Ohio Department of Health issues COVID-19 travel advisory for 12 states (updated map)

Ohioans are urged to reconsider travel to Missouri and Oklahoma as well

Ohio Department of Health issues COVID-19 travel advisory for 12 states (updated map)
Ohio Department of Health Travel Advisory Map as of Nov. 11, 2020 (Source: Ohio Department of Health)

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

Ohioans are encouraged to avoid South Dakota, North Dakota, Iowa, Wyoming, Idaho, Kansas, Alabama, Montana, Utah, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Mississippi.

Ohio Department of Health Travel Advisory Map as of Nov. 11, 2020
Ohio Department of Health Travel Advisory Map as of Nov. 11, 2020 (Source: Ohio Department of Health)

Missouri and Oklahoma are shaded gray on the travel advisory map because an accurate positivity rate cannot be calculated, the health department said.

The health department said these states' COVID-19 testing data is incomplete, but recent trends suggest these Missouri and Oklahoma are at an elevated positivity level.

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

Self-quarantining is recommended for those traveling to states 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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