From the Putnam County Health Department:
Governor DeWine has issued a statewide mask order in an effort to curb the spread of COVID-19.Beginning July 23 at 6 p.m., citizens in all Ohio counties will be under a mandatory mask order while out in public.
Masks must be worn at all times when:
➡️At an indoor location that’s not a residence.
➡️Outdoors, when unable to keep 6 feet social distance from those not in your household.
➡️When waiting for, riding, driving, or operating public transportation, such as a taxi, car service, or private rideshare.
This order only requires those who are 10 years old or older to wear a mask. In addition, excluded groups include:
➡️Those with a medical condition or disability.
➡️Officiants at religious services.
➡️Those actively exercising or playing sports.
➡️Those actively involved in public safety.
➡️Those who are actively eating or drinking.
Here is a quick update of COVID-19 data for Putnam County for July 22, 2020. We are still working to develop a new dashboard that provides additional information for you. Please stay tuned.
Total cases (from the beginning of the pandemic): 165 (156 Confirmed, 9 Probable)
Age range of cases: 12-103
Presumed Recovered (cases with a symptom onset date greater or equal to 21 days who are not deceased): 113
The PCHD has seen an increase of cases in the last few weeks, especially in those age 29 years and under. We continue to follow up with those that are close contacts of cases. Close contacts are asked to quarantine for 14 days to help reduce the spread in the community.
Please help stop COVID-19!