Prevention Tips

Updated 8/7/2020

See complete State of Ohio guidelines and orders here.

Mask Requirements

Ohioans are required to wear cloth masks while in public. Wearing a mask will not prevent someone from contracting COVID-19, but it can help prevent them from spreading it to others -- especially if they have it, but are not yet showing symptoms. Cloth masks are not a substitute for social distancing.

View details about the state and local mask requirements

View helpful DIY tips to make your own mask

Prevention Information:

  • Clean your hands often. Washing your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
  • Cover coughs and sneezes with your arm or your inner elbow. 
  • Throw used tissues in the trash.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth. 
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Put distance between yourself and other people. 6 feet is advised. 
  • Only wear a facemask if you are sick If you are NOT sick you do not need to wear a facemask.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Call ahead before going to your doctor.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily.

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