Defiance County PH Advisory Level 2 (Yellow) as of July 22, 2020; LEVEL 3 (Red) as of July 23, 2020.
Outdoor activities pose less risk
Smaller the group size and larger the space is best
Is it worth the risk?
Persons in the high risk population should aim to limit social interactions as much as possible.
Ohio Public Health Advisory System:
OHIO COVID-19 INFORMATION:
Visit this link from the Ohio Department of Health’s Live Interactive Dashboard on Ohio Counties effected:
COVID-19 LIVE OHIO DASHBOARD INFORMATION
COVID-19 Comparison COVID-19 Spread in Ohio from March 26, 2020 to April 26, 2020 – provided by the Ohio Department of Health
Governor Mike DeWine holds LIVE Press Conferences daily at 2:00 p.m. Watch if interested. Watch here
April 23, 2020: Governor DeWine invited Mark Weir, Ph.D., an assistant professor of Environmental Health at The Ohio State University, to discuss how health risks change as changes are made to the environment. He explained that minimizing the spread of the disease as Ohio begins the long process of reopening depends on personal and environmental controls. Personal precautions include interrupting the infection process by practicing good hand hygiene and wearing masks.
Dr. Mark Wier’s full video presentation can be found on the Ohio Channel’s YouTube page: WATCH IT HERE
A gentle, but firm reminder to the community from Mayor Mike McCann:
We are in this TOGETHER, Defiance! I am asking ALL citizens to take this virus seriously and obey Governor DeWine’s Stay At Home Order and practice social distancing at all times, even when grocery shopping or picking up prescriptions.
On Sunday, March 22, 2020, under the direction of Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, Ohio Department of Health Director Amy Acton, M.D., MPH issued a director’s order to require all Ohioans to stay in their homes to prevent the further spread of COVID-19 beginning at 11:59 p.m. EDT on Monday, March 23, 2020 until 11:59 p.m. on April 6, 2020.
Frequently Asked Questions on the Stay-At-Home Order here: COVID-19 – FAQ’s
Use personal prevention protection methods at all times:
- Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds; dry hands with a clean towel or air dry hands.
- Use alcohol-based hand sanitizer when soap and water are unavailable.
- Cover your mouth with a tissue or sleeve when sneezing or coughing.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Avoid contact with people who are sick.
- Keep soap, hand sanitizer, and tissues on hand. Make them easily accessible at home and carry with you when possible.
- Keep household cleaning spray or wipes readily available. Always use according to label instructions.
- Clean “high-touch” surfaces daily. These include counters, tabletops, doorknobs, light switches, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets, and bedside tables. Also clean any surfaces that may have blood, stool, or body fluids on them.
- Don’t share personal items such as water bottles.
FROM THE DEFIANCE COUNTY GENERAL HEALTH DISTRICT (DCGHD): Click on the links below to get the FACTS.
DCGHD is working in collaboration with the CDC and the Ohio Department of Health and are actively monitoring the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-2019) outbreak originating in Wuhan, China.
Steps you can take to prevent the spread of flu and common cold will also help prevent Coronavirus.
PLEASE READ THIS FOR YOUR AWARENESS and UPDATES from DCGHD.