Travelers to Los Angeles Now Have to Sign Quarantine Form


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LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Travelers coming through Los Angeles International and Van Nuys airports and Union Station beginning today will be required to sign a form acknowledging California's recommended 14-day self-quarantine in response to rising coronavirus rates.

The form is available at travel.lacity.org.

During a Monday briefing, Mayor Eric Garcetti urged people to not travel over the Thanksgiving holiday, not even to go across town because of how widespread COVID-19 cases have been recently.

State and county health officials have also been urging residents not to travel for the holiday. The states of California, Washington and Oregon this month issued a travel advisory recommending that people avoid any non-essential out-of-state travel.

California's advisory also recommended that people traveling into the state quarantine for 14 days.

Los Angeles County has had a similar recommendation in place, suggesting that people who travel out of the area self-quarantine for 14 days upon their return.

The county and state recommendations are not mandates, with officials noting the difficulty in enforcing such a requirement. The state quarantine recommendation applies to anyone “arriving from another state or country,'' meaning out-of-state visitors and residents who travel out of the state and return.

According to the governor's office, the advisory recommends that “individuals limit their interactions to their immediate household.''

It defines essential travel as “travel for work and study, critical infrastructure support, economic services and supply chains, health, immediate medical care and safety and security.''

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