Delaware Returns to DC's List of States Considered ‘High Risk' for Coronavirus

Anyone coming from these coronavirus "hot spots" after nonessential trips must self-quarantine for two weeks, Mayor Muriel Bowser says


Washington, D.C., has updated its list of states subject to travel restrictions because they're considered high risk due to the coronavirus pandemic, and Delaware is back on the list.

Anyone entering the District on nonessential business from any of the 31 states on the list must quarantine for 14 days under an order from D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser.

Travel for essential reasons is exempt from the quarantine requirement. Travel between D.C., Maryland and Virginia is also exempt from the order.

Five states were added to D.C.'s list Monday: Alaska, Arizona, Delaware, West Virginia and Wyoming. Three states were removed from the list: California, Hawaii and Ohio.

Here's the full list of states subject to travel restrictions:

  • Alabama
  • Alaska
  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • Delaware
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Idaho
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Minnesota
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • Montana
  • Nebraska
  • Nevada
  • North Carolina
  • North Dakota
  • Oklahoma
  • South Carolina
  • South Dakota
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin
  • Wyoming

The states on D.C.'s list have a seven-day moving average of more than 10 new COVID-19 cases per 100,000 residents, according to a release from the mayor's office.

The two-week quarantine applies to anyone traveling for nonessential reasons, such as vacation. Anyone traveling on essential business is not required to quarantine but should monitor themselves for coronavirus symptoms.

An updated list is set to be released on Monday, Oct. 5.

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