- Butler, Cuyahoga, Franklin, Hamilton, Huron, Montgomery and Trumbull
Ohio Governor Mike DeWine has declared a Red Level 3 Public Health Emergency Alert in seven counties mandating the wearing of face coverings in public in the counties beginning 6 pm on Wednesday, July 8, 2020.
The counties include Butler, Cuyahoga, Franklin, Hamilton, Huron, Montgomery and Trumbull.
“What is at stake here is a life and death matter. It is a crisis we have never experienced before. We have to treat it as it is,” said Governor Mike DeWine.
He said there will be exemptions “if wearing a mask is prohibited by federal regulation, if communicating with the hearing impaired, when alone in your office or personal workspace, and other similar measures.”
Meanwhile, the Ohio Department of Health has issued an order allowing for Contact and Non-Contact Competition to resume for all sports if teams agree to all of the guidelines in the order, including things such as:
“Testing of all players, coaches, athletic trainers, support staff, and officials before travel and competition. Daily symptom assessments. Athletic trainers must wear a face covering while attending to a player.”
“Coaches and officials are strongly recommended to wear a face covering, when possible. Strict social distancing by players who are not actively engaged in practice or competition and Immediate isolation and medical care for a participant who develops symptoms.”