The Mayor of Washington, Muriel Bowser, has issued an order that anyone intending to enter the state from other U.S. territories that are considered high-risk due to their situation in the coronavirus pandemic must be quarantined.
In particular, the regulation, which came into force on Monday, says that anyone wishing to travel to Washington after “non-essential activities” in these areas must isolate for 14 days, according to a statement. If you show symptoms that are compatible with COVID-19, you must also see a doctor.
The list of 27 critical states includes Arkansas, Arizona, Alabama, California, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, Ohio, Texas, and Utah, reports The Washington Post newspaper. However, Maryland and Virginia are excluded from the list.
The order, which is updated every two weeks, states that critical points are considered to be those that record ten or more cases of coronavirus per 100,000 population daily. It will remain in effect until October 9, 2020 or until the end of the Washington state of emergency.