We need a mask and more. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, evidence has shown that communities of color have been disproportionately affected by the virus, especially African American and Latino communities.
The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly altered our lives. Here, you’ll discover tips on keeping children safe online, activities to do as a family, advice on coping with isolation, and many other resources to arm yourself with the tools you need to keep coronavirus disease at bay.
Recommendations for quarantining after possible COVID-19 exposure has been updated. In some cases, when no symptoms are present, it may be possible to reduce quarantine time from 14 to 10 or seven days.
COVID-19 is believed to spread mainly from person to person through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person — sometimes without showing any symptoms — coughs, sneezes, or talks. Research has shown that cloth face coverings can block these respiratory droplets.
We have received requests from a number of people in the faith community recently to provide guidance on keeping worshipers safe, as we battle the coronavirus. The virus, as you know, is very much with us, and in fact, has spread farther than it has at any time in the past.
For Ohio to be able to reduce the impact COVID-19 has on our state, it is crucial that teenagers and young adults, like everyone else, do what they can to protect themselves and others from the virus that causes the disease.
Ohio Department of Health Director Amy Acton, M.D., MPH, signed an order on April 14, 2020 to release protected health information on individuals who test positive for COVID-19, when necessary, to Ohio’s first responders. Protection of our first responders is a top priority.
Ohio has seen outbreaks of COVID-19 in congregate settings including, but not limited to, nursing homes. Nursing homes have been aggressive in testing and managing COVID-19 as they continue to see the dramatic impact of the virus on their residents. With many COVID-19 deaths representing this population, accelerated testing is needed.