Indiana’s statewide daily COVID-19 cases are causing Chicago to issue a warning for travelers.
INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana reported it’s fourth highest daily total of new COVID-19 cases on Monday. The 1,576 new cases in addition to record highs last week, make the cases diagnosed in the last 7-day period higher than any other since the pandemic began.
Those statewide numbers are also causing one of the nation’s biggest cities to issue a warning, and it could escalate at a time when fall tourism kicks in.
Fall break is typically one of the most colorful times of year in Indiana. But Chicago officials have a warning for residents making the trek across the border or down I-65.
“Chicago residents are strongly advised to not travel to Indiana,” officials said.
It’s not exactly what tourism groups across the state want to hear. But no one can dispute Indiana’s troubling COVID numbers.