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Community spread means people have been infected with the virus in an area, including some who are not sure how or where they became infected. (Source CDC https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/faq.html)
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All Summit County restaurants were ordered to close on Sunday at 5:00 pm. One exception is made for those who already had an approved delivery or curbside service, like a drive-thru. Anyone wanting to offer curbside service has until 5:00 pm on Tuesday to work with the Health Department to be in compliance.
Summit County performs a thorough investigation of each case that is confirmed positive. At that time the Health Department contacts those who they believe are deemed high risk.
The incubation period for COVID-19 is 2-14 days.
Summit County Health Director Dr. Rich Bullough recommends that you self-monitor for symptoms and then enter the diagnosis system if symptoms do arise.
Call your doctor: If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 and develop a fever and symptoms, such as cough or difficulty breathing, call your healthcare provider for medical advice.
Summit County will not be sending out daily press releases, but we will continue to share daily number updates on our website and social media.
Even though this is an emerging and troubling situation, HIPAA laws still apply. We have released all the information that can be made available while remaining compliant with federal regulations. Anyone warranting public health action has been contacted.