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Travel Guidance

Travel Reccomendations

Updated: 3/30/22

The CDC now monitors the number of new COVID-19 cases, the percentage COVID-19 hospital beds being used by COVID-19 patients, and the number of new COVID-19 hospital admissions in a region to determine its COVID-19 Community Risk Level.  Depending on these numbers, counties are designated as low, medium or high risk.

In alignment with the CDC and the Chicago Department of Public Heath, CCDPH recommends the following precautions for travelers to and from suburban Cook County:

Travel Risk Levels

GREEN or low risk: No additional recommendations or precautions. Please follow all travel sector guidance.

YELLOW or medium risk: Consider wearing a mask in indoor public places, especially if you or someone you live with are at high-risk for severe illness.

ORANGE or high risk: Wear a mask in indoor public places.  Travelers who are 5 years old and older who are not up-to-date with their COVID-19 vaccinations are advised to AVOID travel to counties that are orange/high risk.  CCDPH recommends unvaccinated people returning to suburban Cook County from orange/high risk counties stay home and quarantine for 5 days, and take a COVID-19 test 3-5 days after their return.

“For students and school personnel, please check with their local school district for specific travel policies.”

Click the button below to see a map showing the COVID risk level of your destination.

Federal law requires that all people wear a mask while in airports, on planes, and in public transportation, regardless of CDC risk level.

Vaccination continues to be the best protection against COVID-19.  To find a location for your first, second, or booster dose, or to schedule at-home vaccination, please visit vaccine.cookcountyil.gov or call 833-308-1988 between 7am-6pm Monday – Friday.

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Updated March 30, 2022, 2:33 PM