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.

December American Red Cross Blood Drives

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Donors of all blood types are urged to give now to keep the blood supply stable over the holidays. Blood donations often decline from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day, and the COVID19 pandemic may further impact donations. Give blood and be the lifeline patients need. Medical conditions and emergencies don’t stop for the holidays or a pandemic. There aren’t enough people donating blood to help patients in need. You can help by encouraging others to sign up to donate blood. Below are the blood drives that are open to the public in December.

  • South Central Chapter House – Drive Sponsored by Unioto High School Senior Hannah Notestine

$10 E-Gift Card For Donors ages 16-24

Tuesday December 1st,2:00pm-8:00pm

To schedule an appointment call Hannah Notestine at (740)656-2456, email h.notestine2021@gmail.com, or visit redcrossblood.org, sponsor code: LSLUnioto

  • Bainbridge Community – American Legion Hall

$10 E-Gift Card For Donors ages 16-24

Friday December 11th,2:00pm-7:00pm

To schedule an appointment call 1-800-RED CROSS or visit redcrossblood.org, sponsor code: Bainbridge

  • South Central Ohio Chapter – Friedman Donor Room

$10 E-Gift Card For Donors ages 16-24

Tuesday December 15th, 11:00am-5:00pm

To schedule an appointment call 1-800-RED CROSS or visit RedCrossBlood.org, sponsor code: SCOC

  • South Central Ohio Chapter – Friedman Donor Room

FREE Long-Sleeved Red Cross T-Shirt For ALL Donors

Friday December 18th, 9:30am-3:30pm

To schedule an appointment call 1-800-RED CROSS or visit RedCrossBlood.org, sponsor code: SCOC

  • Christian Life Tabernacle – Fellowship Hall

FREE Long-Sleeved Red Cross T-Shirt For ALL Donors

Monday December 21, 1:00pm-6:00pm

To schedule an appointment call Dian Smith at (740)773-6044, 1-800-RED CROSS or visit RedCrossBlood.org, sponsor code: CLTabernacle

  • iHeartMEDIA Blood Bash – Drive held at South Central Ohio Chapter

FREE Long-Sleeved Red Cross T-Shirt For ALL Donors

Tuesday December 29th, 1:00pm-6:00pm

To schedule an appointment call 1-800-RED CROSS or visit RedCrossBlood.org, sponsor code: iHeartMEDIA

  • Tabernacle Baptist Church – 221 E. Main Street

FREE Long-Sleeved Red Cross T-Shirt For ALL Donors

Wednesday December 30th, 12:30pm-5:30pm

To schedule an appointment call 1-800-RED CROSS or visit RedCrossBlood.org, sponsor code: TBC

A Visit with Terri Tutt, Commissioner of the Frontier Athletic Conference

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Frontier Athletic Conference Commissioner, Terri Tutt, visited with Litter Media’s Dan Ramey to discuss the pandemic’s affect on the Winter Sports season and the dilemma facing the Chillicothe Cavaliers seasons being suspended until January 5, 2021.

Tutt talks about the pandemic and its affect on the FAC and compares the wide spread postponements with the blizzards of the 1970s.

Much like in the fall, winter sports’ regular season games can be played right up to the week of the state championships.

Tutt also discusses the rescheduling Chillicothe will need to do because of suspending their seasons and the potential difficulties placed on swimming and bowling if fitness centers are closed,

Tutt shares what she learned from the FAC schools’ handling of the Fall Seasons and upcoming conference discussions.