"Stay Safe Ohio" order is in place. For now, to stay safe please stay home, but soon we hope to welcome you to Stark County!

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A "STAY SAFE OHIO" order is in effect.  To help stop the spread of COVID-19 the Ohio Department of Health warns against non-essential travel, prohibits gatherings of 10 or more, and enforces some continued business closures.

Contact all businesses directly for the most up to date information as normal operating hours may vary.


Please follow the instructions of the CDC and the Ohio Department of Health to protect yourself and others from the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

Wash your hands often.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.

  • If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.

Avoid Close Contact.
  • Put distance between yourself and other people outside of your home.

  • Stay at least 6 feet (about 2 arms’ length) from other people.

  • Do not gather in groups. Stay out of crowded places and avoid mass gatherings.

Cover your mouth and nose with a face cover when around others.
  • You could spread COVID-19 to others even if you do not feel sick.

  • Wear a cloth face cover when going out in public.

  • Continue to keep about 6 feet between yourself and others. The cloth face cover is not a substitute for social distancing.

Cover coughs and sneezes
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.

  • Throw used tissues in the trash.

  • Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, clean your hands with a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.

Permitted travel includes:
  • Travel related to activities, businesses, and operations permitted to be open under minimum basic operations.
  • Travel to care for minors, dependents, the elderly, people with disabilities, and or other vulnerable people.
  • Travel to or from educational institutions to obtain materials for distance learning, meals, or related services.
  • Travel to return to a residence from outside the state; or travel from Ohio to a residence outside the state.
  • Travel required by law enforcement or court order, including transporting children as part of custody arrangements.
People traveling into the state with the intent to stay are asked to self-quarantine for 14 days.
  • This does not apply to they are entering for critical infrastructure or healthcare workforce purposes or persons who as part of their normal life live in one state and work or deliver services in another state.
The following individuals shall not enter the state unless they are doing so under medical orders for medical care, are being transported by Emergency Medical Services, are driving or being driven directly to a medical provider for purposes of initial care, or are a permanent resident of Ohio:
  • Those who have tested positive for COVID-19
  • Those who are presumptively diagnosed with COVID-19
  • Anyone exhibiting symptoms identified in the screening guidance available from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Ohio Department of Health

STARK COUNTY: Level 2 - Orange

The Public Health Advisory Alert System is a color-coded system designed to supplement existing statewide orders through a data-driven framework to assess the degree of the virus’ spread and to engage and empower individuals, businesses, communities, local governments, and others in their response and actions.


See the latest information on the Stark County's response to coronavirus on the Stark County Health Department "Restart Stark" site, including current Stark County metrics.