Clark County moves to level 3: What this means

Due to the recent increase in COVID-19 cases, Clark County has been moved to a level 3 risk on the Ohio Public Health Advisory System.

“This means that there is a very high risk for exposure and spread of COVID-19 and all residents should limit activities as much as possible,” the Clark County Combined Health District (CCCHD) posted on their Facebook page.

Below are the Ohio COVID-19 Risk Level Guidelines for the Public under a level 3 risk:

  • Decrease in-person interactions with others.
  • Consider necessary travel only.
  • Limit attending gatherings of any number.
  • Avoid contact with anyone who is considered high-risk.
  • High-risk individuals should take extra precautions.
  • Seek medical care as needed, but limit or avoid unnecessary visits to hospitals, nursing homes and residential care facilities to see others as much as possible.
  • Conduct a daily health/symptom self-evaluation and stay at home if symptomatic.
  • Maintain social distancing of at least 6 feet from non-household members.
  • Wear face coverings in public, especially when social distancing is difficult to maintain.
  • Avoid traveling to high-risk areas.
  • Follow good hygiene standards including washing hands, using hand sanitizer, not touching your face and covering coughs or sneezes.

According to the Ohio Department of Health’s website, as of Thursday afternoon, Clark County had 1,307 cases, 15 deaths and two probable deaths of the coronavirus.

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