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California, Oregon and Washington issue Covid travel advisory urging 14-day quarantine

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California, Oregon and Washington issue Covid travel advisory urging 14-day quarantine

PUBLISHED FRI, NOV 13 20201:42 PM ESTNoah Higgins-Dunn@HIGGINSDUNNKEY POINTS

  • The governors of California, Oregon and Washington issued a joint coronavirus travel advisory on Friday urging people arriving to their states to self-quarantine for 14 days.
  • The West Coast states also advised people to avoid non-essential out-of-state travel.
  • The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warns that traveling can increase someone’s chance of spreading and becoming infected with the coronavirus.
A masked passenger is seen seated on a flight from San Francisco, California to Newark, New Jersey on October 27, 2020.

A masked passenger is seen seated on a flight from San Francisco, California to Newark, New Jersey on October 27, 2020.Michael Loccisano | Getty Images

The governors of California, Oregon and Washington issued a joint coronavirus travel advisory on Friday urging people arriving to their states to self-quarantine for 14 days and asking residents to avoid all non-essential out-of-state trips.close dialogStream live CNBC TV from around the world.START FREE TRIAL

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The Pacific Northwest states said essential travel includes people who are traveling for “work and study, critical infrastructure support, economic services and supply chains, health, immediate medical care and safety and security,” according to a statement.

The Democratic governors also recommended that travelers limit their interactions with only people in their households.

“California just surpassed a sobering threshold – one million COVID-19 cases – with no signs of the virus slowing down,” California Gov. Gavin Newsom said in a statement. “Increased cases are adding pressure on our hospital systems and threatening the lives of seniors, 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.”

The travel advisory is voluntary, according to Newsom’s office, which sent out a statement saying the best enforcement is “encouraging others to be respectable 

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