COLUMBUS, Ohio (WSYX/WTTE) — Columbus Public Health shared Monday that no COVID-19 cases or possible cases have been reported in the city, but travelers from China are still being monitored.
The city says anyone who travels from China is monitored for two weeks to ensure they don't have the disease. Ten travelers have completed the 14-day self-quarantine and 12 were still being monitored as of Monday, per Columbus Public Health.
Six COVID-19 deaths have been reported nationwide.
Should someone show symptoms within the monitoring period, Columbus health officials said they will work with local hospitals to ensure proper care and testing.
So far, there have been no confirmed cases in Ohio, but health leaders expect it to impact the state eventually.
Columbus Public Health said residents can help protect themselves from the virus and misinformation by doing the following:
The Ohio Department of Health will be providing daily updates at 2 p.m.
ABC 6/FOX 28 will follow the latest on COVID-19 as it continues to spread worldwide.