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Coronavirus Daily Updates: What You Need To Know


April 8, 2020
Categories: Alerts, Advisories, Health

Our in-house operations teams are closely monitoring ongoing developments. Each day, we’ll continue to update this page with changes over the past 24 hours

 

April 8 – Updates include additional images depicting case totals and locations throughout the world and within the United States (see below). Cases in the US surpass 400,000 and schools in two more states close for the remainder of the academic year.

April 7 – Updates include new changes to country-specific formatting (see below). In the United States, all residents of Los Angeles, California can apply for coronavirus testing, as the county urges residents to skip grocery shopping until 13 April. Colorado and Pennsylvania ask residents to wear a mask when leaving home.

April 6 – Updates include changes to restrictions and measures for several countries.

April 5 – Updates include changes to restrictions and measures for several countries, including updates to lockdown and curfews.

April 4 – Updates include changes to restrictions and measures for several countries. Missouri and Alabama issue state-wide stay at home orders and disaster declarations are approved for Arkansas and New Hampshire.

April 3 – Updates include updates to restrictions and measures for several countries. In the United States, Ohio, Oklahoma and Tennessee issue or expand state-wide stay at home orders and the Democratic National Convention in Milwaukee moves to the week of 17 August.

April 2 – Updates include new restrictions and measures added for Curacao, Saba, Sint Eustatius and Sint Maarten, as well as several other countries. Florida, Georgia and Nevada issue state-wide stay at home orders and North Dakota's disaster declaration has been approved.

April 1 – Updates include new changes to country specific restrictions for several countries. In the United States, the National Guard will be deployed to assist at long-term health care facilities in Georgia and Maine and Texas issue state-wide stay at home orders.

March 31 – Updates include several changes to country-specific entry and other restrictions, as well as updates for government imposed flight restrictions. Arizona, Virginia and Washington D.C. issue state and district-wide stay at home orders.

March 30 – Updates include changes to restrictions and measures for several countries. In the US, Maryland issues a state-wide stay at home order and travelers entering Florida by car will be stopped and screened.

March 29 – Updates include new restrictions for several countries, US President Trump approves disaster declarations for 10 states and two territories and Kansas and Rhode Island issue state-wide stay at home orders.

March 28 – Updates include new restrictions and measures for Suriname as well as updates to several other countries. US states Alaska and North Carolina issue state-wide stay at home orders.

March 27 – Updates include new additions to country-specific restrictions and measures for several countries. Governors from two more US states ask for federal disaster declaration assistance and Montana and New Hampshire issue state-wide stay at home orders.

March 26 – Updates include new restrictions and measures for Dominica, in addition to updates for several other countries. Three more US states issue state-wide shelter in place or stay at home orders.

March 25 – Updates include new and expanded visual graphs for coronavirus cases, deaths and recoveries worldwide, several updates to country-specific restrictions and additional measures by several US states.

March 24 – Updates include several changes to country-specific restrictions and new totals for cases, deaths and recoveries worldwide. After months of stringent lockdowns, several Chinese provinces have lowered their emergency response measures and manufacturing activities are resuming. In the United States, 16 states issue state-wide, county or city-specific stay at home orders.

March 23 – Updates include new totals for cases, deaths and recoveries worldwide, several US states issue state-wide or city specific stay at home orders and President Trump announces federal medical stations and various medical supplies will be sent to California, New York and Washington after the White House approves requests for federal disaster declaration.

March 22 – Updates include several changes to country-specific entry and other restrictions and worldwide total cases surpass 300,000.

March 21 – Updates include additional entry and other restrictions for the British Virgin Islands (BVI) and several other countries and US states including Connecticut, Illinois, New York and New Jersey issue stay at home orders. 

March 20 – Updates include additional restrictions and measures added for Guinea-Bissau and Tuvalu, the US Department of State suspends routine visa services at all US Embassies and Consulates worldwide, recommending US citizens abroad in countries where commercial departure options are available make immediate arrangements to return to the US. Totals are updated for cases, recoveries and deaths worldwide.

March 19 – Updates include new restrictions and measures for eight countries including Angola, Anguilla, Bermuda, Falkland Islands, Greenland, Liechtenstein, São Tomé and Príncipe and South Sudan, reports suggest that the US DoS is preparing to raise the Global Travel Advisory to Level 4 “do not travel” and new totals for cases, deaths and recoveries worldwide.

March 18 – Updates include additional restrictions and measures for Aruba, Brazil, Central African Republic and Nicaragua, as well as several changes to other countries and new numbers for cases, deaths and recoveries as worldwide total cases now exceed 200,000.

March 17 – Updates include new country-specific restrictions for 12 new countries, including Belarus, Cayman Islands, Eswatini, The Gambia, Libya, Mauritania, Montserrat, Namibia, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, Uruguay and Zimbabwe, as well as additional updates to several other countries and new totals for cases, deaths and recoveries worldwide.

March 16 – Updates include new restrictions Andorra, Sudan and Venezuela, as well as several additional updates to others countries and state-by-state restrictions for the United States, as well as updated totals for cases, deaths and recoveries.

March 15 – Updates include new restrictions for Syria as well as several other changes to country-specific restrictions and government imposed flight restrictions and new totals for worldwide cases, deaths and recoveries.

March 14 – Updates include new restrictions for Guinea as well as several other changes to country-specific restrictions and government imposed flight restrictions and new totals for cases, deaths and recoveries worldwide.

