Montgomery County Residents Advised to Stay at Home to The Greatest Extent Possible
The Montgomery County Board of Health passed a resolution during its meeting today, issuing a “Stay at Home Health Advisory” for all of Montgomery County. Effective immediately, it advises all residents to stay at home to the greatest extent possible due to the significant increase in COVID-19 cases in Montgomery County.
“Public Health has observed a significant increase in community spread of COVID-19 across Montgomery County,” said Montgomery County Health Commissioner Jeff Cooper. “In addition, there has been an increase in infected individuals seeking medical care and outbreaks in multiple sectors, including businesses, congregate care / living facilities, daycares, universities, and K-12 schools in Montgomery County. We all need to work together as a community to break the cycle of spread in the Miami Valley and throughout the State of Ohio.
Residents are advised to only leave home to go to work or school, or for essential needs such as seeking medical care, going to the grocery store or pharmacy, picking up food, or receiving deliveries.
Additionally, Public Health advises against:
a) Attending social gatherings, and scheduling events designed to bring people together.
b) Traveling in and out of the state.
Residents of Montgomery County are advised to limit holiday celebrations this year to people in your immediate household and not risk gathering with others. Traveling, hosting guests indoors, and sharing food, utensils and plates all pose significant risks. Traditional private gatherings with family and friends can increase the chances of getting or spreading COVID-19.
Residents are strongly advised to not invite guests into their homes, unless they are essential workers providing services such as plumbing, heating or electrical work. During such service, all workers and residents should wear masks and maintain as much distance as possible.
This advisory shall remain in effect until December 17, 2020.