DC removes Delaware from high-risk state list following new data

Delaware has been taken off D.C.’s list of high-risk states, and those coming from the state to D.C. will not have to self-quarantine for 14 days.

The state was placed on the list Monday, when posted data showed that it met the requirements of a high-risk state.

DC Health and the Delaware Department of Health reviewed updated data that no longer made Delaware a “high-risk state” as defined by DC Health standards.

Anyone who arrived in D.C. between Aug. 24 to Aug. 27, after traveling to Delaware for non-essential activities and was quarantining, may discontinue and return to their usual activities with the current COVID-19 precautions in place, a DC Health news release said.

A data fluctuation landed Delaware on the list. First reported on WTOP, a source within DC Health acknowledged that the data collected on Delaware’s seven-day average positivity was an anomaly and earlier said that the District had no plans to pull Delaware off the list.

With Rehoboth, Dewey, Lewes and Bethany beaches, the state is a popular beach destination for D.C.-area residents.

D.C.’s high-risk list is made up of states where the seven-day average of daily new COVID-19 cases is 10 or more per 100,000 persons; and under an executive order by D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser, those coming from states on the list are required to self-quarantine.

Below is the current list of high-risk states:

Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California
Florida
Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Nebraska
Nevada
North Carolina
North Dakota
Oklahoma
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Wisconsin

The list is scheduled to be updated again Sept. 7.


More Coronavirus News

Looking for more information? D.C., Maryland and Virginia are each releasing more data every day. Visit their official sites here: Virginia | Maryland | D.C.


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