Ohio is moving in the right direction to flatten the COVID-19 curve

| April 13, 2020

According to Coshocton County EMA, the steps that Governor DeWine and Dr. Amy Acton have taken to reduce the spread of the novel coronavirus are working. We have witnessed a flattening of the curve. This shows that Ohio is going in the right direction to protect all Ohioans. We as citizens of Coshocton County must continue to Stay at Home and comply with all orders from the governor’s office and the Ohio Department of Health. The data shows that social distancing works. Now is not the time to take our foot off of the accelerator. We must continue to move forward. We have been doing great, but we must ask ourselves could we do more. Remember to be kind, polite and courteous.

For information about what businesses are permitted to remain open during the Stay at Home order, please refer to coronavirus.ohio.gov. Here you can see the complete order as well as an FAQ. Do not call local Law Enforcement, EMS or the local Health Departments for this information.

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.cdc.gov/coronavirus, 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 9am-8pm at 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634).

Tags: , ,

Category: People & Places

About the Author ()

Article contributed to The Beacon.

Comments are closed.