March 13 – Updates include additional country-specific restrictions for 14 new countries, including Bosnia and Herzegovina, Costa Rica, Cuba, Djibouti, Ghana, Guyana, Honduras, Latvia, Mali, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, North Macedonia and Paraguay. Nepal cancels all climbing permits until 30 April and WHO says Europe is now the epicenter of the outbreak.

March 12 – Updates include new country specific restrictions for 10 new countries, including Argentina, Bolivia, Botswana, Cameroon, Dominican Republic, Mexico, Montenegro, Panama, Turks and Caicos and South Africa, new totals for cases and deaths, changes to government imposed flight restrictions and the WHO declares the COVID-19 outbreak a pandemic.

March 11 – Updates include country specific restrictions and measures for eight new countries, including Algeria, Burkina Faso, Chile, Comoros, Croatia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Malta and Moldova, along with additional flight status and restriction changes for several other countries, as well as new totals for deaths, cases and recoveries.

March 10 – Updates include new country specific restrictions and measures for an additional seven countries, including Albania, Benin, Burundi, Chad, Cote D'Ivoire, Haiti and Serbia, along with several other new developments, details on the country-wide lockdown in Italy through 3 April and new numbers for cases, deaths and recoveries.

March 9 – Updates include several new country-specific changes to restrictions and measures including, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, French Polynesia, Italy, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Sierra Leone, Uganda and Vietnam, as well as new totals for worldwide cases, deaths and recoveries.

March 8 – Updates include new U.S. guidance for Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan, updates to restrictions for Malaysia, El Salvador, the United States and the Maldives, as well as information on lockdowns and lockdown measures in Italy.

March 7 – Updates include a note case numbers, as well as new restrictions and measures for Lesotho, Peru, Togo and Tunisia, in addition to several other country-specific updates.

March 6 – Updates include new restrictions and measures for nine new countries, additional changes in restrictions and flight statuses for several countries and new totals for cases, deaths and recoveries.

March 5 – Updates include significant changes in restrictions and measures for several countries, including new additions for Cyprus, Ecuador, the Palestinian Territories, Senegal and Uzbekistan, as well as updated cases, death and recovery totals.

March 4 – Updates include changes to country-specific restrictions, measures and flight statuses for several countries, as well as new restrictions for Angola, Romania and San Marino and new totals for cases, deaths and recoveries worldwide.

March 3 – Updates include new totals for cases, deaths and recoveries, new country-specific restrictions for China, Canada, Georgia, India, Kuwait, Nepal and Pakistan and the U.S. CDC advises institutes of higher education to consider postponing or cancelling upcoming student foreign exchange programs.

March 2 – Updates include a new visual featuring net active cases worldwide, updated country-specific restrictions for Georgia, HM Government of Gibraltar, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Qatar and Tajikistan, as well as new totals for cases, deaths and recoveries.

March 1 – Updates include additional country-specific guidance from the U.S. government, new flight status updates and/or restrictions for Armenia, Grenada, Kazakhstan and Qatar, as well as new totals for worldwide cases, deaths and recoveries.

February 29 – Updates include new restrictions and measures for Azerbaijan, French Polynesia, Georgia, Lithuania, Lebanon, Qatar and Tajikistan, several new flight status changes, the U.S. DoS and CDC raise travel advisory levels for Italy and new totals for cases, deaths and recoveries worldwide.

February 28 – Updates include several new restrictions and flight status updates, new country-specific guidance from the U.S. government and updated totals for cases, deaths and recoveries worldwide.

February 27 – Updates include new restrictions and flight status updates for several countries, new cases, deaths and recovery totals, with the number of new cases reported outside China exceeding the number of new cases reported in China for the first time and the World Health Organization says the rest of the world and not China, is now WHO's "greatest concern."

February 26 – Updates include several changes regarding visa application centers for a variety of countries, new totals for cases, deaths and recoveries and the U.S. CDC notes the potential public health threat posed by COVID-19 to the U.S. is high.

February 25 – Updates include new restrictions and flight status changes for China, Bahrain, Bulgaria, Hong Kong, India, Kuwait, Spain, Turkey and UEA, as well as new totals for cases, deaths and recoveries.

February 24 – Updates include country-specific border closings and/or new restrictions for Afghanistan, Bahrain, Hong Kong, Jordan, North Korea, South Korea, Qatar, Tajikistan, Taiwan, Turkey and UAE, as well as updated case and death totals worldwide.

February 23 – Updates include significant changes to country-specific restrictions and measures for India, Italy, Iran, Norway, Pakistan, Slovakia, Slovenia and Turkey, as well as updated figures for cases, deaths and recoveries.

February 22 – Updates include new additional restrictions for Armenia, Australia, Italy, Israel and South Korea, as well as new numbers for cases, deaths and recoveries worldwide.

February 21 – Updates include Global Rescue coronavirus quarantine policies, additional restrictions for Italy, Iran, Iraq, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, North Korea, South Korea and Mongolia, flight status updates for Georgia, India and the UK, new evacuation plans for Ukraine, an update on the Diamond Princess cruise ship and new case, death and recovery totals worldwide.

February 20 – Updates include developments surrounding passengers disembarking from the Diamond Princess cruise ship, new country-specific restrictions for Iran, Macau, South Korea and Taiwan, new case, death and recovery totals and flight status changes for Egypt, the Netherlands and New Zealand.

February 19 – Updates include new evacuation plans for passengers aboard the Diamond Princess cruise ship, additional country-specific restrictions and updated case, death and recovery totals worldwide.

