(New Philadelphia, Ohio) – The Ohio Department of Health has announced that Tuscarawas County has moved from Risk Level 2/Orange into Risk Level 1/Yellow in the Ohio Public Health Advisory System.
The Level 1 Risk Designation means that active exposure and community spread are still present, and current health orders should continue to be followed. Moving into the Level 1 designation is a result of having fewer active cases per 100,000 residents over the last two weeks.
To help maintain Tuscarawas County’s Level 1 status and reduce the spread of COVID-19, the Tuscarawas County Health Department is asking the community to please continue to follow the safety guidelines:
- Conduct a daily health/symptom self-evaluation and stay at home if symptomatic.
- Maintain social distancing of at least 6 feet from non-household members.
- Wear face coverings in public, especially when social distancing is difficult to maintain.
- Increase caution when interacting with others not practicing social distancing or wearing face covers.
- Avoid traveling to high-risk areas.
- Follow good hygiene standards, including
- Wash hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
- Use hand sanitizer frequently.
- Avoid touching your face.
- Cover coughs or sneezes into a tissue or elbow
For more details about today’s Level updates, visit https://coronavirus.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/covid-19/public-health-advisory-system/