23 Cases in Union County: The Union County Health Department is reporting 23 cumulative cases in Union County. 19 cases are lab confirmed cases. 4 cases are probable cases per CDC definition. 17 individuals have recovered. 6 are actively ill and in isolation. 0 deaths have been reported. 2 cases have required hospitalization (1 case currently hospitalized). 31% of cases had unknown source of exposure, 30% of cases had occupational exposure (healthcare worker, correctional facility, first responder), 22% of cases had travel exposure, 17% of cases were close contacts of a known case.
Contact tracing is underway to identify and notify individuals at increased risk for infection due to contact with one of these cases. Per www.coronavirus.ohio.gov, 0 cases have been reported in Union County congregate settings including long-term care and correctional facilities.
Stay Safe Ohio Order: Today, we are working through the details of the Director’s Stay Safe Ohio order which was released late last night. This new order encourages us all to use caution, practice social distancing, and stay home when we can, but does start to reopen Ohio businesses. The new Stay Safe Ohio order allows for retail businesses who were previously closed to reopen for carryout, curbside or by appointment only services starting tomorrow (May 2). These businesses must meet the mandatory safe practices required for retail businesses. The Union County Health Department continues to provide guidance for employers, employees, and customers as many businesses prepare to open. See the full order here.
See the safe practices checklist for each business sector here:https://coronavirus.ohio.gov/…/Sector-Specific-Operating-R…/
Testing Update: The Union County Health Department and Memorial Health have worked to expand testing capacity within Union County in partnership with the Ohio Department of Health. In Union County, testing for ODH & CDC priority 1, 2 and 2a groups are being done. A physician’s order and alignment with this priority criteria is required to be considered for testing at this time. To the best of our knowledge, antibody testing is not occurring within Union County. Timelines for antibody testing at local levels have not been released.