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Cuyahoga County extends stay-at-home COVID-19 advisory to January 15

Cuyahoga County Executive Armond Budish announced on Friday that the county is extending its stay-at-home advisory into next year.

CLEVELAND — As Cuyahoga County continues to battle the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, County Executive Armond Budish has announced that it will continue taking a significant measure aimed at slowing the virus' spread.

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On Friday, Budish announced that the Cuyahoga County Board of Health has made the decision to extend the county's stay-at-home advisory until Jan. 15, 2021.

"This pandemic is getting worse, not better. And while the vaccines are providing hope, we still have some cold, dark, dangerous months to survive," Budish said on Friday. "To that end, I am announcing that our county board of health is extending the stay-at-home advisory until January 15, 2021. These are critical weeks. We have to follow the stay-at-home advisory and all the other protocols. We know that they work, if you follow them."

Originally issued on Nov. 18, Cuyahoga County's stay-at-home order asks all Cuyahoga County residents to stay home and avoid heading out for unnecessary trips. Those who live within the county are strongly advised to not host guests in their home and also avoid traveling outside of the state.

Churches, banquet facilities and rental halls are also required “to continue to implement all virus transmission prevention protocols and are advised to limit the number of individuals in attendance to ensure safe distancing at all regular services, receptions and events such as weddings or funerals.”

Private gatherings -- both indoor and outdoor -- are limited to no more than 10 individuals.

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