February 18 – Updates include new restrictions and flight status updates for 24 different countries, as well as updated totals for cases, deaths and recoveries worldwide.

February 17 – Updates include 14 Americans aboard the Diamond Princess evacuated, additional flight status updates for Thailand, India and Brunei, new restrictions and measures for Cambodia and Malaysia and updated totals for cases, deaths and recoveries.

February 16 – Updates include new announcements from Hubei Province officials, several changes to country-specific flight status and evacuation plans, updated case, death and recovery totals and reports of two Boeing 747s landing in Tokyo to evacuate Americans aboard the Diamond Princess.

February 15 – Updates include additional lockdowns for Jingmen and Wuhan, updated case, death and recovery totals and reports of the U.S. government chartering a plane to evacuate U.S. nationals aboard the Princess Cruise ship in Yokohama.

February 14 – Updates include new country-specific restrictions Turkmenistan, Singapore, Russia, China and the Philippines, several new flight status changes and the first group of evacuees released from quarantine in France. New totals for case numbers, deaths and recoveries are also included.

February 13 – Updates include new country-specific restrictions for Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Sierra Leone and Vietnam, as well as additional restrictions for Hubei and updated totals for cases and deaths.

February 12 – Updates include Airbnb suspending bookings in Beijing until 30 April, new country-specific restrictions for Fiji, several flight status updates and new totals for cases and deaths.

February 11 – Updates include the total number of people who have recovered from coronavirus worldwide, new restrictions and measures for Gabon, South Korea and Thailand, several new country-specific flight status updates and new totals for cases and deaths.

February 10 – Updates include additional restrictions and other measures from the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office and National Health Service, China's changes to the definition of "confirmed" cases and new totals for worldwide cases and deaths. 

February 9 – Updates include date modifications for country-specific restrictions and measures, as well as updated totals for cases and deaths. 

February 8 – Updates include extended dates for country-specific restrictions and measures, the EU considers a "harmonized approach" for issuing visas to Chinese nationals and updated case and death totals. 

February 7 – Updates include additional evacuation-related developments for the United States new restrictions and measures for Hong Kong and the Philippines, an update on the Princess Cruise ship in Yokohama and new case and death totals by location. 

February 6 – Updates include new death totals and case numbers, additional restrictions, measures and evacuation plans for Tianjin, Zhejiang and several countries, including Australia, Brunei, Japan, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Morocco, Netherlands, North Korea and New Zealand.

February 5 – Updates include additional restrictions, flight updates and evacuation plans for Bangladesh, Hong Kong, Jordan, Russia, South Korea, the UK and Uzbekistan, as well as new case locations and death totals.

February 4 – Updates include new case locations and death totals and country-specific restrictions, flight status updates and evacuation plans for several new countries.

February 3 – Updates include additional evacuation developments, new case numbers and death totals and country-specific restrictions for Bangladesh, Czech Republic, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan,  Maldives, Pakistan, Russia, Solomon Islands and Taiwan.

February 2 – Updates include the first recorded death outside of mainland China, Lunar New Year holiday break extensions, new evacuation plans for the EU, Princess Cruises restrictions, updated case and death totals and country-specific restrictions for New Zealand, South Korea and the U.S.

February 1 – Updates include information on Hubei lockdowns, additional evacuation plans for Egypt and Sri Lanka, several new flight restrictions, updated case and death totals and country-specific restrictions for Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Iran, the UK and the U.S.

January 31 – Updates include the World Health Organization (WHO) declaring “a public health emergency of international concern,” new case location and death totals, updated evacuation plans for Mongolia and Canada as well as additional country-specific restrictions for American Samoa, Italy, Israel, Mongolia, Myanmar, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, the U.S., the UK and Trinidad and Tobago.

January 30 – Updates include updated case locations and death totals, evacuation plans for the European Union, New Zealand and Germany, as well as new airline flight restrictions and country-specific restrictions for Italy, Russia and Northern Mariana Islands.

January 29 – Updates include reports of a possible vaccine, additional evacuation plans for Australia, United Kingdom, Italy, South Korea and Turkey, as well as updated case locations and death totals and new restrictions for Hong Kong, Kazakhstan and Papua New Guinea.

January 28 – Updates include additional evacuation plans from Wuhan, new country-specific restrictions for Tibet, Philippines, Russia, Hong Kong and the U.S., as well as new case location and death totals.

January 27 – Updates include new country-specific restrictions for China, France, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Macau, Mongolia, Spain, Singapore United Kingdom and the U.S. Additional airport measures and updated outbreak locations, cases and deaths.

January 26 – The U.S. Department of State (DoS) is making arrangements to relocate its personnel stationed at the U.S. Consulate General in Wuhan to the United States. Full details below.

 

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The new strain (COVID-19) comes from the same family of viruses that causes severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV).

The virus is transmitted between humans through respiratory droplets, though it may spread through other modes of transmission. Individuals can spread the virus before they develop symptoms. The most severe cases typically develop in those over the age of 60 who have additional medical conditions. The virus’ mortality rate is disputed.

It appears that COVID-19 rates of infection are leveling off in China while spiking in other places such as Iran, Europe, South America, North America, and Africa. A WHO official said on 27 February that the rest of the world—not China—is now WHO’s “greatest concern.” On 11 March, the WHO declared the COVID-19 outbreak a pandemic. On 13 March, the WHO said that Europe is now the outbreak’s epicenter.

