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Based on Governor DeWine’s press conference today, Summit County has moved into Risk Level 3 / Red in the Ohio Public Health Advisory System. The Level 3 Risk designation means that there is a very high exposure and spread of COVID-19 in Summit County. Level 3 mandates that facial coverings be worn at all times. Summit County residents are also encouraged to limit activities as much as possible and to follow all current health orders.
For full information about what this means for Summit County from Summit County Public Health, please read the press release below.
[Akron, OH] –Summit County Public Health was alerted Thursday afternoon that Summit County has moved from Risk Level 2/ Orange into Risk Level 3/ Red in the Ohio Public Health Advisory System. The Level 3 Risk designation means that there is very high exposure and spread of Covid-19 in Summit County. Summit County residents are encouraged to limit activities as much as possible and to follow all current health orders.
Level 3 also mandates facial coverings be worn at all times. This includes when in any indoor location that is not a residence; Outdoors and unable to consistently maintain a distance of six feel or more from individuals who are not members of their household; waiting for, riding, driving or operating public transportation, a taxi, a private car service or ride sharing vehicle. This does not apply to vehicles engaged in direct travel through a county that does not stop in that county.
The requirement to wear a facial covering shall continue until Summit County is no longer designated at a level 3 in the Public Health Advisory System.
The Ohio Public Health Advisory System was established to increase the information available to Ohioans about Covid-19 risk at the county level. Seven indicators are analyzed to assess risk for each county. The indicators are as follows:
Level 3 is reached when a county triggers 4-5 of the above indicators. The indicators triggered in Summit County are as follows:
Residents should follow the recommended guidelines for Risk Level 3 to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
For more information about the Ohio Public Health Advisory System, visit http://coronavirus.ohio.gov. For more information about the coronavirus situation in Summit County visit https://www.scph.org/covid-19.
If you have questions, call the COVID-19 Call Line (330) 926-5795. The call line is open from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. M-F.