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California Issues 14 Day Quarantine Travel Advisory For Non-Essential Travelers

Oregon, Washington state also issues advisories based on California’s

By Evan Symon, November 13, 2020 3:01 pm

On Friday, California, in conjunction with Oregon and Washington state, issued a self-quarantine travel advisory stating that all travelers coming into the state should self-quarantine for 14 days.

According to the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), people arriving from outside of California by air, bus, or rail should limit interactions to only those in their household. The advisory also clarified that this will not apply to those traveling for essential business. In addition, the advisory also asks Californians to avoid non-essential travel in the coming days, such as tourism or recreation. Despite a limited Thanksgiving announcement earlier this month by Governor Gavin Newsom, the advisory did not clarify if Thanksgiving travel itself was essential or non-essential.

Governor Gavin Newsom (Photo: Kevin Sanders for California Globe)

The advisory itself is also not an order, unlike other states like New York that require quarantining by law or force travelers to fill out forms when travelling. The CDPH is also broad when it comes to the definition of essential travel, including the widely interpretable reasons such as work and study, critical infrastructure support, economic services and supply chains, health, immediate medical care, and safety and security.

“California just surpassed a sobering threshold – one million COVID-19 cases – with no signs of the virus slowing down,” expressed Governor Newsom in a prepared statement on Friday. “Increased cases are adding pressure on our hospital systems and threatening the lives of seniors, essential workers and vulnerable Californians. Travel increases the risk of spreading COVID-19, and we must all collectively increase our efforts at this time to keep the virus at bay and save lives.”

Oregon and Washington also released near carbon copy versions of the CDPH travel advisory, urging against out-of-state travel and asking for 14 day quarantines from those who do travel to their respective states.
Washington Governor Jay Inslee (Photo: Wikipedia)

“COVID cases have doubled in Washington over the past two weeks,” said Washington Governor Jay Inslee in a statement on Friday. “This puts our state in as dangerous a position today as we were in March. Limiting and reducing travel is one way to reduce the further spread of the disease. I am happy to partner with California and Oregon in this effort to help protect lives up and down the West Coast.”

While there has been significant debate over whether this is justified, many health experts have said that something like this has been expected.

“A million COVID-19 cases in California, and growing rates,” noted Sharon Ramos, a Los Angeles nurse who has had COVID-19 once and has treated COVID-19 patients since March. “With the number of cases we’ve seen, I’m surprised that we didn’t have this advisory in place already.

“We’ve found out that most patients with COVID have ignored orders or travel advisories. They went to the beach when they were told not to, or had a big party despite being a major public health risk.

“The advisory isn’t enforceable, so people are still going to travel because of Thanksgiving and Christmas.. And like people ignoring health warnings during Halloween, we’re going to see a rise from people ignoring it.”

The Advisory is in effect as of Friday morning and is expected to be in place until at least the end of the year.

Evan Symon
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6 thoughts on “California Issues 14 Day Quarantine Travel Advisory For Non-Essential Travelers

  1. I keep wondering if the next thing on their agenda for those who refuse to obey is locking them up.

    You know, for the children.

  2. Comrades

    Stop reading this stuff….you’re being programmed as a worrisome fearful peasant generationally doomed as an insignificant, a chump of sorts….

  3. In 1901 this same action was shot down by the courts in what turned out to be a fake plague epidemic constructed by the US Public Health Service in Chinatown, San Francisco. The whole thing was a fraud intended to get rid of Chinese using phony public health justification. See Susan Craddock’s “City of Plagues.” Back then, the courts weren’t controlled by the globalists, I guess.

  4. Going to visit the kids in San Diego for the holiday. I would love to see them try to lock up this 79 year old rebel. It will be all over the news. Time for an insurrection folks

  5. Like the leftists kept saying and posting on their Priuses’ bumpers, “Resitance is patriotic.” We’re having 7-10 people over for Thanksgiving and no politician dictates what goes on in my house. We’re not comrades and don’t allow politicians to rule by edict. These buffoons in office, elected by a foolish and uneducated citizenry, act like Nero while CA’s big cities collapse into anarchy, lawlessness, unemployment, and bankruptcy. TUNE THEM OUT.

  6. Katy or Evan, I just read an article in Politico (I know) about how many California lawmakers went to Maui despite travel warnings (for us) to attend a meeting with 100 people (lawmakers and lobbyists) from 4 states. The hypocrites stayed at the Fairmont Kea Lani hotel. It was a fundraiser for the Independent Voter Project.

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