California, Oregon Y Washington toThey announced new travel warnings due to the increase in cases of Covid-19 on the West Coast of the United States.
Through a statement, Governors Gavin Newsom (California), Kate Brown (Oregon) and Jay Inslee (Washington) recommended 14-day quarantines for those who return to their states after interstate travel and international.
Authorities also asked residents to avoid traveling outside of their state, unless it is an essential activity.
“California has just passed a sobering threshold – one million COVID-19 cases – with no signs that the virus is slowing down. The increase in cases is putting pressure on our hospital systems and threatening the lives of older people, essential workers and vulnerable Californians. ”
“Travel increases the risk of spreading COVID-19, and we must all collectively increase our efforts at this time to keep the virus at bay and save lives,” noted California Governor Gavin Newsom.
Thes travel advisories they were also broadcast locally. Due to the seriousness of the situation, people are asked to limit their interactions to their home as much as possible. Especially, they ask families do not travel on Thanksgiving Day and just have a dinner with members of your household.
“Covid-19 cases have doubled in Washington in the last two weeks. This puts our state in as dangerous a position today as we were in March, “said Washington Governor Jay Inslee.
Even though there are no prohibitions for international travelers, they are asked to practice adequate social distancing and sanitation measures throughout the West Coast, in addition to wearing face masks and following all public health rules in the counties visited.
They suggest visitors should call in advance to their intended destinations to find out the local restrictions.
The CDC also created a list of the higher risk activities when traveling. Take note and avoid these situations as much as possible.
Low risk activities:
1) Play tennis on an open court.
2) Camping in a national park or open space.
Moderate low risk:
1) Go for a walk, run, or bike ride with others.
2) Staying in a hotel for two nights.
3) Go to a library or a museum.
4) Eat at a restaurant (outside).
5) Walk through a busy area.
1) Go to the beach.
2) Go to a mall.
3) Swimming in a pool where there are more people.
Moderate high risk:
1) Eat at a restaurant (indoors).
2) Traveling by plane.
3) Shake hands and kiss other people.
1) Eat at a buffet.
2) Go to an amusement park.
3) Go to a busy show or concert.
4) Go to a bar. Being in an area that is experiencing high levels of COVID-19, including destinations with a health advisory for level 3 travel.
5) Attend a mass gathering like a sporting event, concert, or parade.
6) Being in crowds, for example, in restaurants, bars, airports, train and bus stations or cinemas.
7) Travel on a cruise ship or river boat.