Wisconsin re-added to Chicago emergency travel order

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CHICAGO — Wisconsin has once again been added to the Chicago travel order due to a rising number of COVID-19 cases.

The Badger State was originally added to the quarantine list back in July and was removed less than a month later.

Coronavirus cases have since seen a steady climb in Wisconsin. On Tuesday alone, state and county health officials confirmed more than 1,500 new cases of the virus.

The order applies to individuals who are coming from Wisconsin to Chicago or to Chicago residents who travel to Wisconsin and then return.

Travelers must quarantine for a 14-day period upon their return.

Also added to the city’s quarantine list were Montana, Idaho, Minnesota and Puerto Rico, while Kentucky and Louisiana were taken off the list. As of Tuesday afternoon, the order includes 18 states and Puerto Rico.

The order came on the same day that Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers extended the statewide mask mandate until Nov. 21 because of a spike in the number of coronavirus cases.