Wondering how states and cities enforce traveler quarantines to help stop the spread of COVID-19?
Chicago health officials turn to social media for help.
The city issued an emergency travel order July 2 requiring visitors and residents who have traveled to destinations with problematic COVID-19 trends to quarantine for 14 days on arrival. Authorities check the online posts of suspected violators.
If someone is on officials’ radar through contact tracing or other measures, that person’s social media accounts are checked to gather evidence for a possible citation, Chicago Department of Public Health Commissioner Allison Arwady said at a news conference Tuesday.
“Where we already have a concern, it’s one of the easiest ways to identify people who are not just breaking the travel order but flaunting