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Ohio no longer on its own travel advisory list

The Ohio Department of Health said Ohioans should stay at home except for necessary trips.
Credit: Ohio Dept. of Health

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio is no longer among the states on its own COVID-19 travel advisory as the Ohio Department of Health released the latest group of states.

Fourteen states are currently on the travel advisory list.

The travel advisory is for people coming into the state from other states with testing rates of 15% or higher for COVID-19.

Ohio is currently at a 13% positivity rate.

In addition to the recommendation that people self-quarantine for 14 days after coming to Ohio from one of those states, ODH says Ohioans should stay at home except for necessary trips.

The list will be updated weekly.

As of Jan 20, states at 15% or higher are Idaho, Utah, South Dakota, Iowa, Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Arkansas and Tennessee.

DeWine said people should self-quarantine at home in or a hotel.

This applies to visitors as well as people who live in Ohio returning from vacation or business travel.