ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — Maryland officials are urging people to avoid any non-essential out-of-state travel to 35 states as coronavirus cases nationwide continue to climb and as the holidays approach.
During a news conference Tuesday evening, Gov. Larry Hogan outlined the details of an expanded travel advisory, under which Marylanders are strongly advised against traveling to any state with a positivity rate above 10% or any state with average case rates above 20 per 100,000 residents.READ MORE: 800 Doses Of Moderna COVID Vaccine Already Administered At Fort Meade Were 'Improperly Handled'
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Those states, based on a list from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Tuesday, are:
- New Jersey
- New Mexico
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- Rhode Island
- South Carolina
- South Dakota
- West Virginia*
Delaware, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia and Washington, D.C., are exempt from the recommendation, according to the order.READ MORE: Baltimore County Man Says He Was Kicked Off Southwest Flight For Eating Twizzlers
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Anyone who travels out of the state should get a COVID-19 test upon returning to Maryland and self-quarantine until getting the results, officials recommend. Employees who cross state lines for work daily and whose employers have COVID-19 screening protocols don’t need to quarantine.
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This story was initially published on Nov. 10, 2020.