Columbus Public Health and Franklin County Public Health have extended the Stay at Home Advisory until February 6, 2021. The Stay at Home Advisory coincides with Governor Mike DeWine’s extension of the statewide 10 p.m. curfew.
Residents are advised to continue to stay at home to the greatest extent possible, and to only leave home to go to work or school or for essential needs such as medical care, groceries, medicine and food pick up.
“Our case numbers have been moving in the right direction, but they remain very high,” said Columbus Health Commissioner Dr. Mysheika Roberts. “While we work to vaccinate and protect the public in the coming weeks, we must continue what we are doing to maintain this downward trend and make sure it keeps moving in the right direction.”
“The next two weeks are another opportunity for our community to make progress to slow the spread of the virus,” said Franklin County Health Commissioner Joe Mazzola. “When residents do need to leave their home, we ask that they remain vigilant and always wear their mask, watch their distance from others, and wash their hands frequently to ensure they keep themselves and others safe.”
The Stay at Home Advisory supplements all current orders of Governor DeWine, the Ohio Department of Health, Franklin County, the City of Columbus, and the municipalities of Franklin County. The Stay at Home Advisory will remain in place until February 6, 2021 or until both health departments determine a change to the guidance is appropriate.