Coronavirus: Ohio changes travel guidance, will no longer issue state-by-state list

The Ohio Department of Health will no longer issue a state-by-state travel advisory list.

For months, the state has issued a weekly list each Wednesday identifying states that reported more than a 15% positive testing rate and encouraged Ohioans to avoid travel to those states.

Ohioans or visitors to Ohio who traveled from a state with a high positivity rate was recommended to self-quarantine for 14 days following the trip. ODH is revising travel guidance to encourage Ohioans to review Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines when considering travel.

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The ODH recommends travelers to continue practicing health measures such as wearing a mask, washing hands and practicing physical distancing to slow the spread of the coronavirus. The CDC also recommends avoiding travel whenever possible because staying home is the best way to protect yourself and others from COVID-19.

If you have a known exposure to the coronavirus, the CDC says to delay any travel, get tested for COVID-19 and watch for a fever or other signs of coronavirus, such as a cough, difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, loss of taste or smell, sore throat congestion, runny nose, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.