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D.C. Latest To Set Quarantine Requirement For Montana Travelers

A micropscopic image of the novel coronavirus.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Public Domain)
A micropscopic image of the novel coronavirus.

Montanans traveling to Washington, D.C. for non-essential reasons must now quarantine for 14 days upon arrival to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus.

Montana is considered a COVID-19 hotspot based on criteria set by D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser in a traveler self-quarantine order effective today (July 27).

D.C.’s “high risk” definition matches one set by New York, New Jersey and Connecticut last week: anywhere where the seven-day moving average of daily new COVID-19 cases is 10 or more per 100,000 persons.

People who are self-quarantining are instructed to not leave the house except to access medical care or obtain food and other essential goods, not allow guests into their place of quarantine and to self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms.

Idaho and North Dakota also made the list of states considered “high risk” for a total of 27.

Montana had a similar quarantine for some visitors in the early months of the pandemic. The policy was rolled back in early June.