EMA shares update on COVID-19 cases

| April 14, 2020

As the reporting of COVID-19 cases has changed at the state level, Coshocton County reports through local media sources is changing. To date there are 14 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in all of Coshocton County. Of those confirmed cases nine have recovered. There are currently two probable cases of COVID-19 in Coshocton County. The case definition of “probable” is a change from the CDC. Probable cases are those that show all of the signs and symptoms but are not laboratory tested. Epidemiologic information such as contact with confirmed COVID 19 cases and recent travel are also considered when determining a probable case.

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.

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. We ask our citizens 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.cdc.gov/coronavirus, 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 (1-833-427-5634).

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