The Governor strongly urges all travelers to Massachusetts to self-quarantine for 14 days until further notice. This guidance will be displayed as posters at service plazas along 1-90 eastbound, distributed as flyers at major transportation hubs and on posted on highway message boards. Visitors are instructed not to travel to Massachusetts if they are displaying symptoms. Health care workers, public health workers, public safety workers, transportation workers and designated essential workers are exempt from this requirement. For more information, view the Reopening MA Report on www.mass.gov/reopening.
As of May 18, 2020 Phase 1 of the Governor’s 4-Phase Reopening Plan strongly urges all travelers to MA urged to self-quarantine for 14 days until further notice.
Why is it important to quarantine if I have been traveling?
Quarantine separates and restricts the movement of people who have traveled to an area of local transmission (a place that has an active outbreak) where they could have been exposed to Covid-19.
The 14 days of quarantine allow enough time to see if there is any manifestation of the virus, if the person presents symptoms. The “incubation period” is the time between catching the virus and beginning to have symptoms of the disease. Most estimates of the incubation period for COVID-19 range from 1-14 days, most commonly around five days.