Beginning Saturday, Massachusetts will now not require individuals touring from 4 extra states to quarantine upon arriving to the Bay State, the Division of Public Well being introduced Friday, together with a slight tweak to its standards for journey threat.
California, Hawaii, New Jersey and Washington are being added to the record of low-risk states, in accordance with an replace Friday on Massachusetts’ COVID-19 travel order page.
The change goes into impact at 12:01 a.m. on Oct. 17. It is the primary change below the Massachusetts journey order in two weeks.
The state has additionally tweaked the way it’s gauging what states are protected for journey. To be included on the record of low-risk states, they should have fewer than 10 common day by day instances per 100,000 individuals. That is up from the earlier metric of 6 common day by day instances per 100,000 individuals.
The total record of states at the moment deemed to be low threat is California; Connecticut; Washington, D.C.; Hawaii; Maine; New Hampshire; New Jersey; New York; Vermont and Washington.
Rhode Island stays the one New England state not on the record.
Vacationers from states not on the low-risk record should fill out the Massachusetts Travel Form and quarantine for 14 days, in accordance with the state’s tips. That features anybody who’s coming from one of many low-risk states however stayed “for greater than a transitory time period within the final 14 days” in a higher-risk state.