Lake County General Health District to act on complaints of businesses violating stay at home order

Lake County General Health District
Posted at 11:29 AM, Apr 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-06 11:29:56-04

LAKE COUNTY, Ohio — After receiving more than 500 complaints regarding local businesses failing to comply with Gov. Mike DeWine’s stay at home order to help slow the spread of COVID-19, the Lake County General Health District will take action.

LCGHD announced Monday that within 24 to 72 hours it would begin planned activities in response to the hundreds of complaints of non-compliant businesses.

The planned actions include conducting face-to-face education and compliance meetings with local businesses to make sure they are following DeWine’s stay at home order properly.

There are two “tests” for companies to continue operation under the stay at home order, according to Lt. Governor Jon Husted.

The first requirement is the company's services being listed on the essential supply chain. The second is the company’s ability to provide a clean, safe and healthy workplace that following social distancing guidelines.

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In a single week, the LCGHD received 202 complaints of businesses not meeting these standards.

As of Monday, there have been 79 positive COVID-19 cases in Lake County.

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