Cook County Issues COVID-19 Travel Guidance

July 20, 2020

On Friday, Cook County Department of Public Health (CCDPH) officials issued emergency travel guidance directing travelers entering or returning to suburban Cook County from states with surging COVID-19 rates to quarantine for 14 days since their last contact within the identified state. The guidance is consistent with Chicago’s July 2 order, and applies to states that have greater than 15 new COVID-19 cases per 100,000 residents per day, over a 7-day rolling average. There are exceptions for essential workers traveling for work purposes and other specific circumstances. The list of included states (currently 17 states) will be updated on the CCDPH website at www.cookcountypublichealth.org every Tuesday afternoon.