Positivity rate is an indicator of how wide-spread COVID-19 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. If the state you are traveling to becomes listed during your travel, please adhere to the guidelines.
The list of states will be updated every week on Wednesday. Based on a 7-day rolling average of positivity rates of August 5, the affected states are:
MS 25.8%, AL 19.9%, NV 19.0%, FL 18.2%, AZ 18.1%, and ID 17.5%.