39 states on DC’s latest high-risk coronavirus list

As coronavirus cases continue to rise around the nation, D.C. added eight states to its list of high-risk states where the seven-day moving average of daily new coronavirus cases is 10 or more per 100,000 persons.

Added to the list are the following states: Arizona; Colorado; Connecticut; Massachusetts; Michigan; Ohio; Pennsylvania; and Rhode Island.

In total, there are 39 states on the list.

D.C. did not remove any of the states that previously were on the list.

Anyone from these high risk states who is coming to D.C. for non-essential activities will be required to self-quarantine for 14 days:

“Individuals traveling from high-risk states after essential travel or arriving in the District for essential travel are required to self-monitor for symptoms of COVID-19 for 14 days and, if they show signs or experience symptoms of COVID-19, they are to self-quarantine and seek medical advice or testing,” a news release from D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser’s office said.

Maryland and Virginia remain exempt from Bowser’s order.

The 39 states on D.C.’s high risk coronavirus list as of Oct. 19. Eight new additions are highlighted in gold.

High-risk states that require 14 days of self-quarantine:

  • Alabama
  • Alaska
  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Idaho
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • Montana
  • Nebraska
  • Nevada
  • New Mexico
  • North Carolina
  • North Dakota
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island
  • South Carolina
  • South Dakota
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin
  • Wyoming

The list will be updated Monday, Nov. 2.

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.

Colleen Kelleher

Colleen Kelleher is an award-winning journalist who has been with WTOP since 1996. Kelleher joined WTOP as the afternoon radio writer and night and weekend editor and made the move to WTOP.com in 2001. Now she works early mornings as the site's Senior Digital Editor.

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