2019 Novel Coronavirus
As of July 9, 2020, Huron County is Risk Level 2 Public Health Emergency Alert on the Ohio Public Health Advisory System. As stated previously, the Ohio Department of Health will update county rankings every Thursday. Any county that increases to Red Alert Level 3 will automatically be included in the face-covering mandate. Any county that decreases from Red Alert Level 3 to Orange Alert Level 2 will automatically be released from the face-covering requirement. So, at this time, the Director's Order mandating facial coverings while in public is no longer in effect in Huron County. However, face coverings are still highly recommended and all sector specific guidelines are still in effect. If you are an employee who has been required to wear a face covering while working due to these sector specific guidelines, you must continue to wear your face covering while at work.
Again, In the event Huron County becomes Red Alert Level 3 within the following weeks, The Ohio Department of Health's Order will go back into effect. The Order can be found online here.
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HCPH is urging residents to seriously consider their own individual risk for illness before attending any large gathering or participating in any COVID-19 related risky behaviors. Some of the underlying medical conditions associated with increased risk of COVID-19 infection are age, obesity, high blood pressure, cystic fibrosis, kidney disease, COPD, Asthma, Liver damage, pregnancy, immunocompromised, heart condition, type 1 & 2 diabetes, and smoking. If you are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms it is crucial that you stay home except to receive medical care. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:
Fever or chills
Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
Muscle or body aches
New loss of taste or smell
Congestion or runny nose
Nausea or vomiting
Please keep in mind acceptance and kindness toward others.
COVID-19 testing sites throughout Ohio can be found here.
All State of Ohio Orders can be found online at coronavirus.ohio.gov
HCPH will continue to share information as it becomes available.
Residents should continue to take the following preventative measures:
Stay home when sick
Avoid groups of 10 or more
Avoid close contact with those who are sick.
Wash your hands regularly,
Avoid touching your face, eyes, and mouth,
Wear a mask while in public
If you have questions regarding COVID-19 please call, 1-833-427-5634.
Huron County Public Health (HCPH) expects to see more cases of Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) in our county and our state in the coming days. Community spread is occurring, which means that more Huron County residents may have COVID-19, including some people who:
Are not sure how or where they became sick.
Do not show symptoms of COVID-19 (cough, fever, shortness of breath), yet may spread the virus to others.
Updated COVID-19 case counts are available on the Ohio COVID-19 dashboard here.
Huron County Weekly Updates and Press Releases
For any questions regarding COVID-19, please call the Ohio Department of Health (ODH)'s call center at (1-833-427-5634). The call center is open 7 days a week from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Responsible Restart Ohio:
Businesses must require all employees to wear facial coverings, except for one of the following reasons:
• Facial coverings in the work setting are prohibited by law or regulation
• Facial coverings are in violation of documented industry standards
• Facial coverings are not advisable for health reasons
• Facial coverings are in violation of the business’s documented safety policies
• Facial coverings are not required when the employee works alone in an assigned work area
• There is a functional (practical) reason for an employee not to wear a facial covering in the workplace.
Report Businesses or Operations Violating State Requirements
Huron County Public Health is investigating issues where businesses and operations are opening before their approved date or not adhering to the required measures listed in their sector specific requirements. If you would like to report a business or operation violating these requirements, please use the form below. If you would like to be contacted with follow-up information, please state so in the description box.