Ohio’s travel advisory list SOURCE: Ohio Department of Health COLUMBUS, Ohio —
Sixteen states are listed on Ohio’s travel advisory system ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday.
Those entering Ohio after traveling to or coming from these states are advised to self-quarantine for 14 days, officials with the state’s health department said.
All of the states on Ohio’s travel advisory system are reporting positives testing rates of 15% or higher, Gov. Mike DeWine said.
Based on a seven day rolling average of positivity rates, the affected states are: Wyoming (57.3%), South Dakota (43.4%), Iowa (41.1%), Idaho (41%), Kansas (38.2%), Pennsylvania (25.3%), New Mexico (24%), Alabama (22.4%), Missouri (22.1%), Montana (21%), Arizona (20%), Utah (19%), Mississippi (18%), Oregon (16%), Wisconsin (15.3%) and Tennessee (15.3%).
Positivity rate is an indicator of how much COVID-19 there is in a community. The Ohio Department of Health is recommending individuals against traveling to states with a high positivity.
"If someone must travel, ODH is recommending 14 days of self-quarantine after leaving those locations," officials with the state health department said. "This advisory is intended for both leisure and business travel, and should be heeded by both Ohioans and out-of-state travelers."
The advisory is intended as guidance and is not a mandate.
What to Do During Self-Quarantine (per Ohio Department of Health) Remain at home and avoid all in-person activities. This includes work, grocery stores and pharmacies, public events and public places.
If you live in a home with other people who did not travel with you, stay in a separate room. If this is not possible, wear a face mask when you are in the same room and stay at least 6 feet away from others.
Do not leave home except to seek medical care. If you need to see a provider for reasons other than a medical emergency, please call in advance and discuss the care you need.
In the event of a medical emergency, call 911. Indicate that you are in home quarantine for novel coronavirus exposure. Keep a face mask on until you are asked by a health care provider to remove it.
Do not have visitors in your home.
Do not use public transportation, taxis or ride-shares.