Summit County officials issue COVID-19 stay-at-home health advisory amid case surge

Summit County officials issue COVID-19 stay-at-home health advisory amid case surge
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SUMMIT COUNTY, Ohio (WOIO) - Summit County Executive Ilene Shapiro and Summit County Health Commissioner Donna Skoda issued a stay-at-home advisory Thursday morning due to a surge in COVID-19 cases.

The advisory begins Thursday, Nov. 19, and ends Wednesday, Dec. 16, according to a Summit County Public Health release.

Residents are asked to only leave home for essential reasons, including work, school or visiting the doctor.

Other exemptions include trips to grocery store or pharmacy and picking up food or receiving deliveries.

“We are seeing an alarming trend in both the number of cases and the positivity rate of COVID19 in Summit County. We have to change our behaviors and routines to slow the spread of this disease in our community,” Skoda said in the release. “Please stay home as much as possible. If you have to leave your home, wear a mask and distance from others.”

Summit County asks residents follow these precautions to slow the spread of COVID-19:

- Wear a mask and observe social distancing in the presence of others

- Avoid traveling in and out of the state

- Forgo having guests in their homes during the upcoming holiday season

- Use online communication platforms wherever possible

Read the full COVID-19 Stay-At-Home Health Advisory below.

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