United States Government Guidance

On 19 March, DoS raised the Global Travel Advisory to Level 4 “do not travel” abroad under any circumstances. The advisory recommends that US citizens abroad in countries where commercial departure options are available should make immediate arrangements to return to the US, or else risk remaining abroad for an indefinite period. DoS also announced that regular passport services are suspended, with services only offered for “life-or-death” emergencies. On 20 March, DoS announced it suspended routine visa services at all US Embassies and Consulates worldwide.

Repatriation Options

The US and other countries continue to explore repatriation options for citizens trapped abroad. We recommend that travelers and expatriates contact their embassies for the latest information.

Outbreak Locations

On 26 February, the number of new cases reported outside China exceeded the number of new cases reported within China for the first time.

  Cases Deaths
China Total 85,140 3,342
Non China Total 1,361,925 79,788
World Total 1,447,065  83,130

 

 

Trends for COVID-19

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Net Active Cases Worldwide

Coronavirus Numbers_Total World Cases versus Recoveries and Deaths

 


Nations With The Most Cases

Overall Cases since 22 January

Coronavirus Numbers_Top 10 Nations- Overall Cases

Overall Deaths since 22 January

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Net Active Cases as of Today

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China vs. World: Cumulative % Increase

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United States

Net Active Cases in the US

Coronavirus Numbers_Total US Cases versus US Recoveries and US Deaths

* Number of US recovered cases may not be reliable

Entry restrictions:
Authorities announced a 30-day ban on travel from Schengen-area countries, including Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the UK, and Ireland. The ban applies to foreign nationals who have visited these countries within 14 days and those who have transited through these countries. The ban does not apply to US citizens, permanent residents, their close family members, and certain other limited categories of visa holders. Those returning to the US from these countries should self-isolate for 14 days.

Foreign nationals who have traveled to Iran or mainland China within 14 days are barred from entry. US citizens who have been to mainland China within 14 days may enter but will be redirected to the airports listed below. Heightened screening is in place for arrivals from South Korea. Authorities suspended non-essential travel between the US and Canada and the US and Mexico, effective 21 March.

Other restrictions:
Authorities declared a national emergency on 13 March. US President Donald Trump said on 16 March that there are no plans for a nationwide curfew or quarantine. The Administration urges all Americans to social distance. Major cruise lines including Carnival, Royal Caribbean, Norwegian, and MSC have suspended sailing operations to and from US ports since 14 March.

Government imposed flight restrictions:
Arrivals who traveled to any of the countries in the Schengen area, Iran, or mainland China within 14 days will need to rebook flights through one of the following airports:

  • John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), New York
  • Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD), Illinois
  • San Francisco International Airport (SFO), California
  • Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), California
  • Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA), Washington
  • Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL), Hawaii
  • Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL), Georgia
  • Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD), Virginia
  • Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR), New Jersey
  • Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW), Texas
  • Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW), Michigan
  • Boston Logan International Airport (BOS), Massachusetts

Domestic travel restrictions:
Amtrak is cutting its frequency on the Northeast Corridor by 60 percent of its typical weekday schedules between Boston, New York, and Washington, D.C. in response to lower demand. Northeast Regional trains will continue to operate but at significantly lower frequencies. Routes in Pennsylvania, Connecticut, New York, and Vermont will operate on a Saturday schedule from 16 March.

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Alabama:
A statewide ‘stay-at-home’ order is in place. Birmingham and Jefferson County Commission declared states of emergency. All schools will be closed for the remainder of the academic year. State-wide recommendations include avoiding crowds of 50 or more. All Jefferson County facilities have been closed through 6 April, including all county courthouses. All restaurants have been ordered to switch to take-out service and delivery only. All childcare centers have also been instructed to close.

Alabama
Birmingham and Jefferson County Commission declared states of emergency. All schools will be closed for the remainder of the academic year. State-wide recommendations include avoiding crowds of 50 or more. All Jefferson County facilities have been closed through 6 April, including all county courthouses. All restaurants have been ordered to switch to take-out service and delivery only. All childcare centers have also been instructed to close. All nonessential businesses are closed until 17 April.

Alaska:
A statewide ‘stay-at-home’ order is in effect until 11 April. All nonessential businesses are closed until further notice. Select public events have been either cancelled or postponed. Anchorage closed all gyms, entertainment venues, and establishments offering dine-in services through 31 March.

Arizona:
A statewide ‘stay-at-home’ order is in place. Hospitals are ordered to increase bed capacity by 50 percent. Grand Canyon National Park is closed until further notice. Most restaurants have transitioned to take-out, curb-side, and delivery only options. The National Guard is working to replenish grocery stores across the state.

Arkansas:
A disaster declaration was approved for the state.  Schools will remain closed for the rest of the academic school year. Little Rock instituted a mandatory curfew from 00:00-05:00. The curfew does not apply to healthcare workers or those working overnight shifts. All travelers from New York state and foreign countries must self-quarantine for 14 days. All restaurants were urged to transition to take-out, curb-side, and delivery only options.

