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.READ MORE: A Red Sox Jinx? Tickets For Potential World Series Games At Fenway Are On Sale
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.READ MORE: Racials Slurs Yelled At Players In Several Massachusetts High School Football Games
The states remaining on the travel order exempt list are Hawaii, Maine, New Hampshire, New York, Vermont, Washington, and the District of Columbia.MORE NEWS: Medway Police Warn About Car Break-Ins Targeting Women
For more information, visit the state’s website.