COLUMBUS, Ohio (WJW) – Ohio Governor Mike DeWine will release the state’s new travel advisories Wednesday.
Ohio issues travel advisories for states that have a positivity rate of more than 15%.
The positivity rate is the percentage of people who test positive for coronavirus of those who have been tested over a period of seven days.
That gives a clearer picture of how widespread the virus is in a community with increased testing.
Here’s which states are on the list:
- Mississippi – 25.8%
- Alabama – 19.9%
- Nevada – 19%
- Florida – 18.2%
- Arizona – 18.1%
- Idaho – 17.5%
Last week, Texas and South Carolina were at 14% and Georgia at 13%.
Multiple news outlets in Texas said the Lonestar state had now passed 20%.
The Ohio Department of Health will release the most updated information Wednesday, although Gov. DeWine does not have a press conference scheduled.
Ohio’s positivity rate is around 5%.
The travel advisory does not mean you can’t travel to states included, but ODH asks that you self quarantine for 14 days upon returning.