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Oct
27
2021

Health & Wellness Section :: Page 4

  • COVID-19 contact tracing— More cases, more contacts

    Photo: CDC/Dr. Fred Murphy, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Public Health; public domain.

    The local health department’s contact tracing team now includes nine people, including employees from the Ohio Department of Health, part of the state’s scaled-up contact tracing workforce.

  • Gov. DeWine imposes curfew

    At a press conference on Tuesday, Nov. 17, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine announced that the state was imposing a curfew to help curb the “dramatic” spread of COVID-19 in the state.

  • DeWine imposes curfew to slow “dramatic” COVID-19 spread

    At a press conference on Tuesday, Nov. 17, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine announced that the state was imposing a curfew to help curb the “dramatic” spread of COVID-19 in the state.

  • New state order: businesses must enforce mask wearing

    The governor on Nov. 11 issued a revised mask order for businesses in Ohio with a penalty for non-compliance, as well as indicating that the state would shut down restaurants, bars and fitness centers if COVID-19 spread doesn’t improve by the end of next week.

  • COVID-19 update— ‘There is no place to hide’ in Ohio

    October brought a whirlwind of bad news about COVID-19 spread in Ohio. New cases soared statewide, hospitalizations increased and more counties than ever flipped to “red” on the state’s COVID-19 heat map.

  • Indoor visitation suspended at Friends Care Community

    Indoor visitation is suspended at Friends Care Community until further notice due to COVID-19 increases in Greene County.

  • Turn in unused medication Oct. 24

    Saturday, Oct. 24, is National Drug Take Back Day, when designated law enforcement agencies accept unwanted and unneeded prescription or over-the-counter drugs so they can be disposed of safely.

  • COVID-19 update— For first time, Greene is ‘red’

    Photo: CDC/Dr. Fred Murphy, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Public Health; public domain.

    Last Thursday, Oct. 15, Ohio elevated Greene County to “red” on the Ohio Health Advisory System for the first time since the system was put in place in early July. The state flagged four different indicators of increased COVID-19 spread here, out of a seven-indicator risk profile.

  • COVID-19 update— Cases rise in Greene County

    COVID-19 cases continue to rise in the county. The virus was slow to take hold here, but the county saw a spike in June, a larger spike in July, some moderating in August and a surge beginning in late August that hasn’t let up.

  • COVID-19 surge; Greene County elevated to ‘red’

    With COVID-19 cases surging in Greene County, the county was elevated to “red” in the state’s warning system for the first time on Oct. 15. Greene County is seeing “very high exposure and spread” of the virus.