MORE FROM RILEY NEWTON: Springfield, Clark County hot spots for cases in Ohio
The district has had a good response from almost all of the employers they have been working with, CCCHD Commissioner Charles Patterson said in his weekly coronavirus community update on Facebook live Friday afternoon.
“They are trying to make sure their employees are well, making sure employees can if they are feeling ill if they have the symptoms of COVID-19 that they can take the time off that’s necessary,” Patterson said.
Patterson said according to the Ohio Department of Health, Clark County and Springfield are among hot spots for cases of the coronavirus in the Ohio, but the state and the district don’t have enough data to tell them why the county is experiencing an influx in outbreaks.
“What we can tell you is that there are cases, there is a lot of virus out there and people still need to be careful,” Patterson said.
Patterson warned that while businesses are beginning to reopen, it’s important to remember that wearing a mask and continuing to social distance are critical to slowing the spread of the coronavirus.
“When we have been looking at these outbreaks, very few of the people are getting the disease when they are in an environment where they are social distancing and when they are in an environment where both parties are masked,” Patterson said. “So the spread is happening when the masks come off and the social distance goes down.”
Clark County had 425 cases, seven deaths and one probable death of the coronavirus as of Monday afternoon, according to the Ohio Department of Health’s website.
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