Gov. Mike DeWine advised Ohioans it's “probably not the best time to go to some of these hot spots."
"We have spread Ohio, we’re not denying that, we have a serious situation in Ohio," he said on Tuesday.
Asked about whether travel from other states, such as Florida, is affecting the spread, the governor said it was hard to determine exactly what impact it has had.
“But there are some other states that are red hot and you might... want to think twice about going to those states," DeWine said.
He said ultimately depends on what people do on those trips, the situation they are in and whether travel has had impact.
Some background: DeWine announced the Department of Health will be implementing a mask mandate to seven counties, starting Wednesday.
“We feel have a huge, imminent crisis,” he said, adding the mask order is “the most pinpointed thing we can do.”
“If 75% or 80% of people in the state of Ohio would wear a mask when they are out, we would dramatically kick this virus in the stomach,” he added.