Ohio Department of Health issues COVID-19 travel advisory for 16 states (updated map)

Ohio Department of Health issues COVID-19 travel advisory for 16 states (updated map)
Ohio Department of Health Travel Advisory Map as of 11/25/2020 (Source: Ohio Department of Health)

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - The Ohio Department of Health released an updated COVID-19 travel advisory map Wednesday with 16 states listed.

Ohioans are encouraged to avoid South Dakota, Oregon, Iowa, Wyoming, Idaho, Kansas, Alabama, Montana, Utah, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Missouri, New Mexico, Tennessee, Arizona and Mississippi.

Washington State is shaded gray on the travel advisory map because an accurate positivity rate cannot be calculated, the health department said.

The health department said Washington’s COVID-19 testing data is incomplete, but recent trends suggest the state is below a 10% positivity rate.

Individuals traveling to Ohio from the 16 states are urged to self-quarantine for two weeks. They are not required to do so.

Self-quarantining is recommended for those traveling to areas with a COVID-19 positivity rate over 15%.

Positivity rate is an indicator of how much COVID-19 there is in a community, and the health department does not recommend travel to states with high positivity.

The advisory applies to Ohio residents returning to the state from one of the listed areas, as well as Ohio tourists.

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