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What COVID-19 Restrictions Look Like in Each State

A deal by , 13. Oct. 2020 4:37 am

There's a lot of information floating around regarding COVID-19 and how the United States is managing the ongoing pandemic. Some rules and restrictions have been put into effect but differ from state to state (which can become quite confusing), that’s why we’ve put everything in one place here for you. Below you will find a list of the current states undergoing regulations and what those rules are — of course, all subject to change.

States and Territories With Implemented Restrictions:

1. Alaska

If you enter Alaska, you must be tested for the virus within three days of your departure. In addition, you must also submit a Self Isolation Plan, which you can find HERE. The state is also requesting that visitors take an additional coronavirus test within 14 days of arrival, which can be purchased for $250.

2. Connecticut

If you enter Connecticut from a high-risk area, you must fill out a health form found HERE and quarantine for up to fourteen days. Currently entries from Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Guam, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming are being flagged as high-risk.

3. Hawaii

If you enter Hawaii, expect to find a mandatory fourteen day quarantine period, temperature checks, and a requested health declaration form. Starting October 15, the Big Island will re-open to tourists. You can find more detailed information HERE.

4. Kansas

If you were in Aruba after September 24, have taken a cruise since March, or have attended a large event of 500 people or more, the state of Kansas is implementing a mandatory self-quarantine for fourteen days upon arrival. You can find more detailed information HERE.

5. Kentucky

For individuals entering Kentucky from Florida, Idaho, Iowa, Missouri, South Dakota, Wisconsin, and Wyoming, a mandatory self-quarantine for fourteen days upon arrival is being implemented. You can find more detailed information HERE.

6. Maine

Visitors entering Maine must self-quarantine for fourteen days upon entry, or sign a form stated that they've tested negative for the virus within 72 hours before arriving. If you're already a resident of Maine and are returning home, you must also undergo the same procedure unless you are entering from Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, or Vermont. You can find more detailed information HERE.

7. Massachusetts

If you are entering Massachusetts, you must fill out a travel form found HERE, self-quarantine for fourteen days upon entry or submit a negative coronavirus test. Exceptions to this rule include individuals who are commuting from low-risk states including Connecticut, New York, New Hampshire, Maine, Vermont, and Washington, DC.

8. New Hampshire

Individuals who are visiting New Hampshire are requested to self-quarantine for fourteen days upon arrival. You can find more detailed information HERE.

9. New Jersey

New Jersey is requesting that visitors from high-risk areas self-quarantine for fourteen days upon entry, even if they have tested negative for the virus. These places include: Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Guam, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. You can find an online survey HERE.

10. New Mexico

Individuals who are entering New Mexico are required to self-quarantine for fourteen days upon arrival, or submit a negative coronavirus test from the last 72 hours. Exceptions to this rule include individuals who are entering from low-risk states including Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont, Washington, and Washington, DC. You can find more detailed information HERE.

11. New York

Visitors entering New York must fill out a health form before leaving the airport and are required to self-quarantine for fourteen days upon arrival. High-risk areas that are being monitored include Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Guam, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. You can find more detailed information HERE.

12. Ohio

Travelers from high-risk areas and states with an infection rate of 15% or above must self-quarantine for fourteen days upon arrival to Ohio. You can find more detailed information HERE.

13. Oklahoma

Though restrictions are a bit milder, Oklahoma is requesting that those entering from high-risk areas wear a face mask in public and limit large gatherings for up to two weeks upon arrival. You can find more detailed information HERE.

14. Pennsylvania

Individuals entering Pennsylvania from high-risk states are requested to self-quarantine for fourteen days upon arrival. These states include Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. You can find more detailed information HERE.

15. Rhode Island

Travelers from high-risk areas and states with an infection rate of 5% or above must self-quarantine for fourteen days upon arrival to Rhode Island. If you receive a negative coronavirus test within 72 hours, you are exempt from the isolation. You can find more detailed information HERE.

16. South Carolina

Individuals who are visiting South Carolina from high-risk areas are requested to self-quarantine for fourteen days upon arrival. You can find more detailed information HERE.

17. Vermont

If you are entering Vermont you must self-quarantine for fourteen days upon entry or seven days if you submit a negative coronavirus test. Exceptions to this rule include individuals who are commuting from low-risk Northeast counties with similar infection rates. You can find more detailed information HERE.

18. Washington DC

Individuals who are visiting Washington D.C. from high-risk areas are required to self-quarantine for fourteen days upon arrival. These states include Alaska, Arkansas, Alabama, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. You can find more detailed information HERE.


States Without Current State-Wide Restrictions:

1. Alabama

2. Arizona

3. Arkansas

4. California

5. Colorado

6. Delaware

7. Florida

8. Georgia

9. Idaho

10. Illinois

11. Indiana

12. Iowa

13. Louisiana

14. Maryland

15. Michigan

16. Minnesota

17. Mississippi

18. Missouri

19. Montana

20. Nebraska

21. Nevada

22. North Carolina

23. North Dakota

24. Oregon

25. South Dakota

26. Tennessee

27. Texas

28. Utah

29. Virginia

30. Washington

31. West Virginia

32. Wisconsin

33. Wyoming

What COVID-19 Restrictions Look Like in Each State