stay at home


Is a new stay-at-home order on the docket for Ohio this winter?

BY: - November 25, 2020

Last week, Franklin County became the first in the state to receive the highest “purple” designation in the Ohio Department of Health’s public health advisory system, indicating “severe exposure and spread” in the county. When the public health advisory system debuted at the end of June, purple “severe exposure” was designated for counties that met […]


Ohio’s great social experiment

BY: - May 20, 2020

A week of pandemic can feel like a year. But it is hard to believe that just last month Dr. Amy Acton, Ohio’s public health director, was empowering us, telling us how great we were, and assuring us that we were capable of doing hard things. For just that moment, Dr. Acton was right. Most […]

Health dept. issues stay-at-home order; Ohioans to shelter in place through at least April 6

BY: - March 22, 2020

The director of the Ohio Department of Health issued a “shelter in place” or “stay at home” order Sunday — basically closing all non-essential state businesses and ordering people to stay home to curb the transmission of the increasingly prevalent COVID-19 disease. The order takes effect Monday evening at midnight and is set to last […]