SUMMIT COUNTY, Ohio — Summit County officials have announced the county’s COVID-19 Stay At Home Health Advisory will be extended until Feb. 28.
The advisory, originally issued on Nov. 19, 2020, urges all Summit County residents to stay home to the “greatest extent possible” as the vaccination is still limited and new strains of the virus are appearing in the state and the country.
Under the advisory, which is not an order and therefore not legally enforceable, residents are asked to only leave home to go to work or school, or for essential needs such as medical services, going to the grocery store or pharmacy, picking up food or receiving deliveries.
Extending the advisory was done so by Summit County Executive Ilene Shipiro and Summit County Health Commissioner Donna Skoda.
“For months, Summit County residents have made sacrifices to protect the health and safety of our families, friends, coworkers and neighbors, and there is no doubt these sacrifices have saved lives,” Shapiro said in a press release. “We are all looking forward to the day we can get back to our normal lives and routines, but with just 1% of Ohio’s population fully vaccinated, we must continue to exercise caution and minimize our risk.”