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8 New States Have Been Added To DC’s High-Risk List

Mª del Rosario Castro Díaz Mª del Rosario Castro Díaz

8 New States Have Been Added To DC’s High-Risk List

Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island are now on the District’s high-risk state list.

As COVID-19 cases continue to rise across the country, DC has added eight new states to its high-risk list. These include Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island. The city did not remove any of the states already in the list, elevating the number of states considered high-risk by the District to 39.

‘High-risk areas’  are defined by DC officials as  “locations where the 7-day moving average daily new COVID-19 case rate is ten (10) or more per one hundred thousand (100,000) persons.” The list of these states was first published on July, 27 and it is updated every two weeks.

According to the city’s travel restriction order, travelers coming into DC for non-essential travel from one of these 39 states will have to self-quarantine for 14 days. Exceptions included travelers passing through the DC area and essential-travelers, who only had to limit their contact activities for the corresponding 14-day period. These restrictions, however, do not apply to Maryland or Virginia residents.

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The list will be updated once more on November 2, but in the meantime, here’s the full list of high-risk states: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

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