Out of state travelers urged to self-quarantine

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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Massachusetts is one of many states that are advising out of state visitors to self-quarantine for two weeks.

This is even more of a concern for visitors from southern states like Florida that are experiencing a surge in coronavirus cases.

If you have been told to self-quarantine, you need to stay home for 14 days from the time you left the state.

However, some local residents don’t believe it’s necessary to self-quarantine if the person isn’t showing symptoms and practices the recommended Covid-19 precautions.

“You know I don’t see a problem with it,” said Nancy Giuca of West Springfield. “As long as you wear your masks, keep your distance, and sanitize your hands and everything like that, I don’t see a problem.”

If you’re caring for a loved one who is in self-quarantine, the CDC advises washing your hands, wearing a mask, and avoiding close contact as much as possible.

The City of Springfield is also urging residents that are hosting guests from out of state to self quarantine for 14 days once those visitors head home.

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