BOSTON (CBS) — California is no longer considered a “COVID lower-risk state” by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. Beginning Saturday, Massachusetts will require people traveling from California to fill out a travel form and then quarantine for 14 days upon arrival in the state.
States qualify as lower-risk when their daily cases per 100,000 are below 10 and the positive test rate below 5%, both measured as a 7-day rolling average.
Anyone coming from a state not considered lower-risk needs to fill out a travel form and quarantine or provide a negative COVID-19 test from within 72 hours of your arrival. Failure to comply could result in a fine up to $500.
The states remaining on the travel order exempt list are Hawaii, Maine, New Hampshire, New York, Vermont, Washington, and the District of Columbia.
For more information, visit the state’s website.