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Cuyahoga County extends stay-at-home COVID-19 advisory to January 31

The decision comes as the region continues to see a "rapid rise of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations."

CUYAHOGA COUNTY, Ohio β€” *Editor's Note: The video in the player above originally aired on November 19, 2020. 

As Cuyahoga County continues to battle the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, officials have announced that it will continue taking a significant measure aimed at slowing the virus' spread.

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On Friday, the Cuyahoga County Board of Health announced the county's stay-at-home advisory will be extended until Jan. 31, 2021

The decision comes as the region continues to see a "rapid rise of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations."

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 β€œto 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.