As of February 23, 2021, the Cook County Department of Public Health updated the recommendations for quarantine after travel, which reference and align with the City of Chicago’s Travel Order.
There are now more states on the yellow list (up to 15 daily cases/100K). If you are traveling to a yellow state, no COVID test or quarantine is required upon return. You must maintain strict masking and social distancing and monitor your health for COVID-19 symptoms, both during and after travel.
If you travel to a state on the orange list (more than 15 daily caes/100K), you must follow the quarantine guidelines, even if you visit the state for less than 24 hours:
10-day quarantine - OR -
Pre-arrival negative test result (no longer than 72 hours prior to arrival) with strict masking, social distancing and avoidance of in-person gatherings. District 34 will not accept rapid COVID-19 tests at this time, but will only accept a PCR test as proof of a negative COVID diagnosis. -OR -
(NEW!) Be fully vaccinated, defined as two weeks after the second dose of a two-dose COVID-19 vaccine or two weeks after one dose of a single-dose vaccine, without symptoms and maintaining strict masking and distancing
Those who have had COVID-19 do not have to quarantine after travel (for 90 days after onset of symptoms or (if asymptomatic) their positive test).
In all cases, those who have traveled must continue to:
Monitor for symptoms for 14 days of returning from travel
Practice distancing and mask wearing