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Hoosiers visiting Chicago should be vaccinated or test negative for COVID-19, city officials say
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Hoosiers visiting Chicago should be vaccinated or test negative for COVID-19, city officials say

Hoosiers visiting Chicago should be vaccinated or test negative for COVID-19, city officials say

Indiana is among 31 states now listed on Chicago's COVID-19 Travel Advisory because each has a COVID-19 infection rate greater than 15 cases per 100,000 residents. Hoosiers visiting the city should either be vaccinated against the coronavirus or test negative for COVID-19 up to 72 hours prior to their visit.

Chicago health officials are recommending any person visiting the city from Indiana either be vaccinated against the coronavirus or test negative for COVID-19 up to 72 hours prior to their visit.

Indiana is among 31 states now listed on Chicago's COVID-19 Travel Advisory because each has a COVID-19 infection rate greater than 15 cases per 100,000 residents.

All of Illinois' neighboring states are included in the advisory, along with all of the southern and far western states, Maryland, and New York.

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The Chicago travel advisory imposes no requirements on fully vaccinated individuals other than to follow standard COVID-19 prevention protocols, including wearing a face mask in public places.

However, unvaccinated individuals unable or unwilling to be tested for COVID-19, or who test positive for the virus, are directed to quarantine for 10 days after arriving in Chicago to minimize the potential spread of the coronavirus.

The current travel advisory is less stringent than the city's prior travel order that required a 14-day quarantine following any "non-essential" travel by Hoosiers to Chicago, and for Chicagoans returning home after visiting Indiana or another state on the city's list.

Hoosiers age 12 and up can get the free COVID-19 vaccine without an appointment at more than 1,050 locations in the state, including retail pharmacies, health clinics and hospitals.

A complete list of Indiana COVID-19 vaccine sites is available online at ourshot.in.gov.

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