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COVID-19 CONVALESCENT PLASMA PROGRAM: DONORS NEEDED!
The Red Cross is seeking people who are fully recovered from COVID-19 to give plasma to help current patients who are seriously ill or at high risk of serious illness.
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COVID-19 SPREADS MAINLY FROM PERSON TO PERSON THROUGH RESPIRATORY DROPLETS PRODUCED WHEN AN INFECTED PERSON COUGHS, SNEEZES, OR TALKS.
These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs. Studies and evidence on infection control report that these droplets usually travel around 6 feet (about two arms lengths). Using face coverings can help reduce the spread.  See the CDC’s guidance about face coverings
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CHURCH MUSIC AND COVID-19
While we recognize singing in church may seem essential to your worship service, currently there are no guidelines set forth for safe indoor singing.  There seems to be ample evidence to suggest that singing creates a quantity of fine aerosols that can stay suspended in the air for long periods of time, exposing everyone in the building.  If your congregation moves forward with services that includes singing, please encourage or require the use of face masks and remember that there are no guidelines for a safe social distance in the context of singing at this time. Cloth face coverings should not be relied upon as strong protection while singing, there is evidence that face coverings are not effective at protecting the wearer from inhaling the “fine” aerosols put out by other singers.  If these aerosols contain respiratory droplets from an infected person, the possibility of causing more COVID-19 infections among parishioners would be high.

WHAT PARENTS SHOULD KNOW ABOUT
SENDING CHILDREN BACK TO CHILD CARE


RESPONSIBLE RESTART OHIO

- ODH COVID Website -
- Order that Rescinds and Maintains Portions of the Stay Safe Ohio Order -
- Urgent Health Advisory: Ohioans Protecting Ohioans -

BEST PRACTICES FOR COMMUNITY & FAITH BASED ORGANIZATIONS
Guidance Sheet: Outdoor/Drive-in Worship Services -

MASSAGE THERAPY, ACUPUNCTURE & COSMETIC THERAPY CAN REOPEN MAY 15, 2020

SALONS, DAY SPAS, NAIL SALONS, BARBERSHOPS AND TANNING FACILITIES
ARE ALLOWED TO REOPEN ON MAY 15, 2020
TATTOO SERVICES & BODY PIERCINGS CAN REOPEN MAY 15, 2020


RESTAURANTS & BARS CAN REOPEN OUTDOOR AREAS
ON MAY 15, 2020 & INDOOR DINING ON MAY 21, 2020
- Sector Fact Sheet Restaurants -
- Restaurant and Food Establishment Best Practices -
   
CAMPGROUNDS WILL REOPEN MAY 21, 2020
- Camp Safe Ohio Order -

    BMVS WILL OPEN ACROSS THE STATE ON MAY 26, 2020
OHIOANS ARE ENCOURAGED TO USE THE ONLINE RESOURCES IF AT ALL POSSIBLE
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    GYMS, FITNESS CENTERS REOPEN ON MAY 26, 2020
- Gyms, Dance Instruction Studios, and Other Personal Fitness Venues Guidelines -

NON-CONTACT SPORTS - TUESDAY, MAY 26, 2020
High school athletes can resume skills training.
- Read Skills Training for All Sports Guidelines -

CHILD CARE WILL REOPEN MAY 31, 2020
- Sector Fact Sheet Child Care -
- What Parents Should Know About Sending Children Back to Child Care -

LOCAL AND PUBLIC POOLS AND AQUATIC CENTERS
While many cities and municipalities opted not to open pools this summer, those who want to open are allowed starting this week. Many employees will be wearing masks and may ask you to do so in public spaces. Facilities are expected to create barriers for social distancing. You’ll also see fewer lockers and showers available for use.
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DIRECTOR STAY SAFE ORDER
Closed Businesses and Operations
health clubs, fitness centers, workout facilities, gyms, yoga studios

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- Consumer Retail Services -
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FOR COMPLAINTS IN REGARD TO THE DIRECTOR’S "STAY AT HOME ORDER"
please submit the following complaint form

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ON MARCH 31, 2020 OHIO EPA ISSUED AN ORDER TO MAINTAIN PUBLIC WATER SERVICE DURING THE COVID-19 STATE OF EMERGENCY.
This order prevents a water system from shutting off a resident's water service due to non-payment during the declared state of emergency.  The order also requires water systems to reconnect water to anyone whose water was shut off dating back to January 1st to help Ohio assure that as many people as possible have safe water during the state of emergency.  Those who qualify for reconnection must call their water utility company to request the reinstatement. The reconnection will happen without any fees, but customers will be required to pay their water bill moving forward. >> View Press Release

Where water to a home has been turned off for an extended period of time, the water quality in the water lines will likely degrade with increased risk of possible exposure to lead, copper, and bacteria including Legionella.  Ohio EPA has posted two fact sheets to assist consumers on how to flush water lines in homes where the water has been shut off and then reconnected.  The fact sheets are also available in Spanish and can be found at these links:
https://epa.ohio.gov/ (Consumers)
https://epa.ohio.gov/ (Public Systems)

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Ohioans Encouraged to Wear Cloth Masks in Public;
Governor Signs TeleHealth Executive Order;
New Wi-Fi Hotspot Locator
>> View Press Release
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STAY POSITIVE, STAY HOME AND STAY HEALTHY!
Top 5 things you can do if you are Isolated or Quarantined
Steps to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 if you are sick
10 ways to manage respiratory symptoms at home

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Beginning Thursday, March 19th the Health Department Building will be closed to the public.

W.I.C. services will continue but will be limited,
call 740-652-2800 option #7 for appointments.
For all other Division questions, call 740-652-2802.

Please be patient, as FDH is adjusting to daily changes being made by the Governor, ODH and CDC with COVID-19.

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The Fairfield Department of Health would like to share the Fairfield Medical Center's link for information on COVID-19 updates.

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COVID Community Information

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STATEMENT ON GRADUATION CEREMONIES
The Ohio Department of Education and the Ohio Department of Health urge school districts to be thoughtful and careful in choosing and planning the best way to celebrate graduation and other milestones. Several options are available and can be successfully implemented all while keeping safe practices in mind.