California:
The state of California is on lockdown. All 40 million residents are told to stay home to prevent the spread of coronavirus. All eviction enforcement and legal proceedings are on hold until at least the end of May.  State parks are closed to vehicles. All parks, trails, and beaches are closed until further notice in San Diego. Los Angeles County ordered coronavirus patients to self-isolate. All Los Angeles residents can apply for coronavirus testing. A surge hospital for coronavirus patients will open on 13 April on the campus of the former St. Vincent Medical Center. Los Angeles County urged residents sto skip grocery shopping until 13 April. Hiking trails in Los Angeles County are closed due to overcrowding. All public beaches in Los Angeles County are closed. Residents may only leave home for essential purposes such as purchasing groceries, picking up prescriptions, and attending health care appointments. Commuting to jobs deemed essential is permitted at this time. Violating these restrictions will result in a misdemeanor. The number of residents being tested for coronavirus has tripled. President Trump approved the state’s request for a disaster declaration and will send federal medical stations and various medical supplies. Los Angeles County has run out of face shields for medical professionals. Approximately 500 National Guard personnel will be deployed to assist with humanitarian work and food distribution. All bars, wineries, brew pubs, and nightclubs statewide are expected to close until further notice. Anyone over the age of 65 is recommended to self-isolate. The city of Los Angeles has closed bars, restaurants, nightclubs, and all other entertainment venues until 31 March. Authorities instructed hospitals to only test the most severe cases for coronavirus. Disneyland will remain closed until further notice.

Colorado:
A statewide ‘stay-at-home’ order is in effect until 26 April. All residents should wear a mask when leaving home. All residents should wear a mask when leaving home. Members of the National Guard deployed to support the local and state response. Events or gatherings in public space that could draw 20 or more people are banned until further notice in Boulder. This includes city parks and recreation areas and the Pearl Street Mall. The order does not apply to transportation waiting areas. Boulder has already closed all city buildings and facilities until 31 March. In Denver, restaurants are limited to takeout and delivery services only and gatherings of more than 50 people are banned until 11 May. All Colorado ski areas are closed until further notice. Casinos have begun to close.

Connecticut:
A statewide order to stay at home is in place. The CDC will be issuing a strong travel advisory for the state. Nursing home visits have been limited. Gyms, restaurants, bars, and movie theatres have been instructed to close. Restaurants may continue with take-out, curb-side, and delivery only options. Effective 21 March, all personal care service businesses, including tattoo shops, piercing parlors and nail salons, will be closed.

Delaware:
A statewide order to stay at home is in place until 15 May. All restaurants have transitioned to take-out, curb-side, and delivery only options. Public gatherings of 50 or more people have been banned.

Florida:
Effective 3 April, a statewide ‘stay-at-home’ order is in place until further notice. Religious services are
exempt from this executive order. A disaster declaration for the state was approved by President Trump. Travelers entering the state by car will be stopped and screened. Anyone who has traveled from the New York City area to Florida in the last three weeks will need to self-isolate and also provide a list of people they have been in close contact with in Florida as well as an address where they will isolate. All travelers from Louisiana must self-isolate for 14 days. In Miami Beach, all grocery store, pharmacy, and restaurant employees must cover their noses and mouths. A ‘stay-at-home’ order is in effect in Miami Beach and Ft. Lauderdale. Broward County issued a shelter-in-place order effective 27 March. Travelers from airports in New York and New Jersey must self-isolate for 14 days. Beaches across the state have begun to close. Effective 27 March, a citywide curfew will be in place in Miami from 22:00-05:00. Ft. Lauderdale has required all bars and restaurants to close by 22:00. Both Miami and Ft. Lauderdale restricted restaurant capacity to 50 percent. Restaurants have begun shifting to take-out, curb-side, and delivery only options. Disney World will remain closed until further notice.

Georgia:
Effective 3 April, a statewide ‘shelter-in-place’ order is in place until 13 April. The state will start enforcing social distancing requirements at parks and lakes. The National Guard will be deployed to assist at long-term health care facilities. Effective 24 March, bars and nightclubs will shut down. Presidential primaries have been postponed
until May.

Hawaii:
A statewide order to stay at home is in place. People traveling between the state’s major islands must self-quarantine for 14 days. The island has asked all tourists to stay away and postpone any vacations or holiday travel plans. All arrivals, including tourists and residents, must self-quarantine for 14 days. The Hawaii National Guard has been placed on standby. Planning has begun to institute more testing at airports and harbors. There are no plans to close restaurants and bars at this time.

Idaho:
A ‘stay-at-home’ order is in place for the entire state. Boise will cease all public access to city facilities except the airport. Idaho’s Secretary of State is asking the governor to delay the state’s primary election until at least 16 June.

Illinois:
A statewide order to stay at home is in place. A disaster declaration for the state was approved by President Trump. In Chicago, rent will be deferred while the ‘stay-at-home’ order remains in place. Chicago's Lakefront Trail and the city's beaches are closed until further notice. All bars and restaurants are closed for dine-in services statewide until 30 March. Takeout and delivery services are permitted. Gatherings of over 50 people are prohibited. The Army Corps of Engineers will convert the Chicago convention center into a facility to treat coronavirus patients.

Indiana:
A statewide order to stay at home is in place. All K-12 schools will use remote learning for the rest of the academic school year. Bars, nightclubs, and restaurants are limited to takeout and delivery services statewide until 1 April. State museums and historic sites are closed until further notice. State parks and recreation centers, including state park inns, will remain open.

Iowa:
A disaster declaration for the state was approved by President Trump. Many retail businesses, including book and clothing stores, restaurants, and bars will close until 7 April. Cedar Rapids closes most city facilities to the public until mid-April. Restaurants and bars have been instructed to close beginning 17 March.

Kansas:
A statewide ‘stay-at-home’ order is in place. Kansas will limit gatherings to 10 people. Bars, restaurants, gyms, and other businesses have not been required to close. Restrictions have been put in place for visitors and group activities at nursing homes. Kansas is currently running short on testing swabs and transportation for patients.

