Missouri, Oregon and Washington state have joined Massachusetts’ list of ‘low-risk’ states for travel, health officials announced on Friday. The only other locations on this list previously were Puerto Rico and Hawaii.
What this means is that travelers from these states no longer need to quarantine when they arrive in Massachusetts as of Saturday, March 6th.
The criteria for states to be added to the ‘low-risk’ list are that the location must have less than 10 average daily cases per 100,000 inhabitants, and a positive Covid-19 test rate below 5%. Both of these metrics must be held over at least 7 days.
While COVID-19 rates are decreasing across the state, it’s still important to maintain social distancing, and to wear a mask when in public spaces. Hopefully, we’ll see you soon as travel resumes!