West Coast travel advisory in place as holiday kicks in – Portland, Oregon

Portland, Oregon 2020-11-20 08:00:00 –

Recommendations encourage self-quarantine for 14 days after travel

Very few travelers are in PDX during the November 11, 2020 pandemic (KOIN)

KOIN, Oregon — A travel advisory was issued across the West Coast of the United States just a week before Thanksgiving began the 2020 holiday season.

These recommendations from Oregon, Washington, and California encourage people to self-quarantine for 14 days after arriving from outside the state, discourage non-essential travel, and urge residents to stay local. Travel recommendations are recommendations, not mandatory. That is, there is no force.

Governor Kate Brown believes that the majority of Oregon citizens want to do the right thing to protect themselves and their communities and avoid traveling.

“But if Oregons take these recommendations and other risk mitigation measures we have taken seriously and the number of cases and hospitalizations are expected to continue to grow, further restrictions are imminent,” Brown said. The office said in a statement.

Thursday California Governor Gavin Newsom Announces Curfew For almost all residents, as the most populous states are trying to stop the surge in coronavirus cases that could overwhelm their health care system.

The new California Health Order will not close any business. However, restaurants are allowed to provide takeaway and delivery by 10 pm, but non-essential companies must close the door by 10 pm.

further, Anyone who flies to Hawaii will need Governor David Ige announced on Thursday that the COVID-19 test was negative before his departure to the state and that the new rules would come into force two days before Thanksgiving.

Previously, passengers flying to the island using pre-travel test programs were allowed to upload negative test results to the state database upon arrival, allowing them to skip the two-week quarantine. It was.

However, some travelers who arrived in Hawaii without test results later tested positive. It partially prompted a change in the rules, Ige said at a press conference,

The new program will take effect on Tuesday, just before the holidays.

The Associated Press contributed to this report

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