Commissioners sign resolution declaring state of emergency

| March 18, 2020

The Coshocton County Commissioners signed a resolution as requested by the Coshocton County Emergency Management Agency declaring that a state of emergency exists in Coshocton County. This declaration notifies the State of Ohio that all local emergency services, medical personnel, health departments, EMA and other support agencies and departments are actively engaged in the fight against COVID-19 and resources are or will be exhausted.

Coshocton Regional Medical Center (CRMC)

The respiratory screening center established by the Coshocton Regional Medical Center is not a COVID-19 testing center. The center is for the screening of patients with respiratory symptoms to determine treatment or need for testing (flu, COVID-19, etc). COVID-19 testing capabilities are limited statewide.

Actions for Citizens

Check on your neighbors. Help one another out as we all go through this difficult time. Be patient and kind to one another.

To prevent the spread of the disease the CDC encourages everyone to follow these effective practices:

Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, use an alcohol based hand sanitizer only if soap and water are not available.

Avoid touching you eyes nose and mouth

Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when coughing or sneezing

Avoid contact with sick people

Stay home when you are sick

Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces and objects – doorknobs, light switches, keyboards, etc.

For More Information

For further information visit the Facebook pages of the Coshocton City Health Department, the Coshocton County Health Department and the Coshocton County EMA and the following websites:, www.coronavirus.ohio .gov. People with questions about COVID-19 can call the Ohio Department of Health COVID-19 Call Center, seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. at 1-833-4-ASK-ODH 1-833-427-5634.

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