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14 states, including Ohio, on state’s travel advisory list

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The Ohio Division of Well being says Ohioans ought to keep at house apart from mandatory journeys.

COLUMBUS, Ohio — A journey advisory continues to be in impact for folks coming into Ohio from different states with testing charges of 15% or greater for COVID-19.

The advice is that folks self-quarantine for 14 days after coming to Ohio from a type of states. The listing is being up to date weekly.

Based on the Ohio Division of Well being, the Buckeye State’s positivity for COVID-19 stays above 15%. The ODH recommends that Ohioans stay house apart from mandatory journeys.

As of December 16, different states at 15% or greater are:

  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • Nevada
  • Oklahoma
  • Pennsylvania
  • South Dakota
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Utah

Gov. Mike DeWine says folks ought to self-quarantine at house in or a lodge. This is applicable to guests in addition to individuals who reside in Ohio coming back from trip or enterprise journey. The governor has stated that that whereas the advisory is not an order, it is beneficial that it’s adopted. 

The coronavirus continues to take Ohio by storm with instances remaining excessive throughout the state. Final week, 5 counties in Ohio had been labeled with a Stage 4 ‘purple’ coronavirus (COVID-19) danger degree in response to the state’s Public Well being Advisory System. 

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However whereas, as of Thursday, just one county — Richland County — within the state nonetheless carries that designation, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine warned that there is at the moment solely a lot you may learn into the state’s system.

“What we actually have to see is a drop within the variety of instances, we actually gotta see these instances go down,” stated Gov. DeWine.

You possibly can watch Gov. DeWine’s Thursday briefing within the participant under:

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