Kentucky:
The Louisville fairgrounds will be turned into a field hospital for coronavirus patients. Restaurants and bars are limited to takeout and delivery services until further notice. All childcare centers have been instructed to close. All government offices must close in-person services after 17:00 on 17 March. The state’s primary election has been postponed until 23 June.

Louisiana:
A statewide order to stay at home is in place until 30 April. President Trump approved a disaster declaration for the state. The New Orleans convention center will be used to house coronavirus patients. More than half of the state’s medical workers have been placed in quarantine. The state anticipates running out of ventilators in early April. All non-essential businesses are closed. Gatherings of more than 250 people are banned statewide.

Maine:
A state-wide ‘stay-at-home’ order is in place. A civil state of emergency has been declared. Gatherings of more than 50 people are strongly discouraged. No mandatory business closures have been announced. The Maine island of North Haven has halted all travel to the island by visitors and seasonal residents. Only full-time residents will have access to the island..

Maryland:
A statewide ‘stay-at-home’ order is in place. A disaster declaration for the state was approved by President Trump. Bars, restaurants, movie theaters, and gyms are closed until further notice. The Maryland Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) has entered a full activation. The State Emergency Operations Center is operating at its highest level. Gatherings of over 250 people are prohibited. All senior citizen activity centers are closed indefinitely.

Massachusetts:
A statewide order to stay at home is in place through 4 May. A disaster declaration for the state was approved by President Trump. All bars and restaurants are closed until 17 April. Takeout and delivery services are permitted. Grocery stores and pharmacies are permitted to open. All public and private schools are closed until 4 May.

Michigan:
On 23 March, authorities ordered residents to stay home unless they are critical workers. A disaster declaration for the state was approved by President Trump. All restaurants, bars, and cafes are limited to takeout and delivery services only until 30 March. All coffee houses, bars, taverns, brewpubs, distilleries, clubs, movie theaters, indoor and outdoor performance venues, gymnasiums, fitness centers, recreation centers, indoor sports facilities, indoor exercise facilities, exercise studios, spas, and casinos are otherwise closed until 30 March. Salons can stay open, but if a location is a salon and spa, the spa will still have to close. The order does not apply to: office buildings, grocery stores, markets, food pantries, pharmacies, drug stores, and providers of medical equipment and supplies, health care facilities, residential care facilities, congregate care facilities, and juvenile justice facilities, warehouse and distribution centers, and industrial and manufacturing facilities.

Minnestoa:
Coronavirus testing is now mostly reserved for hospitalized patients, healthcare workers, and residents of long-term care facilities. Veterans who are impacted by coronavirus can apply for financial assistance grants from the Minnesota Department of Veteran Affairs. Gatherings of 50 or more people or smaller gatherings that do not accommodate social distancing should be cancelled. Most places of public accommodation including restaurants, bars, movie theaters, and parks are closed until 27 March. Take-out and delivery options from restaurants are available.

Mississippi:
Gatherings of 50 or more people are prohibited. Suspension of legislative sessions are expected shortly.

Missouri:
A statewide ‘stay-at-home’ order is in place. A disaster declaration for the state was approved by President Trump. All meal delivery services to students in the Ferguson-Florissant district are suspended until further notice. In-person notary requirements are suspended until further notice.

Montana:
Effective 28 March, a ‘stay-at-home’ order is in place until further notice. Most bars and restaurants throughout the state have been restricted to take-out, curb-side, and delivery only options.

Nebraska:

Public events and gatherings have been limited to 10 people or less until further notice. This includes: restaurants, bars, fitness centers, theatres, childcare centers, and events such as weddings, funerals, and church services.

Nevada:
A statewide ‘stay-at-home’ order is in place. People entering the state should self-quarantine for 14 days. A curfew is in place from 21:00-05:00 in the Reno-Sparks Indian Colony. A curfew is in place beginning at 22:00 in for the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe. Public gatherings of ten or more people are prohibited. The primary election on 9 June will be conducted entirely by mail. All nonessential businesses have been ordered to close until 30 April. Gas stations, pharmacies, and doctors’ offices will stay open.

New Hampshire:
Effective 27 March, a statewide ‘stay-at-home’ order is in place until 4 May. A disaster declaration was approved for the state.  Essential businesses are allowed to operate including grocery stores, pharmacies, gas stations, hardware stores, liquor stores, health care facilities, restaurants offering curbside service, news media and manufacturers. Businesses considered non-essential must close or operate under ‘stay at home’ conditions. Visiting senior citizens in nursing and assisted living homes is banned until 6 April. Nonessential out-of-state travel by state and local government officials, public school teachers, and students is prohibited until 6 April. Gatherings of over 10 people have been banned including church services, social events and recreational activities (the ban does not apply to the legislature, day-to-day operations of businesses or nonprofits, urgent medical purposes including blood drives, or pandemic meetings). Restaurants have been ordered to transition to take-out, curb-side, and delivery only options.

New Jersey:
A statewide order to stay at home is in place. The CDC will be issuing a strong travel advisory for the state. A disaster declaration for the state was approved by President Trump. Federal courthouses in Newark are closed through 6 April. The state is beginning to run out of various kinds of medical equipment. All bars and restaurants are limited to takeout and delivery services. All gyms, health clubs, day cares, and movie theaters are required to close at 20:00 daily and are closed completely in Hoboken until further notice. Effective 21 March, all nonessential businesses are closed.

