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Many bikers choose COVID test to meet travel requirements

Some mandates for bikers returning to their home states
Published: Aug. 16, 2020 at 6:35 PM CDT
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STURGIS, S.D. (KOTA) - Many states have out-of-state travel mandates, requiring anyone entering these states to either have to be quarantined for two weeks or have a negative test result for COVID-19. And that might cause a problem to some visiting Rally attendees.

“Oh, I had to get a test or I can’t go back to work,” said John, a biker from Massachusetts.

“We all do, do the test,” said Tina, a fellow motorcyclist from Massachusetts. “Otherwise we have to do two-week quarantine,” which affects their work.

And some motorcyclists from Washington said , while their state does not have any requirement about their return, their employers need to see a negative test result.

“Our..., her(company), they are making her do a testing before she goes back to work, even though she’s not positive,” said Anita from North of Seattle of her friend, Marlys, who is required to be tested.

“It varies from different companies,” said Marlys.

Most bikers are not happy with the requirement, but say, they at least enjoyed visiting South Dakota for a week-long ride.

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