The Hoosier state is among eight states with a positivity rate of 15 percent or higher.
(Columbus, Oh.) – Those entering Ohio after travel to states reporting positive COVID-19 testing rates of 15 percent or higher are advised to self-quarantine for 14 days.
Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced this week a new list of travel advisory states. They are Indiana, Wisconsin, Iowa, South Dakota, Kansas, Colorado, Idaho and Nevada.
Each state has a positivity rate of 15 percent or higher:
- South Dakota – 23.6%
- Idaho – 23.5%
- Wisconsin – 21.1%
- Iowa – 18.8%
- Wyoming – 16.7%
- Kansas – 16.6%
- Nevada – 15.7%
- Indiana – 15.6%
If someone must travel, ODH is recommending 14 days of self-quarantine after leaving those locations. This advisory is intended for both leisure and business travel, and should be heeded by both Ohioans and out-of-state travelers.
What to Do During 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.
If fever and/or symptoms develop, call your medical provider. Take your temperature with a thermometer two times a day and monitor for fever, as well as other symptoms including cough, difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, or diarrhea.
For more information, visit https://coronavirus.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/covid-19/families-and-individuals/covid-19-travel-advisory/covid-19-travel-advisory.