New Mexico:
A state-wide stay at home order is in place. A public health emergency has been declared and social-distancing is encouraged. All schools will remain closed for the remainder of the academic year. Casinos will close until 10 April.

New York:
A statewide order to stay at home is in place. The New York City Javits Center will be turned into a hospital to treat coronavirus until further notice. A Navy hospital ship, the USNS Comfort, has docked in New York. The field hospital in Central Park is officially operational. All New York City playgrounds will close until further notice. New Yorkers will be fined $250-500 for not adhering to social distancing policies. The CDC will be issuing a strong travel advisory for the state. The tax filing deadline will be extended until 15 July. Thursday, New York City will initiate a pilot program of closing two streets per borough for outdoor exercise and for people to get fresh air. A Navy hospital ship is expected to deploy to New York City on 28 March. A field hospital is currently being built in Central Park and is set to be operational on 31 March. Effective 25 March, anyone who has been in New York over the past week is instructed to self-quarantine for 14 days. Bellevue Hospital has begun setting up makeshift morgues to prepare for a surge of coronavirus deaths. Megabus suspended all service in and out of New York City until 9 April. NYU is offering its senior medical students the option to graduate early and begin working as resident doctors amid the coronavirus pandemic. New York City will move to release 300 city inmates immediately due to coronavirus concerns. President Trump announced that federal medical stations and various medical supplies will be sent to the state. Army field hospitals will arrive in NYC within the next 72 hours or less. In New York City, all bars, cafés, and restaurants are limited to takeout and delivery services only until further notice. All gyms, casinos, nightclubs and movie theaters are closed until further notice. Authorities announced that all nonessential workers must stay home. The state is expected to run out of medical supplies in approximately two to three weeks.

North Carolina:
A statewide ‘stay-at-home’ order is in place, effective 30 March. A disaster declaration for the state was approved by President Trump. An executive order was signed that prohibits utility shut-offs until 30 May. All gatherings of 10 people or more are banned until further notice.

North Dakota:
A disaster declaration was approved for the state. All nonessential state employees have been ordered to work from home.

Ohio:
A statewide order to stay at home is in place until 1 May. A statewide order to stay at home is in place until 6 April. All bars and restaurants statewide are closed until further notice. Takeout and delivery services are permitted. The state’s health director ordered the closure of all Presidential primary polls on 17 March.

Oklahoma:
A statewide ‘stay-at-home’ order is in place. State of emergency is in place until 16 April. Norman has closed bars and some restaurants until further notice. Access to the Oklahoma Capitol has been limited. All elective surgeries are suspended until further notice.

Oregon:
A state-wide stay at home order is in place. Select districts have closed public parks and prohibited meetings among local government officials until 14 April. All events and gatherings of more than 25 people have been prohibited for a minimum of four weeks. Restaurants and other food service entities have been restricted to take-out, curb-side, or delivery only options. Food service is set to continue at hospitals, workplaces, and other essential facilities.

Pennsylvania:
Effective 24 March, a ‘stay-at-home’ order is in place for the following counties: Philadelphia, Allegheny, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Monroe, and Montgomery. All residents should wear a mask when leaving home. All restaurants and bars in Allegheny, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, and Montgomery counties are limited to takeout and delivery services only until further notice. The ban also includes non-essential businesses, retailers, and public places in the listed counties. Any non-essential travel is discouraged. Any gatherings of more than 10 people should be cancelled for the next eight weeks. Assisted living and personal care homes have restricted visitors until further notice. Effective 21 March, all personal care service businesses, including tattoo shops, piercing parlors and nail salons, will be closed.

Rhode Island
A statewide ‘stay-at-home’ order is in place. All travelers entering the state must self-quarantine for 14 days. Anyone traveling from New York must self-quarantine for 14 days. Residents have been advised to avoid nonessential crowds. All restaurants have been ordered to transition to take-out, curb-side, and delivery only options until 30 March. Gatherings have been restricted to a maximum of 25 people. All childcare centers have been closed indefinitely.

South Carolina
A disaster declaration for the state was approved by President Trump. Short term rentals—including hotels, motels, rental houses, Airbnbs, and time shares—are now prohibited to travelers coming from COVID-19 hotspots. All K-12 schools, public colleges, universities, and technical colleges will stay closed through April. All bars and many restaurants have been ordered to close. The state tax deadlines have been extended to 1 June. Gatherings of three or more people are banned.

South Dakota:
Select public entertainment events have been cancelled. All non-essential state employees have been ordered to work from home.

Tennessee:
A statewide ‘stay-at-home’ order is in place. A disaster declaration for the state was approved. Gatherings of 10 or more people are prohibited. Restaurants may only offer drive-thru, takeout, or delivery options. Gyms are closed until 6 April. Nursing homes have restricted all visitors.

Texas:
A statewide ‘stay-at-home’ order is in place. A disaster declaration for the state was approved by President Trump. Travelers flying in from New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Washington, California, and the city of New Orleans are required to self-quarantine for 14 days before entering the state. In addition, anyone driving from Louisiana and flying from the cities of Atlanta, Chicago, Detroit, and Miami must also self-quarantine. The Dallas convention center will serve as a coronavirus care facility until further notice. Child care providers are required to limit visits to facilities and deny entry to anyone with symptoms of a respiratory infection. The Special Texas Senate Election has been postponed until 14 July. Bars and restaurants have begun to close, offering take-out, curb-side, and delivery only options.

