D.C. Requires Self-Quarantine of Those Arriving From 27 States  

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Mayor Muriel Bowser looks out over Black Lives Matter Plaza from the Hay-Adams hotel on 16th Street NW. Courtesy Office of the Mayor. Photo by Khalid Naji-Allah.

Today, July 27, the District Department of Health released its first list of high-risk states; the list will be updated every other Monday. Mayor’s Order 2020-081, released on Friday, specified requirements for all people traveling into Washington, D.C., from high-risk states.

High-risk states are states where the seven-day moving average of daily new COVID-19 cases is 10 or more per 100,000 persons.

Beginning today, those coming into Washington, D.C., for nonessential activities from a high-risk state within the prior 14 days will be required to self-quarantine for 14 days from their arrival in the District. Individuals traveling from high-risk states after essential travel or arriving in the District for essential travel are required to self-monitor for symptoms of COVID-19 for 14 days and, if they show signs or experience symptoms of COVID-19, are to self-quarantine and seek medical advice or testing.

The states on the list below are considered high-risk. Travel to and from Maryland and Virginia is exempt from the order. The list should be used until Monday, Aug. 10, when an updated list will be posted on coronavirus.dc.gov.

High-risk states that require 14 days of self-quarantine:

Arkansas

Arizona

Alabama

California

Delaware

Florida

Georgia

Idaho

Iowa

Kansas

Louisiana

Mississippi

Missouri

Montana

Nebraska

Nevada

New Mexico

North Carolina

North Dakota

Ohio

Oklahoma

South Carolina

Tennessee

Texas

Utah

Washington

Wisconsin

The full Mayor’s Order is available at coronavirus.dc.gov/phasetwo.

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