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.