(10-16-20) Ohio health officials have added Indiana to their list of COVID-19 travel advisory states. 

They say people living in Ohio should not travel to Indiana and if they do, they recommend people self-quarantine for 14 days. 

They released the following statement.  

“Ohio’s Travel Advisory map is updated weekly to reflect states with greater than 15% COVID-19 positivity. The travel advisory exempts those who live in one state and whose regular place of employment is in another. All Ohio advisory programs are designed to help Ohioans make informed decisions based upon their risk and risk to others, and we continue to encourage everyone to socially distance, wear masks, practice good sanitation and hygiene, and avoid unnecessary interaction with those outside your household.”

Ohio Governor’s Office Representative

There are seven states in total on Ohio’s list for travel advisory. The list will change based on the individual state’s COVID-19 positivity rate and is updated on a weekly basis.

One local high school, Jay County, was scheduled to play an Ohio school tonight in football….but the game was cancelled because of the order.

From the Ohio Department of Health

Those entering Ohio after travel to states reporting positive testing rates of 15% or higher for COVID-19 are advised to self-quarantine for 14 days.

Positivity rate is an indicator of how much COVID-19 there is in a community, and ODH is recommending against travel to those states with high positivity. 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.

The list of states will be updated every week on Wednesday. Based on a 7-day rolling average of positivity rates of October 14, the affected states are:

SD23.6%
ID23.5%
WI21.1%
IA18.8%
WY16.7%
KS16.6%
NV15.7%
IN15.6%

Note: The state of Mississippi is shaded gray this week on the Travel Advisory Map. Mississippi is showing reporting irregularities with the data for total tests reported in the past week. As such, the positivity rate cannot be calculated for Mississippi for this week.