Stay At Home Advisory Issued

2020-11-19 09:29 AM

Summit County Executive Ilene Shapiro and Summit County Health Commissioner Donna Skoda have issued a Stay At Home Health Advisory in response to a rapid increase in the number of COVID-19 cases.

The advisory urges all residents to stay at home to the greatest extent possible due to the rise of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in the county. Residents should only leave home to go to work or school, or for essential needs such as seeking medical care, going to the grocery store or pharmacy, picking up food, or receiving deliveries.

Residents are strongly advised to avoid traveling in and out of the state, forgo having guests in their homes during the upcoming holiday season and utilize online communications wherever possible. The advisory encourages employers to move as many employees as possible to working from home. Businesses and local governments are advised to move as many transactions and functions as possible to online, and schools are directed to monitor cases within their district and community.

This advisory will remain in place through December 16, 2020, unless an additional advisory is issued.

The full advisory can be viewed at https://co.summitoh.net/news/16965/news_upload/stay-at-home-advisory-press-release-w-order.pdf