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[Akron, OH] – Summit County Public Health was alerted this afternoon that Summit County has moved from Risk Level 2/ Orange into Risk Level 3/ Red in the Ohio Public Health Advisory System. The Risk Level 3/Red 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.
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/Red is reached when a county triggers 4-5 of the above indicators. The current indicators triggered in Summit County are as follows:
Residents should follow the recommended guidelines for Risk Level 3/Red 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.