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"Stay Safe Ohio" order and travel advisory is in place. Travel safely!

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LOCAL ORDERS IN EFFECT
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.

Statewide Mask Order in effect.

All individuals in Ohio must wear facial coverings in public at all times when:

  • At an indoor location that is not a residence
  • Outdoors, but unable to maintain six-foot social distance from people who are not household members
  • Waiting for, riding, driving, or operating public transportation, such as a taxi, a car service, or a private car used for ride-sharing.

The order only requires those 10 years old or older to wear a mask. Additional exclusions include: 

  • Those with a medical condition or a disability or those communicating with someone with a disability;
  • Those who are actively exercising or playing sports;
  • Those who are officiants at religious services;
  • Those who are actively involved in public safety; or
  • Those who are actively eating or drinking.
TRAVEL ADVISORY
People traveling into the state from states reporting positive testing rates of 15% or higher for COVID-19 are asked to self-quarantine for 14 days.

View The list of states, updated every week on Wednesday based on a 7-day rolling average of positivity rates.

The following individuals shall not enter the state.
  • 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

OHIO PUBLIC HEALTH ADVISORY SYSTEM
STARK COUNTY: Level 3 - Red

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. 


PUBLIC HEALTH & SAFETY PROTOCOLS

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.