May 14, 2020
As both Lake County and Ohio continue a phased-reopening plan, is it important to remember that COVID-19 is still present. As of May 14, LCGHD has had 210 of its residents test positive, and sadly, eight have passed away. As testing opportunities gradually increase, it is expected that the number of those testing positive will increase as well. This means it is more important than ever to continue to follow basic safety principles as we begin to move around in our community.
We ask Lake County residents to:
- Conduct a daily health assessment. Please stay home if you are not feeling well or develop a fever.
- Maintain good hygiene at all times. Wash hands frequently for at least 20 seconds, and sanitize all hightouch surfaces in your home, vehicle, or office.
- Consider using face coverings in public settings if you are physically able and it is safe for you to do so. This is especially important if social distancing is difficult to maintain. Be aware that individual businesses or services may have their own requirement of face coverings for their customers.
- Be extra vigilant about safety precautions if you fall into a high risk group. People who are older than 65 or have severe obesity, chronic lung disease or moderate to severe asthma, a serious heart condition, a compromised/weakened immune system, diabetes, chronic kidney disease (and receiving dialysis), or liver disease are considered high risk.