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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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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Southwest Airlines to expand in Houston and Chicago in 2021

Southwest Airlines said Monday it will expand in Houston and Chicago by starting flights to those cities’ largest airports, stepping up its head-to-head competition against bigger airlines.

Southwest already serves smaller airports in both cities — Hobby in Houston and Midway in Chicago. The airline said it expects to return to Houston George Bush Intercontinental, where United is the dominant carrier, and launch service at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport, where

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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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Southwest Airlines will expand to Houston Intercontinental, Chicago O’Hare airports in early 2021

Southwest Airlines will start service to Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental and Chicago O’Hare airports early next year, two markets where it already has a major presence.

Southwest, which flies now to Chicago Midway and Houston Hobby airports, is continuing its coronavirus pandemic strategy of flying to more U.S. airports to capture more customers.

“It’s very common for us to serve multiple airports in the same city, we just had not

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Southwest Airlines to serve Chicago O’Hare, Houston Intercontinental

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In a move that may alarm its larger rivals, Southwest Airlines said Monday that it is going to start service from Chicago’s and Houston’s main, larger airports.

In saying it will begin operations at Chicago’s O’Hare and Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental, Southwest said it will continue to fly from

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Southwest Airlines is on a tear adding new airports to its route map with Chicago O’Hare and Houston Bush Intercontinental due to join next year.

The Dallas-based carrier will add the large hubs of Chicago O’Hare (ORD) and

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Chicago residents urged not to travel to Indiana amid surge in coronavirus cases

CHICAGO — Indiana hasn’t made Chicago’s quarantine list yet, but officials from the Windy City are urging residents not to travel to the Hoosier State, citing rising COVID-19 numbers.

The city updated its emergency travel order last week. Indiana was added to the warning category:

Indiana is seeing a daily case average of over 15 cases/100k/day. To allow residents enough time to plan travel to this border state, it has

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Pritzker to Give Update, Indiana Likely to Be Added to Chicago Travel Order

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a group of people sitting around a car: City of Orlando employees conduct COVID-19 tests at a drive-thru testing site at Camping World Stadium on July 22, 2020 in Orlando, Florida. On Wednesday, Florida recorded more than 100 new coronavirus deaths for the seventh time in two weeks, and is tied with Texas for the worst current daily average in the nation. (Photo by Paul Hennessy/NurPhoto via Getty Images)


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City of Orlando employees conduct COVID-19 tests at a drive-thru testing site at Camping World Stadium on July 22, 2020 in Orlando, Florida. On Wednesday, Florida recorded more than 100 new coronavirus deaths for the seventh time in two weeks, and is

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Region leaders scoff at Chicago possibly restricting travel to and from Indiana | Government and Politics

LaPorte Mayor Tom Dermody, a Republican, likewise rejected the implication that his city isn’t doing all it can to combat the coronavirus.

“We take this pandemic very seriously and are sparing no effort to help protect the health and safety of our residents,” Dermody said. “Fighting COVID-19 is our No. 1 priority, and we will do what we can to keep residents healthy while also keeping the economy going.”

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Chicago quarantine COVID-19 travel order: Alaska added to list; officials warn of rising Indiana coronavirus cases

CHICAGO (WLS) — Chicago’s COVID-19 emergency travel order was updated to include Alaska Tuesday, with Georgia and Texas being removed.

Chicago health officials are also warning about rising cases in Indiana, which could be added to the quarantine order next week if the state’s average daily cases does not decrease.

States on the travel order are seeing new cases at a rate of greater than 15 per 100,000 per day

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Chicago residents ‘strongly advised’ to avoid Indiana, which may make next week’s quarantine travel list

Indiana is again in danger of being added to Chicago’s quarantine travel order next week, officials announced Tuesday.



a person talking on a cell phone: In this file photo, Dr. Allison Arwady, Commissioner of the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) approaches the podium during a news conference held at City Hall in Chicago on Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020.


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In this file photo, Dr. Allison Arwady, Commissioner of the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) approaches the podium during a news conference held at City Hall in Chicago on Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020.

While the neighboring state is still just at a warning

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Chicago has spent at least $222 million in overtime so far in 2020, already over budget for the year

The weekend after a Kentucky grand jury declined to charge any police officers for the killing of Breonna Taylor, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot ordered a fleet of city vehicles to prepare for another possible round of civil unrest and looting.



a group of people crossing a street at night: A few protesters cross Michigan Avenue as city trucks with snowplows block access to Chicago Police Department headquarters, following the announcement of charges in the Breonna Taylor case Sept. 23, 2020.


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A few protesters cross Michigan Avenue as city trucks with snowplows block access to Chicago Police Department headquarters, following the announcement of charges

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Freeze Tag Tours Chicago with “Curious City Scavenger Hunt” Powered By Eventzee and WBEZ Chicago

Tustin, CA, Oct. 06, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Freeze Tag ( OTC: FRZT ), a leading creator of location-based mobile social games, announces that WBEZ, Chicago’s NPR news station  launched a virtual community engagement event using the Eventzee scavenger hunt app. Utilizing Eventzee technology, the “Curious City Scavenger Hunt: Chicago Eats Edition” guided competitors throughout Chicago while exploring new cuisines and neighborhoods.

The inaugural event was brought to life by

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1,362 new Illinois coronavirus cases as Chicago adds four more states to travel quarantine list

Public health officials on Tuesday announced 1,362 more people have tested for COVID-19 in Illinois, the lowest number of new cases confirmed in a single day statewide in almost three weeks.

The latest coronavirus cases were detected among 45,624 tests submitted to the Illinois Department of Public Health, lowering the state’s average testing positivity rate over the last week to 3.6%. Tuesday’s daily caseload is the lowest since the state

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Chicago quarantine COVID-19 travel order: Kentucky, several states added back to list

CHICAGO (WLS) — Wyoming, Nevada, and Texas were added to Chicago’s COVID-19 emergency travel order Tuesday.

Kentucky was also added back on the list after being removed last week.

States on the travel order are seeing new cases at a rate of greater than 15 per 100,000 per day or higher.

City health officials said Georgia is starting to see a declining number of cases and could be removed from

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Chicago Adds Four States To Emergency Travel Quarantine List

CHICAGO — Public health officials Tuesday added Kentucky, Wyoming, Texas and Nevada to the city’s emergency travel quarantine list that now includes 22 states and Puerto Rico deemed coronavirus hotspots.

No states previously designated as COVID-19 hotspots for having a weekly average of more than 15 new coronavirus cases per 100,000 residents were removed from the list that requires travelers entering or returning to Chicago from states currently covered by

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Here’s what’s happening Tuesday with COVID-19 in the Chicago area

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced Monday the city was easing coronavirus restrictions on bars and restaurants, as well as on barbershops, beauty salons and gyms. The changes are Lightfoot’s latest attempt to ease the financial burden on Chicago businesses by lifting frequently criticized restrictions.



a group of people sitting at a table with a bunch of stuffed animals: Mourners add to a memorial on Sept. 9, 2020, during a vigil in memory of Dajore Wilson, 8, near where she was killed at 47th Street and South Union Avenue in the Canaryville neighborhood.


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Mourners add to a memorial on Sept. 9, 2020, during a vigil in memory of Dajore Wilson, 8, near

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Minneapolis considers reopening 38th and Chicago for winter

Minneapolis has new plans to reopen the intersection of 38th and Chicago — the site of George Floyd’s fatal encounter with police — as it braces for the possibility that winter weather could further complicate travel in the area.

City staff are asking residents to provide feedback on two temporary solutions for the intersection, which has become a gathering place for people seeking to honor Floyd or protest racism in

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