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Have a summer vacation planned? Gov. DeWine advises Ohioans to reconsider travel to COVID-19 hot spots

‘You may want to think twice about going to those states,’ Gov. DeWine said of Ohioans traveling to COVID-19 hot spots.

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Have a vacation planned this summer? Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine is suggesting Ohioans “think twice” about visiting some states that are now considered to be coronavirus hot spots.

“I would just advise Ohioans it’s probably not the best time to go to some of these hot spots,” DeWine said during his Tuesday press conference. “We have spread in Ohio. We’re not denying that. We have a serious situation in Ohio, but there are some other states that are red hot. You might want to think twice about going to those states. The most important thing is what you do there or what you don’t do there. It’s no different than anything else. It comes down to just exercising caution and good common sense.”

He specifically referenced the state of Florida.

“If someone is coming back from Florida, and they’ve been out at bars and restaurants every night, I would be very, very concerned about them," DeWine said. "I think they should be concerned. If they went to Florida and stayed in a house, stayed in a hotel room and just went out and went to the beach staying away from people to enjoy the sun, they’re in a different situation. I think a lot depends on the situation that they’re in.”

You can watch DeWine's complete Tuesday press conference in the player below:


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