MEDINA COUNTY, Ohio — As the state of Ohio continues its fight against the Coronavirus pandemic, several counties have taken it upon themselves to issue Stay-at-Home advisories for their residents.
Medina County is the latest to join the list of counties implementing the effort in hopes of slowing the spread of the disease.
Under their advisory, residents are asked to only leave home to attend work, school and for essential needs such as groceries, prescriptions and for pick-ups or deliveries.
The advisory also suggests residents avoid traveling in and out of the state and forgo having guests in their homes during the holidays.
Those who live within the county are strongly advised to not host guests in their home over the next 28 days as well, and also avoid traveling outside of the state.
Private gatherings-- both indoor and outdoor-- are limited to no more than 10 individuals. This includes weddings, reception, parties, and funerals. The county does however suggest that indoor festivities not be held, if possible, and that residents strongly consider adjusting plans to virtual meetings.
Anyone who experiences symptoms of COVID-19 must isolate for 10 days from the onset of symptoms or the date of testing if no symptoms are present. Those who have come into contact with the Coronavirus should quarantine for 14 days in following the Ohio Department of Health and Center for Disease Control's protocols
The advisory is slated to remain in place for at minimum 28 days--two consecutive incubation periods-- or when the Health Department a change in the initial guidance is warranted.
To read the complete advisory, click here.
Other Ohio counties that have issued Stay-at-Home advisories include:
You can see Cuyahoga County's stay-at-home announcement from Wednesday in the player below: