Medina County issues stay-at-home advisory due to rise in coronavirus cases

Medina County Health Department
Posted at 5:04 PM, Nov 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-19 09:52:31-05

MEDINA COUNTY, Ohio — Medina County has issued a stay-at-home advisory due to a rise in coronavirus cases.

The advisory goes into effect Wednesday and runs until Dec. 15.

Residents are asked to only leave home for work, school, or essential needs, including medical care, going to the grocery store, and picking up food.

Anyone that lives in the county is strongly advised against traveling in or out of Ohio and having guests into their homes over the holiday season, including Thanksgiving.

The Medina County Health Department advised residents to limit indoor and outdoor social events to 10 people.

It is recommended that churches and other religious institutions continue to implement COVID-19 protocols and limit the number of individuals in attendance to ensure safe distancing at all in-person services.

Public and private K-12 schools are advised to monitor case numbers within their district buildings and within the community when making decisions on in-person and remote learning.

To read the full advisory, click here.

Medina County wasn't the only county to issue a stay-at-home advisory on Wednesday.

Cuyahoga County and the City of Cleveland issued a similar one that goes into effect Wednesday.

RELATED: Cuyahoga County, Cleveland issue stay-at-home advisory effective Wednesday night through Dec. 17

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