Health department: State is at elevated plateau
by: Jen Steer
Level 2 (Orange): Increased exposure and spread. Exercise high degree of caution.
Same guidelines as in Level 1.
Avoid contact with anyone who is considered high-risk.
High-risk people should take additional care to follow precautions.
Decrease in-person interactions outside home.
Look for treatment as required, but limit or avoid unneeded visits to health centers, nursing homes and domestic care facilities to see others as much as possible.
All counties in the state fulfill the Centers for Disease Control standards for high occurrence of COVID-19.
Coronavirus in Ohio: 8,828 new cases, 95 deaths reported on Christmas Eve.
( Watch a portion of Ohio Gov. Mike DeWines coronavirus press conference from Wednesday in the video gamer above).
” At these levels, citizens are recommended to exercise a high degree of caution and to limit activities as much as possible to assist slow the spread of the virus. When cases and health care usage were intensifying, the Public Health Advisory System was created as an early warning system to determine. Today, those steps are all at the advisory system and a raised plateau does not precisely show the sustained high levels.
The Ohio Public Health Advisory System analyzes the list below aspects: new cases per capita, sustained increase in new cases, proportion of cases that are not in congregate settings, continual increase in COVID-19-related emergency situation space visits, continual boost in COVID-19 outpatient visits consisting of telehealth, continual increase in COVID-19 hospital admissions and extensive care unit occupancy,” the state health department stated.
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Level 3 (Red): Very high direct exposure and spread. Limitation activities as much as possible.
Very same guidelines as in Levels 1 and 2.
Reduction in-person interactions with others.
Consider necessary travel just.
Limit attending gatherings of any number.
Dec 24, 2020/ 02:59 PM EST/ Updated:
Dec 24, 2020/ 02:59 PM EST.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (WJW)– The Ohio Department of Health launched its newest color-coded map for coronavirus direct exposure and spread on Thursday.
The Ohio Public Health Advisory System identifies the danger for COVID-19 in each of the states 88 counties and assigns a color. Yellow is the least purple and serious is the most.
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On Thursday, 84 counties remained in the red level. Four counties, Hocking, Vinton, Gallia and Monroe, are orange.
Level 4 (Purple): Severe direct exposure and spread. Only leave house for services and products.
Same standards as in Level 1 to 3.
Stay at home/necessary travel just.
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Level 1 (Yellow): Active exposure and spread.
Conduct an everyday health/symptom self-evaluation and remain at home if symptomatic.
Maintain social distancing of at least 6 feet from non-household members.
Use face coverings in public particularly when social distancing is difficult to keep.
When connecting with others not practicing social distancing or wearing face covers, increase care.
Avoid taking a trip to high-risk locations.
Follow excellent hygiene requirements.