The Ohio Public Health Advisory System was announced on July 3, 2020. The system consists of four levels to provide guidance to the severity of the COVID-19 situation in each of Ohio’s 88 counties. The levels are decided weekly and are determined by seven indicators that identify the risk level for each county and a corresponding color code to represent that risk level.
On July 9, Clermont County was elevated to a level 3 status. In response to the level 3 status, Governor DeWine has made it mandatory for citizens to wear facial coverings while inside buildings or outside where social distancing isn’t possible. (effective 6 p.m. 7/10/20)
Level 1 Public Emergency: active exposure and spread
Level 2 Public Emergency: increased exposure and spread. Exercise a high degree of caution.
Level 3 Public Emergency: very high exposure and spread. Limit activities as much as possible.
Level 4 Public Emergency: severe exposure and spread. Only leave home for supplies and services.