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.

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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.
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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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