It’s Safe to Travel to Ohio Again (For Now), ODH Declares

This week, the Ohio Department of Health dropped the Buckeye State from its list of states reporting positive COVID-19 testing rates of 15% or higher.

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Ohio no longer is under its own COVID-19 travel advisory, according to the Ohio Department of Health.

In a Jan. 20 update, ODH knocked Ohio off its list of states reporting positive COVID-19 testing rates of 15% or higher. Ohio previously had been one of those states for weeks but now sits at 13% in the most recent data.

ODH warns against traveling to states on the advisory list and urges anyone returning to Ohio from those locations to self-quarantine for 14 days.

Pennsylvania, which borders Ohio to the east, is on the current advisory list with a 32.4% positivity rate. Kentucky previously had been on the list but is excluded this week due to reporting irregularities in testing.

ODH uses state-level aggregate data from the COVID Tracking Project to determine positivity. The travel advisory is updated each Wednesday based on a seven-day rolling average of positivity.

For more information, visit the Ohio Department of Health’s website.

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