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States Issue Travel Restrictions

Posted on April 2, 2020 by Rob Hale

Many towns, cities, and now states have ordered and continue to order shelter-in-place ordinances to flatten the curve and stop the spread of the Coronavirus, otherwise known as COVID-19. Some cities and states are enforcing these measures through fines — and even imprisonment — if you are found to break the quarantine.

Some states, such as New York and Massachusetts, have also issued measures that if you travel in from other states, you need to quarantine and self-isolate for 14 days in order to determine whether you’ve contracted the virus or not. It should also be noted that some people are asymptomatic carriers, in that they don’t get sick themselves but can pass on the virus to others who can (and likely will) become sick.

For those fortunate to be able to work remotely, now is a cheap time to travel, but it obviously carries great risks and you may be forced to go into lockdown depending on where to travel to or from. Currently, the government and CDC say that it’s best to stay put in your home, and we may wander into territory where you are questioned about the essential nature of your travel while we try to quash this pandemic. If you need to travel, or really want to (which is your decision), do so wisely, wash your hands, shower after reaching your destination, and avoid touching your face.

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