For many months, Florida has ordered visitors coming from New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut to complete a 14-day self-quarantine upon their arrival. The emergency order was just extended by another 60 days and is now set to expire on September 5th.
Similarly, several states have also issued their own travel advisories. Some of them require residents or guests traveling from states that have been deemed to have a high infection rate to quarantine for 2 weeks upon entry. New York has even updated its order with a potential fine for travelers who disobey.
Today, Mike DeWine, the Governor of Ohio, issued a new advisory for everyone coming from states that have an infection rate of 15% or higher.
States included in the Governor’s new issuance include Alabama, Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Mississippi, Nevada, South Carolina, Texas, and the territory of Puerto Rico.
Today, I’m announcing a travel advisory for all individuals coming into #Ohio from states reporting positive testing rates of 15% or higher for #COVID19 and recommend that those individuals self-quarantine for 14 days. pic.twitter.com/hrtbAOvDiv
— Governor Mike DeWine (@GovMikeDeWine) July 22, 2020
Do you live in the state of Ohio or were planning on a visit to Ohio from one of the impacted states? Let us know if this emergency order has changed your plans in the comments below!