Utah:
The Summit County Health Department ordered a 30-day shut down of businesses where “people tend to gather.” It includes all “resorts, restaurants, taverns, bars, entertainment venues, fitness and exercise facilities, spas, and churches. The order will remain in effect until 15 April. All conferences, concerts, and festivals have been postponed. Most access to long-term care centers has been restricted.

Vermont:
A state of emergency has been declared until further notice. Authorities said that anyone entering the state should quarantine for 14 days. All schools are closed for the remainder of the academic year. Nonessential gatherings of more than 50 people are prohibited. Bars and restaurants are closed until 6 April. Establishments may offer take-out and delivery only options. Visitor access is restricted at long-term care facilities. Authorities issued a ‘stay-at-home’ order effective from 17:00 on 25 March through 15 April. Exceptions include visits to health care providers, grocery stores, pharmacies, hardware stores, gas stations, and fuel suppliers. Businesses that will stay open include health care operations, grocery stores, pharmacies, hardware stores, gas stations, fuel suppliers, transportation services, manufacturing deemed critical, and news media.

Virginia:
A statewide ‘stay-at-home’ order is in place. A disaster declaration was approved for the state. Events of more than ten people have been cancelled. All nonessential businesses are closed and all K-12 schools are closed for the rest of the academic year. VCU Health has suspended all routine visitors. Businesses and offices have begun closing.

Washington:
The White House approved the governor’s request for a federal disaster declaration. Residents are required to stay at home until 7 April. Army field hospitals will arrive in Seattle within the next 72 hours or less. President Trump announced that federal medical stations and various medical supplies will be sent to the state. Schools will remain closed until the end of the academic year. All restaurants and bars statewide are limited to takeout and delivery service only until 31 March. Gatherings cannot exceed 50 people. All other entertainment and recreational facilities such as gyms and movie theaters are also closed until further notice. Grocery stores and pharmacies will remain open. Hospitals are beginning to run out of supplies and could run out of ventilators by early April.

Washington, D.C.
A ‘stay-at home’ order is in place throughout the district. Nightclubs and multipurpose facilities are required to close until further notice. Restaurants and bars must suspend seating and service to standing patrons until further notice. Gatherings of more than 250 people are banned until further notice. The Metro reduced transit services as of 16 March. The National Guard will be used to prevent crowds during the cherry blossom season.

West Virginia:
A statewide order to ‘stay at home’ is in place. Anyone coming into the state has been asked to quarantine for 14 days. All elective surgeries are prohibited until further notice. Visitations at state corrections centers are prohibited until further notice. All WVU Medicine hospitals will limit visitors to hospitals until further notice.

Wisconsin:
A state-wide ‘stay at home’ order is in place. The Democratic National Convention in Milwaukee is moving to the week of 17 August. Gatherings of more than 10 people have been prohibited. Businesses have begun to close. Visitor restrictions have been put in place for healthcare facilities until further notice. Restaurants have been ordered to transition to take-out, curb-side, or delivery only options.

Wyoming:
A state of emergency is in place until further notice, though no formal restrictions have been issued at this time. Schools and nonessential businesses are closed until 30 April. Events larger than 50 people should be cancelled or postponed. All senior citizens and immunocompromised residents should avoid all non-essential air travel.

Puerto Rico:
A disaster declaration for the territory was approved by President Trump. A 21:00-05:00 curfew is in effect across the island. Malls, movie theaters, gyms, and bars are all closed until further notice. Restaurants must transition to take-out, curb-side, or delivery only options. Violators to the island’s lockdown could face a fine of up to $5,000 or six months in jail.

Guam:
A disaster declaration for the territory was approved by President Trump.

 

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Signs and Symptoms of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The majority of cases related to this coronavirus outbreak have reported fever, cough and respiratory difficulties (distress, rapid breathing and shortness of breath).

General symptoms related to coronavirus infection can also include, but are not limited to

  • Runny nose
  • Headache
  • Cough
  • Sore throat
  • Fever
  • Loss of smell and/or taste
  • Diarrhea
  • Aches and pains
  • General feeling of being unwell

Medical Advice for Travelers

Avoid contact with sick people.

Avoid animals (alive or dead), animal markets and products that come from animals (such as uncooked meat).

Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.

Older travelers and those with underlying health issues may be at risk for more severe disease.

Travel to Wuhan

You should discuss travel to Wuhan with your health care provider.

Infection control at medical facilities in Wuhan and the region is uncertain; avoid medical settings if possible, particularly for minor medical ailments.

The U.S. Department of State has advised "Do Not Travel" to Whuhan since 30 January.

Our Coronavirus Quarantine Policies

In an attempt to control the spread of the COVID-19 outbreak, several countries including the U.S. are enforcing a mandatory 14-day quarantine for travelers who may have been exposed to the virus.

The Global Rescue Intelligence team monitors the outbreak closely and provides this daily report that includes precautions and efforts by various countries to control the spread of the virus within their borders.

Some nations have begun to quarantine all travelers arriving from any countries that have confirmed cases.

Global Rescue recommends before departure, travelers carefully review the coronavirus control policies of their destination and defer travel if there is a chance of being quarantined.

Global Rescue strongly supports the international effort to control the spread of coronavirus. If a Global Rescue member is quarantined, Global Rescue will continue to provide medical and other advisory services. However, medical evacuation is not possible during a mandated quarantine period.

* Data based on press reporting and subject to further verification.


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