Prevent Getting Sick
Wash your hands
often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
Cover your cough or sneeze
with your arm or inner elbow, NOT your hands
Avoid close contact
with people who are sick
Stay home when you are sick,
except to get medical care
your eyes, nose and mouth.
Clean and disinfect
frequently touched objects and surfaces.
Cloth Face Coverings/Masks
As of July 13, 2020, Franklin County residents and visitors are required to wear face coverings when out in public. As part of a new order issued by the Franklin County Board of Health in conjunction with the Ohio Department of Health Order mandating face coverings . The complete order is available here.
Per on order issued by the State Health Director on July 8th all Franklin County residents must wear a facial covering/mask when:
- In any indoor location that is not a residence;
- When outdoors and unable to consistently maintain a distance of six feet or more from individuals who are not members of their household; or
- Waiting for, riding, driving, or operating public or private vehicles conveying persons, baggage or freight, or used for such purposes, including but not limited to: public transportation; a taxi; a private car service; or a ride sharing vehicle.
Ohio Department of Health order mandating face coverings in public in all counties that are designated as a Red Alert Level 3 Public Health Emergency or a Purple Alert Level 4 Public Health Emergency. More information about this order can be found on the Ohio Department of Health’s website. The complete order is available here.
The use of simple cloth face coverings slow the spread of the virus and help people who may have the virus and do not know it from transmitting it to others. DO NOT place cloth face coverings on children under age 2 or anyone who has trouble breathing.
Cloth face coverings should be routinely washed depending on the frequency of use. If you are in a private setting and do not have your cloth face covering on, remember to always cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.
The cloth face coverings recommended are not surgical masks or N-95 respirators. Those are critical supplies that must continue to be reserved for healthcare workers and other medical first responders.`