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Posting selfies from The Bean? Make sure you’re not in violation of Chicago’s travel quarantine

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.

Chicago officials check the social media accounts of visitors and residents suspected of violating the city's 14-day quarantine upon arrival from COVID-19 hot spots.
Chicago officials check the social media accounts of visitors and residents suspected of violating the city’s 14-day quarantine upon arrival from COVID-19 hot spots.

“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

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Graduates who post ‘degree selfies’ risk fuelling fraud, university watchdog warns

Graduation officers have returned to campuses across the UK to post out degree certificates to students
Graduation officers have returned to campuses across the UK to post out degree certificates to students

Graduates who post selfies with their degree because they cannot celebrate at face-to-face ceremonies risk fuelling fraud, the higher education watchdog has warned.

 University leavers have been urged not to publish photographs of themselves on social media brandishing their degree certificates as it alerts counterfeiters to the latest logos, signatories and wording.

 The warning comes amid concerns that graduates will be more likely to share pictures online since they are being denied their usual graduation photo opportunities due to face-to-face ceremonies being cancelled this year.

Prospects, which runs the Hedd Degree Fraud Service on behalf of the Office for Students, has issued the warning as it expects the number of graduates posting selfies to rise.

Graduation officers have returned to campuses across the UK to post out degree certificates to students who spent their

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