RCHD Announces Mitigation Strategies to get through 2020

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COVID-19 case counts continue to mount in Ross and surrounding counties. In a Zoom Meeting on November 30, 2020, the Ross County Health District shared recommendations on mitigation strategies to slow the the spread through the holidays.

Health Commissioner Garrett Guillozet says the county’s case count has risen to four times the Centers of Disease Control’s definition of high incident rate.

Guillozet’s recommendations are in addition to the Health Order issued by the Ohio Department of Health. They include:

  1. Schools are recommended to cease all extracurricular activities and youth sporting events. This includes school sports, club sports, travel sports, and other school-related activities.
  2. Community festivals, events, and gatherings should be suspended.
  3. Businesses and government offices are strongly advised to have all staff to work from home and implement teleworking, as necessary.
  4. Churches and houses of worship are strongly advised not to meet in person and to use online or “drive-in” options.
  5. Community, governmental, social, and other similar organizational meetings are strongly advised to be held virtually.
  6. All residents are encouraged not to gather with people outside their households.

Also on the call are Kirk Tucker, MD and CCO for Adena Health System. Tucker talks about the impact the pandemic is having on health care workers and the system itself.