Kansas health officials Thursday banned people who have been in Alabama from entering that state without quarantining for 14 days because of the increasing COVID-19 cases being reported in Alabama.
The travel restriction applies to anyone who is in Alabama or has been since Thursday, June 17, according to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. The state also Thursday added Arkansas and Arizona to its mandated quarantine list, joining Maryland.
The change comes as Alabama sees rising COVID-19 cases and limited legal restrictions on businesses’ and individuals’ activities. The state this week logged record-breaking seven-day and 14-day moving averages of new COVID-19 cases per day. The seven-day average of new confirmed cases hit 779 on Tuesday, almost tripling since June 6.