Bar Lowered, a Bit, On Quarantine Rule For Arriving Visitors
As we enter a new week, new rules are in place governing whether people arriving in Massachusetts are required to quarantine for 14 days, or show a negative test for COVID-19.
Until Friday, the rule applied to people coming from states with disease incidence rates of 6 per 100,000. Now, it’s 10 per 100,000.
As of Friday, the statewide average daily case rate was 8.7 per 100,000 residents. That meant people from Massachusetts would have had to quarantine if coming in to their own state.
To be considered low risk, a state’s rate must be below 5 percent. In New England, that’s the case for Connecticut, Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont and, also, New York, and also for Washington, D.C. With the new standards, people traveling in from California, Hawaii, New Jersey and Washington do not face quarantine.
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