With Thanksgiving around the corner, Tennessee has its worst numbers yet during the pandemic, and it’s not alone. Every state except Hawaii is battling another surge in COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths.
Nearly half of the nation — 22 states, along with Washington D.C., Puerto Rico, Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands — have placed restrictions upon travelers as a method of fighting the virus. Those who visit the state are either mandated or encouraged to quarantine for two weeks upon arrival or come armed with proof of a negative coronavirus test.
Some, including Illinois, Massachusetts and Pennsylvania are even prepared to issue fines to travelers who ignore their rules. In New York, a violation could cost as much as $10,000. Hawaii’s capped its fine at $5,000 but adds the potential for a year in prison.
Know before you go: Check out WPLN’s interactive map below to see the restrictions by state for travelers from Tennessee. Please confirm on the state’s website for the most up-to-date information.