Travel Advisory

CDPH Travel Guidance

 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s COVID-19 Community Levels are a tool to help communities decide what prevention steps to take based on the latest data. Levels can be Low, Medium, or High and are determined by looking at COVID-19 hospital beds being used by COVID-19 patients, new COVID-19 hospital admissions, and the total number of new COVID-19 cases in an area.   

The CDC’s website allows users to search for counties to identify the current risk level. ALL travelers, regardless of vaccination status, should check the map so you know whether the areas you are traveling to are Low, Medium, or High risk for COVID-19.

CDC Community Levels US Map 09-29-2022 with areas colored in orange/high, yellow/medium, and green/low

  • ALL travelers (LowMedium, and High) are advised to:
    • Ensure you are up-to-date with COVID-19 vaccines (including boosters) before any planned travel.
    • Avoid contact with people who have suspected or confirmed COVID-19.
    • Follow recommendations for isolation if you have suspected or confirmed COVID-19.
    • Follow the recommendations for what to do if you are exposed to someone with COVID-19.
    • If you are at high risk of getting very sick, talk with a healthcare provider about additional prevention actions.
    • Consider packing an at-home COVID test in case you develop symptoms while traveling.
    • Bring a mask with you. Some businesses may still choose to require masks.
  • If the areas are Medium Level (yellow), CDPH recommends individuals wear a mask in indoor public places.
  • If the areas are High Level (orange):
    • Wear a mask in indoor public places.
    • If you are at high risk of getting very sick, consider avoiding non-essential indoor activities in public where you could be exposed.

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