Two county fairs report COVID-19 outbreaks
The entrance to the Pickaway County Fairgrounds.
The Pickaway and Clinton county fairs are investigating separate COVID-19 outbreaks.
The Clinton County Health District is investigating a “cluster” of cases from people who attended the fair, which ran from July 11 to July 18.
A spokesman for the department said he’s aware of at least three cases, though the investigation is ongoing.
The Columbus Dispatch reported Thursday that 22 cases of COVID-19, and one possible death, trace back to attendees of the Pickaway County Fair last month.
A report from the health department found there was a lack of implementation of infection control precautions like requiring masks and limiting crowd sizes.
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