COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio Department of Health released an updated travel advisory map on Wednesday that includes seven states where Ohioans are advised against visiting. The seven states included are reporting recent average positive testing rates of 15% or higher for COVID-19.
Based on a 7-day rolling average of positivity rates as of Oct. 7, affected states are:
- South Dakota: 26.0%
- Idaho: 22%
- Wisconsin: 20%
- Iowa: 16.8%
- Kansas: 16%
- Missouri: 15.3%
- Wyoming: 15%
Mississippi was taken off the travel advisory this week.
Ohioans are advised against visiting any state reporting a 15% or higher positive testing rate. Those who do travel to any of these states are recommended to self-quarantine for 14 days after leaving those locations and returning to Ohio.
The advisory is intended for both leisure and business travel, one that the department of health wants Ohioans and out-of-state travelers to follow.
If you have to self-quarantine,