[Ed. – The kicker: a health official seems to say they’re not, like, watching your out-of-state movements through social media. It’s not creepy like that. But then what, exactly, would it be, if they’re using social media to figure out if you should be quarantining after coming from another state, but aren’t?]
Earlier this week, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot (D) announced a mandatory 14-day quarantine for those traveling from a handful [sic] of states and Puerto Rico. People are asked to quarantine if they were recently in: Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Nebraska, Nevada, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah or Wisconsin.
According to Chicago Department of Public Health Commissioner Dr. Allison Arwady, health officials will check a traveler’s social media accounts if they believe a person was recently in one of the states that require them to quarantine for 14 days. Any social media postings could be used as evidence to issue a citation, NBC Chicago reported.