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Weekly travel advisory no longer issued by Ohio Department of Health

ODH encourages people to review CDC guidance before traveling.
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COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio Department of Health announced on Wednesday that it will no longer issue a weekly travel advisory based on positivity rates in each state.

ODH now is encouraging Ohioans to review CDC guidance when considering travel.

"Even as more individuals are vaccinated across the United States and in Ohio and testing availability continues to improve, travelers should still practice appropriate public health measures to slow the spread of COVID-19," ODH said in a release.

Additional CDC guidance related to domestic travel during the COVID-19 pandemic includes:

· Travel can increase your chance of getting or spreading COVID-19. Postponing travel and staying home is the best way to protect yourself and others from COVID-19.

· You and your travel companions (including children) may feel well and not have any symptoms, but you can still spread COVID-19 to family, friends, and community after travel.

· If you have a known exposure to COVID-19, you should delay travel even if you are not feeling sick, quarantine yourself from other people, get tested, and monitor your health.

· Don’t travel if you are sick or test positive for COVID-19, and don’t travel with someone who is sick.

Complete CDC guidance on travel can be found here: Domestic Travel During the COVID-19 Pandemic.

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