Summit County issues stay-at-home advisory

Jackson Queen, Broadcast Editor

At 11:07 a.m. on  Nov. 19, the Summit County Health Department issued a stay at home health advisory that will be in place until Dec.16. This advisory urges all residents to stay at home “to the greatest extent possible” due to the sudden spike in COVID-19 cases in the county. 

The advisory states that residents should only leave their homes to go to work or school, receive medical care, go to the grocery store, pick up food, or receive deliveries. Places of worship will not be shut down and are advised to maintain all social distancing and virus prevention protocols.

The stay at home advisory is not an order, so it will not be enforced. There will be no fines or punishment for not following the advisory. While these protocols will not be enforced, they are “strongly advised” as they are in the best interest of everyone’s health and safety.

This advisory comes after Medina county, Cuyahoga County, and Franklin County, among many others, all put forward stay at home advisories.

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