Ryan Burns said. 

District officials reached out for input

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Indiana, 3 Other States Added To Chicago Travel Quarantine Order As Cases In Hoosier State Continue To Surge

CHICAGO (CBS) — Indiana, North Carolina, Rhode Island, and New Mexico have been added to the list of states and territories covered by the city’s emergency travel order, which requires people to self-quarantine for 14 days after arriving from COVID-19 hotspots.

Effective Friday, the city’s travel quarantine order now applies to 25 states and Puerto Rico. The list now includes: Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Minnesota, Mississippi,

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Pet Essentials for an Emergency Go Bag


Include copies of your pet’s key medical and vaccination records, so that anyone treating the animal is aware of special needs and drug contraindications. “If you have to evacuate during a disaster, vet clinics are not likely to be open, and if you’re moving to another region there’s going to be some delay before that prescription can be refilled,” Rickey says.

Along those lines, make sure vaccinations are current, even

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Indiana added to Chicago travel advisory list

Indiana has joined the states on Chicago’s emergency travel order after a surge of coronavirus cases in the Hoosier state.

People coming to Chicago from states on the list are asked to quarantine for 14 days, though there are exceptions for necessary trips, such as for medical care or travel by essential workers.

Changes to the list of states affected by the travel advisory are announced on Tuesdays and take

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Chicago quarantine COVID-19 travel order: Indiana added to list of states required to quarantine

CHICAGO (WLS) — Chicago’s COVID-19 emergency travel order was updated Tuesday, adding Indiana to the list.

Twenty-five total states and Puerto Rico are now on the Chicago travel quarantine order. The four new states added Tuesday were Indiana, North Carolina, Rhode Island and New Mexico.

The threshold for inclusion on the quarantine order list is an average of at least more than 15 new cases per 100,000.

Wisconsin also remains

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Chicago restricts travel to and from Indiana due to COVID-19 | Government and Politics

“Please don’t go unless you really need to go,” Arwady pleaded. “We have no goal here in Chicago except to control the spread of COVID, and that Hegewisch area has repeatedly been a hot spot area for us.”

Under the city’s order — which does not apply to the rest of Illinois — the quarantine requirement is triggered following all “non-essential” travel from Indiana to Chicago or Chicago to Indiana,

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How consulting is trying to stay essential during Covid-19



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Consultants are rebranding as pandemic-fighting experts as they try to stay essential amid a global recession. Here’s the TLDR to our field guide on consulting’s new challenges.

Here’s Why

1⃣ Covid-19 is adding to existing threats facing the consulting industry.

2⃣ It’s a bad time to be looking for a job in consulting.

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3⃣ But for many firms, the crisis is

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See How Swiss Firm Komma Will Help Reshape Future Cities

A new product has appeared on the transport scene proposing an alternative to conventional modes of city transport. The Urban Mobility Vehicle – or UMV – sits somewhere between a motorbike and a conventional car, offering the agility of a two-wheeler, but with the comfort and safety of the latter. It runs on electricity, has a much smaller footprint than a standard city car and

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Welsh First Minister says lack of English travel ban ‘undermines’ Covid-19 fight

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Welsh First Minister Mark Drakeford has written to Boris Johnson to claim his decision not to impose travel restrictions for English lockdown areas is “undermining” Wales’ ability to control the spread of coronavirus.

The letter has been described by Mr Drakeford as a last-ditch attempt to get the Prime Minister to restrict people living under lockdown in England from being able to travel to areas of Wales where

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EU nations get ready to adopt travel rules during COVID-19 pandemic

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Published 8:33 a.m. ET Oct. 13, 2020 | Updated 11:11 a.m. ET Oct. 13, 2020

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BRUSSELS – European Union countries are getting ready to adopt a common traffic light system to coordinate traveling across the 27-nation bloc, but a return to full freedom of movement in the

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EU countries adopt common travel guidelines amid pandemic

European Union countries have approved a series of guidelines aimed at facilitating free movement across the bloc and avoiding further disruption during the coronavirus pandemic

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EU seeks to bring order to confusing COVID-era travel

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BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union adopted on Tuesday a “traffic light” system to guide member states whether to require COVID-19 testing or quarantines for non-essential EU travellers such as tourists.

A meeting of European affairs ministers approved the recommendation, which aims to end a confusing patchwork of

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Can I go on holiday in Tier 2 or Tier 3? How UK travel rules are affected by the new Covid restrictions

For those planning a holiday in the coming months it has been tough to keep up with local lockdown measures with different guidelines across the country.

And with the Prime Minister implementing a new “three tier” system for tackling growing coronavirus rates across England this week, holidaymakers could find their staycation subject to a host of new rules.

Under the new system, different areas of England will be split up

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Where Can I Travel To Right Now?

Weekly travel corridor updates and announcements of new restrictions across the UK are making it increasingly difficult to plan travel.

And, with half term less than two weeks away, many families will be wondering whether they’ll be able to go on their planned holiday – or even book one last-minute.

To make things a little easier, we’ve set out the details of destinations you can currently travel to, according

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Singapore, Indonesia agree to resume ‘essential’ travel

Oct. 12 (UPI) — Singapore and Indonesia have agreed to resume travel for businesses and government officials on Oct. 26, even as Indonesia remains home to Asia’s second-worst COVID-19 outbreak.

Singaporean Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan said in a Facebook post Monday the decision to allow cross-border travel with Indonesia is part of the “gradual and calibrated steps to reopen our borders and support our economic recovery,” Singapore’s Straits Times reported.

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Chaos as non-essential travel ban trailled – before plan watered down hours later

Confusion reigned late on Monday night – after the Government appeared to trail a non-essential travel ban only to water down the plan hours later.

Sources told BirminghamLive the measure was coming on Monday afternoon, in advance of the Prime Minister’s statement on the new three-tier system for dealing with coronavirus.

That was later confirmed by mayor Andy Street, who said: “You should only travel for essential reasons as of

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Singapore, Indonesia agree to launch green lane for essential business and official travel

SINGAPORE: Singapore and Indonesia have agreed to set up a reciprocal green lane (RGL) for essential business and official travel between both countries.

Applications for the RGL will open on Oct 26 and travel will start soon after, Singapore’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) said on Monday (Oct 12).

The agreement comes less than two months after MFA said on Aug 25 that Singapore and Indonesia planned to

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Border Patrol says more Americans violating non-essential travel ban

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PHOENIX — As the United States and Mexico work to stop COVID-19’s spread, non-essential travel remains prohibited across their shared border.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection surveyed 150,000 travelers along the southwest border and CBP Acting Commissioner Mark Morgan told KTAR News 92.3 FM’s Arizona’s Morning News on Friday that more Americans are traveling for non-essential reasons.

“This is a balance about addressing the real public

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‘No agreement on easing travel for long distance partners’



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‘No agreement on easing travel for long distance partners’

MANILA, Philippines — Bad news for Filipinos with foreign significant others.

Presidential spokesman Harry Roque yesterday disputed a statement by Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles that the government’s pandemic task force has agreed in principle to ease the outbound travel restrictions on Filipinos who want to reunite with their foreign partners.

Roque, spokesman for the Inter-Agency Task Force on

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