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California, Oregon, & Washington issue COVID-19 travel advisories, truckers exempt


Three west coast states are attempting to slow the spread of Coronavirus by issuing travel advisories.

On November 13, California Governor Gavin Newsom announced that his state in conjunction with Oregon and Washington issued travel advisories “urging visitors entering their states or returning home from travel outside these states to self-quarantine to slow the spread of the virus. The travel advisories urge against non-essential out-of-state travel, ask people to self-quarantine for 14 days after arriving from another state or country and encourage residents to stay local.”

Truck drivers are considered essential workers and are not impacted by the travel advisories.

Other “essential travel” that is permitted includes travel for 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,” said California Governor Gavin Newsom. “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.”


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