Prevent Getting Sick
Wear a face covering
especially indoors or in crowded outdoor places
Get the vaccine
It's the most effective way to protect yourself and others
Wash your hands
often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
Improve indoor air quality
by opening windows and using filters/air purifiers
Cover your cough or sneeze
with your arm or inner elbow, NOT your hands
Avoid close contact
with people who are sick
Stay home when you are sick,
except to get medical care
your eyes, nose and mouth.
Clean and disinfect
frequently touched objects and surfaces.
Cloth Face Coverings/Masks
To align with CDC guidance, Franklin County Public Health has lifted its universal mask advisory for all residents. We strongly encourage people who may be at higher risk for severe outcomes of COVID-19 (e.g. immunocompromised or unvaccinated) to continue to mask when in public. If you have been exposed to COVID-19, it is important to wear a well-fitted mask in public for 10 days and to test on day 5, regardless of vaccine or prior infection status.
When in doubt, mask up. We encourage everyone to support an individual’s choice of masking with empathy and kindness, we will continue our messaging to Spread Love, Not COVID.
Face Covering Tips
The use of well-fitted masks and face coverings slow the spread of the virus and help people who may have the virus and do not know it from transmitting it to others. Do not place cloth face coverings on children under age 2 or anyone who has trouble breathing.
Cloth face coverings should be routinely washed depending on the frequency of use. If you are in a private setting and do not have your cloth face covering on, remember to always cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.
Protect Yourself and Everyone Around You
CDC: How to Wear Cloth Face Coverings
CDC: Improve How Your Mask Protects You
CDC: Use of Cloth Face Coverings to Help Slow the Spread of COVID-19
Ohio Department of Health: Cloth Face Coverings (Masks) COVID-19 Checklist
COVID-19 Ohio Minority Health Strikeforce