Stay at Home Advisory Extended until January 23, 2021 – December 31, 2020

Columbus Public Health and Franklin County Public Health have extended the Stay at Home Advisory until January 23, 2021. The Stay at Home Advisory coincides with Governor Mike DeWine’s extension of the statewide 10 p.m. curfew which was expanded due to continuing high case numbers and community spread.

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.

Residents also are strongly advised not to have any guests in their homes and to celebrate New Year’s Eve and to watch sporting events at home with only the people in their household. We urge those who are required to travel out of the state to follow all local and state guidelines.

“While case numbers remain high, the curfew and stay at home advisory are working with cases trending down over the last three weeks,” said Columbus Health Commissioner Dr. Mysheika Roberts. “The COVID vaccine is here and hope is on the horizon for better health and a brighter year. But we must continue what we are doing to maintain this downward trend while we work to get our community vaccinated and protected.”

“As we head into the new year, we have new hope with the vaccine. There is now light at the end of the tunnel. Until then, we want to thank every resident, organization and community in Franklin County for their unwavering commitment to keep all of us safe by wearing a mask, watching your distance and washing your hands,” said Joe Mazzola, Franklin County Health Commissioner.

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 January 23, 2021 or until both health departments determine a change to the guidance is appropriate.