Citizens urged to comply with stay at home order

| March 23, 2020

The Stay at Home Order announced by Governor DeWine and Dr. Acton (Ohio Department of Health) goes into effect at 11:59 p.m. March 23. The Coshocton County Emergency Management Agency urges all citizens to comply with this order and only leave your homes if it is absolutely necessary for supplies, to get groceries, to take care of others (family member, friend, or pet in another household), to receive medical care, outdoor activity (i.e. walk your dog, walking, running, exercise). Only those that are in the essential workforce should travel to and from the work place. The goal of the order is to limit the further spread of the COVID-19 virus. It is up to us to take action to reduce the spread.

The collaborative effort of public health, public safety, EMA as well as city and county officials continue to meet in an effort to maintain a common operating picture and to be sure information is shared. Citizens are asked to only rely on credible sources for information about the COVID-19 pandemic.

Actions for Citizens

Please refer to official sources for accurate information about what is being accomplished in the fight against COVID-19. There are many untrue rumors and misinformation that can hinder our ability to provide important information that the citizens of Coshocton County needs.

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, 7 days a week from 9am-8pm at 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1833-427-5634

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