2019 Novel Coronavirus 

Level 1

0-1 indicators triggered

Active exposure and spread. Follow all current health orders. 

Level 2

2-3 indicators triggered

Increased exposure and spread. Exercise high degree of caution. Follow all current health orders. 

Level 3

4-5 indicators triggered

Very high exposure and spread. Limit activites as much as possible. Follow all current health orders. 

Level 4

6-7 indicators triggered

Servere exposure and spread. Only leave home for supplies and services. Follow all current health orders. 

Weekly Data & Current Trends 8/6/2020

*Data is preliminary; date ranges are variable: population counts can vary. 

Updated Information:

On Wednesday, July 22, 2020, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced that beginning Thursday, July 23, 2020, at 6:00 pm, citizens in all Ohio counties will be under a mandatory mask order while out in public. The full public health order for facial coverings throughout Ohio can be found here: https://bit.ly/2CIkwmc

Masks must be worn at all times when:

  • At an indoor location that’s not a residence

  • Outdoors, when unable to keep 6ft social distance from those not in your household

  • When waiting for, riding, driving, or operating public transportation -taxi, car service, private rideshare

 

This order only requires those who are 10 years old or older to wear a mask. In addition, excluded groups include:

  • Those with a medical condition or disability.

  • Officiants at religious services.

  • Those actively exercising or playing sports.

  • Those actively involved in public safety.

  • Those who are actively eating or drinking.

Additionally, Governor DeWine announced a travel advisory for all individuals coming into Ohio from states reporting positive testing rates of 15% or higher for COVID-19 and recommended that those individuals self-quarantine for 14 days. States include in the advisory are updated each Wednesday by the Ohio Department of Health her - https://bit.ly/31u0ft7. HCPH highly encourages our residents to follow this guidance to help slow the spread of COVID-19. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As of August 6, 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.

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

  • Cough

  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

  • Fatigue

  • Muscle or body aches

  • Headache

  • New loss of taste or smell

  • Sore throat

  • Congestion or runny nose

  • Nausea or vomiting

  • Diarrhea

​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

Testing:

  • COVID-19 testing sites throughout Ohio​ can be found here. HCPH does not offer COVID-19 testing. 

 

Orders:

 

Case Counts:

  • Updated COVID-19 case counts are available on the Ohio COVID-19 dashboard here.

Huron County Weekly Updates and Press Releases

 
Questions:

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.

* Hospitalization percentage refers to the percentage of total confirmed cases hospitalized at some point during illness.
Links and Resources:

Ohio Department of Health (ODH)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

World Health Organization (WHO)

Emergency Services

Longterm Care

Cleaning and Sanitation

Mental Health Resources

Healthcare

Professionals

Business and Employer Information

Videos:
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.

All businesses must follow their sector-specific operating requirements. 
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. 

Please note that all information provided is public record. 

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Huron County Public Health

28 Executive Drive

Norwalk, OH 44857

Tel: 419-668-1652

Fax: 419-668-0452

information@huroncohealth.com