Kansas joins the list to restrict travel from South Dakota; Ohio’s restriction causes Ohio State to drop out of Sioux Falls event

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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) — Kansas isn’t the only state restricting travelers from South Dakota.

The state joins Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York and at least 12 other states that have some sort of restriction.

The restrictions don’t ban travelers or visitors from South Dakota but they do either require a 14-day quarantine upon arrival or a negative COVID-19 test taken within a specified time frame or the recommendation to take those actions.

Kansas is the most recent state to add South Dakota. So far, Kansas restrictions only apply to South Dakota and North Dakota. Kansas requires travelers to and from South Dakota after Nov. 4 to quarantine for 14 days after arrival in Kansas, according to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment.

The Kansas restriction has forced coaches from the Augustana women’s soccer team to give up upcoming recruiting trips to Kansas.

Restrictions in Ohio, which require a traveler coming from South Dakota to quarantine for 14 days has already impacted the Crossover Classic basketball event scheduled for Nov. 25-27 in Sioux Falls.

The Columbus Dispatch, the buckeyextra website, and Jeff Goodman of Goodman Hoops, have reported the Ohio State University men’s basketball team has dropped out of the Crossover Classic because of Ohio’s quarantine restriction as it applies to South Dakota.

Earlier this week, Utah announced it withdrew from the event and media reported concerns about COVID-19 in South Dakota prompted the withdrawal.

Restrictions vary in states and Vermont is among the most restrictive.

If an individual is traveling to Vermont, they must quarantine for 14 days upon arrival, according to the Vermont Department of Health. If an individual plans to travel to Vermont by car, they can quarantine at home for 14 days. If they plan to travel to Vermont by public transportation (plane, train, bus) or from further than a direct car ride, they must quarantine in Vermont.

A negative COVID-19 test can follow seven days of quarantine to cut the 14 days, the state says. The state has recommendations for those traveling by car to Vermont.

Below is a map of travel restrictions in U.S. states that impact South Dakota.

Some states don’t have travel restrictions but a county or city may have one.

Idaho does not have travel restrictions but Ada County does. The county requests a voluntary 14-day quarantine for travel from high risk areas. Travel from South Dakota would qualify as most of the state has substantial transmission of the coronavirus.

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