North Carolina added to list of states for self-quarantine upon return

HARRISBURG – If you plan to travel to North Carolina, Gov. Tom Wolf would appreciate it if you would self-quarantine for 14 days upon your return.

On Tuesday, the Pennsylvania Department of Health updated its travel recommendations and added North Carolina to the list of states recommended for domestic travelers to quarantine upon return. The request is not a mandate.

The DOH also removed California from the list of quarantine.

Currently, the governor recommends travelers stay home for two weeks following their return from the following states: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee and Texas.

“It is important that people understand that this recommendation is in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in Pennsylvania,” Wolf said. “A concerning number of recent cases have been linked to travel, and if people are going to travel, we need them to take steps to protect themselves, their loved ones and their community, and that involves quarantining.”