DES MOINES, Iowa (WHO-TV) – Three east coast states now require any of their residents who’ve traveled to Iowa to quarantine for two weeks due to the spread of coronavirus.
Public health departments in Connecticut, New Jersey, and New York all released identical guidance on Monday requiring quarantine for residents who’ve traveled to 16 states including Iowa. The guidance requires a travel restriction to any state that has “a positive (COVID-19) test rate higher than 10 per 100,000 residents over a 7-day rolling average or a state with a 10% or higher positivity rate over a 7-day rolling average.”
These are the 16 states that fall into that category, according to public health officials:
- North Carolina
- South Carolina
Iowa has seen a slight increase in the number of positive COVID-19 cases in the last seven days after weeks of decline, according the state’s coronavirus website.
Positive Cases in Iowa
712 Iowans have died from COVID-19. Nearly 29,000 Iowans have tested positive.