Prevention Tips

Updated 4/29/2020

Responsible Restart Ohio

Beginning May 1, Ohio will begin a phased plan to reopen some businesses under specific health protocols. 

Learn more about the Responsible Restart Ohio plan here

Stay at Home

The State of Ohio is under a Stay at Home order. Stay home and do your part to stop the spread of COVID-19 in our community. 

More information and Stay at Home FAQ’s from the Ohio Department of Health

There is currently no vaccine to prevent  COVID-19.

The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. 

State and National Mask Guidelines

Ohioans are being asked to wear cloth masks while in public, as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). New reopening protocols require that employees wear masks and they are strongly recommended for customers/clients to prevent the spread of COVID-19. 

Wearing a mask will not prevent someone from contracting COVID-19, but it can help prevent them from spreading it to others -- especially if they have it, but are not showing symptoms. Cloth masks are not a substitute for social distancing, but rather, it is a complement to social distancing.

View helpful DIY tips to make your own mask


Prevention Information:

  • Clean your hands often. Washing your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
  • Cover coughs and sneezes with your arm or your inner elbow. 
  • Throw used tissues in the trash.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth. 
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Put distance between yourself and other people. 6 feet is advised. 
  • Only wear a facemask if you are sick If you are NOT sick you do not need to wear a facemask.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Call ahead before going to your doctor.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily.

More prevention tips from the CDC