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Tracking COVID-19 at UCLA

Travelers to LA will have to submit online form, acknowledge recommended quarantine

People arriving at LAX and two other locations in Los Angeles will have to fill out a virtual form to show they understand the state’s travel advisory to quarantine for 14 days after arrival, starting Wednesday. (Amy Zhang/Daily Bruin senior staff)

By Hyeyoon (Alyssa) Choi and Bernard Mendez

Nov. 24, 2020 5:48 p.m.

This post was updated Nov. 29 at 6:16 p.m.

Travelers arriving at LAX will have to fill out a virtual form to certify they understand the state recommends they quarantine after arriving in Los Angeles beginning Wednesday, LA Mayor Eric Garcetti announced in a press release Monday.

The form asks travelers to certify they understand the state’s travel advisory, which recommends a 14-day quarantine for people arriving in LA for nonessential travel after they come in from LAX, Van Nuys Airport or Union Station. Anyone over the age of 16 must fill out the online form when they arrive at the three locations, or they may be fined up to $500.

“We have to take action to protect Angelenos and stop the spread of this virus,” Garcetti said in the press release. “Our new form delivers a clear message: If you travel to our city, we want you to be informed of guidelines that will save lives and keep all of us healthy and safe.”

Other states, including New Jersey and Washington, have also issued similar 14-day quarantine travel advisories for travelers coming in from other states.

[Related link: Officials recommend self-quarantining after holiday travel as cases surge statewide]

An increase of COVID-19 cases in California has led to greater restrictions on businesses and gatherings.

LA County reported an all-time high of 6,124 new COVID-19 cases Monday, though around 1,500 of those cases were due to a backlog from the weekend. The county has already imposed a curfew on businesses, which now must close between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. because of the rise in COVID-19 cases. California also imposed a monthlong partial stay-at-home order on multi-household nonessential gatherings between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. for most counties.

UCLA students and staff can receive free COVID-19 tests at the Arthur Ashe Student Health and Wellness Center.

The form is available here: https://travel.lacity.org.

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Hyeyoon (Alyssa) Choi
Bernard Mendez | News editor
Mendez is the 2020-2021 News editor. He was previously a staff news reporter for the Science & Health beat and a developer for The Stack. He is also a third-year math student at UCLA.
Mendez is the 2020-2021 News editor. He was previously a staff news reporter for the Science & Health beat and a developer for The Stack. He is also a third-year math student at UCLA.
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