Ohio scraps its COVID-19 travel advisory map

Jessica Wong

Ohio stopped releasing a weekly COVID-19 travel advisory map this week, with state health officials advising Ohioans to check the latest Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidance when making plans. The map was first released last summer and was based on state coronavirus test positivity rates. Travelers to Ohio […]

Ohio stopped releasing a weekly COVID-19 travel advisory map this week, with state health officials advising Ohioans to check the latest Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidance when making plans.

The map was first released last summer and was based on state coronavirus test positivity rates. Travelers to Ohio from states with a rate of 15% or higher were advised to quarantine for 14 days. The recommendation was not mandatory nor was it enforced.

In early December, climbing test positivity rates placed Ohio on its own map. The seven-day average positivity rate was 3.1% on Monday, the most recent day that information is available.

Five states would have likely been on the map this week, according to the Johns Hopkins COVID-19 dashboard: Iowa, Alabama, Idaho, Missouri and Kansas.

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