CDPH Watching Wisconsin With 'Huge Concern', State May Be Re-Added To Chicago's Hotspot List For Travel Order

Dr. Allison Arwady said Wisconsin had their highest ever number of cases of COVID reported last Thursday, and have percent positivities in the 13 to 17 percent range.
Coronavirus in Wisconsin

CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- Wisconsin is flirting with being re-added to the city of Chicago’s travel advisory quarantine list because of its COVID-19 numbers.

Wisconsin was originally put on the city’s travel advisory list at the end of July. The Badger state was taken off three weeks later. Now, though, Chicago Public Health Commissioner Dr. Alison Arwady said the city is watching Wisconsin’s COVID-19 numbers with huge concern.

"Certainly we are watching Wisconsin with huge concern. They had their highest ever number of cases of COVID reported last Thursday. They’ve had percent positivities in the 13 to 17 percent range," she said.

Dr. Arwady said what’s likely to happen is that later Tuesday the city of Chicago will issue an “alert” for Wisconsin, and that if our neighbors to the north aren’t able to turn things around with their COVID-19 numbers in the next week, Wisconsin will be added to the travel advisory list.

There are currently 21 states on the city of Chicago’s travel advisory list. Anyone visiting from or returning from one of those states is advised to self-quarantine for two weeks.