On Sept. 14, the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) took one stateConnecticutand the District of Columbia off its weekly COVID-19 travel advisory.
The advisory now includes 48 states and three territories, as daily COVID case rates have decreased in many states. Other states and territories, howeverincluding some with the largest numbers of COVID casescontinue to experience high daily case rates.
Under the advisory, unvaccinated travelers should be tested for COVID before and after travel and should quarantine upon arrival in Chicago.
Every state outside Illinois was on the Travel Advisory last week, as they all had surpassed 15 new COVID cases per 100,000 residents per day. New Hampshire and Connecticut, as well as the District of Columbia, improved last week and had fallen below the daily rate of 15 cases per 100,000 residents.
CDPH holds regular vaccination events across the city; also, vaccines are widely available through pharmacies and health care providers. In-home vaccination is also available free of charge to all Chicago residents through Protect Chicago At Home. Up to 10 people at a residence can receive the Pfizer (12 and older) or Johnson & Johnson (18 and older) vaccine.
Call 312-746-4835 for an appointment or go to Chicago.gov/AtHome details. People who receive the vaccine through the At Home program or a CDPH mobile event will receive a $100 gift card.
Chicago's travel advisory will continue to be updated every Tuesday. CDPH continues to closely monitor the spread of COVID-19 in other regions across the country. For more information, visit chicago.gov/coronavirus.