Reader's relatives aren't following travel advisory
We have relatives who are planning to drive from Seattle to Las Vegas in mid-December for an extended stay with family there. They plan to stay overnight with us in Medford en route. How will the recent Washington-Oregon-California travel restrictions impact their plans?
Your relatives’ plans aren’t in compliance with travel advisories issued by Oregon, California and Washington for nonessential travel.
Governors of the three states have asked people who choose to travel to self-quarantine for 14 days after arriving in another state or country. Your relatives would have to make a two-week pitstop with you and avoid activities outside your home to comply with the specifics of the travel advisory.
However, law enforcement agencies won’t be arresting people over their travel plans.
The West Coast travel advisory relies on people voluntarily curbing their travel to help slow spiking COVID-19 rates.
Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak has been isolating himself after testing positive for COVID-19 Nov. 13.
With cases and hospitalization rates rising in Nevada, the governor has asked state residents to stay home except for essential activities.
Nearly 700 tourists have tested positive for COVID-19 since June 1, according to the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services.
During the pandemic, Nevada had reported 123,794 cases and 1,944 deaths as of Tuesday. The state’s population tops 3 million.
Oregon has more than 4 million people and had logged 59,669 cases and 788 deaths as of Wednesday.
Washington had recorded 134,121 cases and 2,571 deaths as of Tuesday. The state has more than 7.6 million people.
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