California, Oregon and Washington issued a joint travel advisory on Friday to discourage unnecessary travel and urge tourists and residents returning to quarantine from other states to stay for 14 days.
The press release on Friday stated that the necessary travel based on the advisory opinion includes “work and study, critical infrastructure support, economic services and supply chain, health, immediate medical care, and safety and security”.
Although other states (such as Connecticut) have required high-risk state residents to be quarantined upon arrival, the consulting services in California have not yet met the requirements. New York recently amended its quarantine order to prevent people from entering consecutive states and testing negative at least 72 hours before arrival.
The California consultation applies to all out-of-state travel and visitors, including visitors from Oregon and Washington.
content: The consultation was issued at the same time that Covid-19 cases increased in California and nationwide. According to State Minister of Health and Human Services Mark Ghaly (Mark Ghaly), California has just reached 1 million cases and its positive rate in recent weeks has climbed to 4.2%, a level not seen since early September.
In a briefing on November 4, Gary said that the Gulf region began to consider a 14-day quarantine last week. In the next few days, nine counties have retreated to the more restrictive open layer, including Sacramento and San Diego, and entered the most restrictive purple layer. Today, more than half of California residents live in purple areas.
Los Angeles County, still in the purple category, advised on Thursday that residents should not go on vacation during the holidays and be quarantined within 14 days of returning.
What’s next: Gary said at a press conference on Monday that if this trend continues until next week, more than half of California’s 58 counties will be transferred to a stricter level.