DeWine Introduces County Level Health Advisory Alert System

As Gov. DeWIne announced on Tuesday during his press briefing, counties alert-coded red or purple under the new “Ohio Public Health Advisory Alert System,” will be under a new order that generally requires a face covering while in public. The order takes effect this week for affected counties.

The Ohio Department of Health will update county rankings every Thursday based on data through Wednesday. Any county that increases to Red Alert Level 3 will automatically be included in the face-covering mandate. Any county that decreases from Red Alert Level 3 to Orange Alert Level 2 will automatically be released from the face-covering requirement.

A new, amended order is expected late today; we will have an analysis of it for members early next week. 7/9/2020