Wisconsin Will Be Put On Chicago Quarantine List

By WBBM Newsradio 780 AM & 105.9 FM

CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- Mayor Lightfoot this week plans to put Wisconsin on growing list of states from which travelers should be quarantined for 14 days after arriving in Chicago.

Some of the states on the list are not surprising; they're in the South and West, where coronavirus cases have exploded. 

“We’re also seeing an increase in states around us,” Lightfoot said Monday as she confirmed Wisconsin, Illinois’ neighbor to the north, is now considered a hot spot.

The city updates its recently implemented coronavirus travel warning on Tuesdays, and roughly 20 states are on the list because of their rising COVID-19 metrics. The inclusion of Wisconsin will take effect next Monday for people coming from that state.

Visitors or residents returning to Chicago are expected to self-quarantine for two weeks to help avoid spreading the virus.

Lightfoot said the city has not issued fines to anyone found to have violated those guidelines.