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Californians Asked To Stay Within 120 Miles Of Home

New travel recommendations from California Dept. of Health released this week
By - posted 1/8/2021 No Comment

Thanks to KRON4 for letting us know that the California Dept. of Public Health has issued updated travel restrictions which include advising Californians to avoid traveling more than 120 miles from one’s home for “non-essential” travel.

For context, Tahoe is approximately 200 miles from San Francisco. Find cities within 120 miles of San Francisco (this includes Sacramento, Monterey)

  • “Non-essential travel” includes travel that is considered tourism or recreational in nature.
  • “Essential travel” is travel associated with the operation, maintenance, or usage of critical infrastructure or otherwise required or expressly authorized by law (including other applicable state and local public health directives), including work and study, critical infrastructure support, economic services and supply chains, health, immediate medical care, and safety and security.

The restrictions are worded as “recommendations” so it’s unclear if there are any penalties or enforcement.

Updated California Travel Advisory

Updated January 6, 2021

Non-Essential Travel
1. Except in connection with essential travel, Californians should avoid non-essential travel to any part of California more than 120 miles from one’s place of residence, or to other states or countries. Avoiding travel reduces the risk of virus transmission, including by reducing the risk that new sources of infection and, potentially, new virus strains will be introduced to California.

2. Non-essential travelers from other states or countries are strongly discouraged from entering California, and should adhere to the quarantine procedures set forth in Paragraph 3.

Quarantine Post-Travel
3. All persons arriving in or returning to California from other states or countries, should self-quarantine for 10 days after arrival, except as necessary to meet urgent critical healthcare staffing needs or to otherwise engage in emergency response. Additionally, this recommendation does not apply to individuals who routinely cross state or country borders for essential travel .

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