COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio Department of Health issued an updated travel advisory Wednesday stating that anyone coming into Ohio from eight high-risk states should self-quarantine for two weeks.
Health officials update the advisory every Wednesday. Currently, South Dakota, Idaho, Wisconsin, Iowa, Wyoming, Kansas, Nevada, and Indiana are listed as states the ODH advises against traveling to. Anyone coming from those states is asked to quarantine for 14 days.
States are added to the list when they reach a 15% positivity rate based on a rolling 7-day average.
“This advisory is intended for both leisure and business travel and should be heeded by both Ohioans and out-of-state travelers,” according to the ODH.
Here is the state’s guidance on what to do during a 14-day self-quarantine.
- 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 six 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 9-1-1. 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.
Note - The ODH says Mississippi is showing data irregularities and the state's positivity rate is unable to be calculated. The state has been grayed out.
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