7/31/2020 After an emergency meeting, the Ohio Liquor Control Commission has approved Governor Mike DeWine’s request for an order to stop the sale of alcohol at establishments starting at 10pm to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
If you are interested in COVID-19 updates over the weekend, please refer to coronavirus.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/covid-19/dashboards and view Darke County information. The Darke County Health Department will continue to post updates Monday through Friday between 11am to 2pm.
Our sympathies go out to the families.
**Governor DeWine introduces Nursing Home Order
Governor DeWine announced yesterday that the Ohio Department of Health issued an order requiring long-term care facilities to notify residents and families within 24 hours of a resident or staff member testing positive for COVID-19. “The Ohio Department of Health had been strongly encouraging facilities to notify families all along, but this order makes this notification mandatory,” said Governor DeWine. “Families of long-term care residents have a right to know if individuals at these facilities are sick.”
Governor DeWine also announced that a list of long-term care facilities with positive COVID-19 cases will be listed on coronavirus.ohio.gov as the information becomes available. Information will include the name of the facility, what county, and the number of cases associated with that facility, both residents and staff. This will be updated on Wednesdays at 2pm.
If you are interested in this information, please visit the website so you can see what data is available. The Darke County Health Department will not be providing additional information that is not provided here. Long term care facilities, not the Health Department, are reporting this to the State and to the families. We will continue posting information daily with number of cases, probable cases, and hospitalizations.
Letter to Building Owners Occupants and Tenants– Water Supply
COVID-19 can be spread by an individual before that person shows any symptoms or feels ill. While most COVID-19 cases are mild, it’s very infectious and those who are 60 years old or older and those with long term medical conditions, such as heart disease, cancer and diabetes, are at higher risk of developing severe symptoms. The Darke County Health Department wants to remind younger people that not only are they potential carriers of COVID-19 and could pass it along to older people, they can also become ill as well. This is a community spread situation and it is important that everyone do their part to help stop the spread of disease by practicing social distancing and maintaining a 6-foot distance from other people and staying home when you are sick. Coronavirus is highly contagious. Click here for information on COVID-19 and Community Spread. Also, please follow these health tips:
- Wash hands often with soap and water. If not available, use hand sanitizer.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid contact with people who are sick.
- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or sleeve when coughing or sneezing.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces.
- Practice physical distancing by staying 6 ft. from others.
*Note: Individuals that work in Darke County may not be considered Darke County cases.
Please call 937-548-4196 option 5 for Darke County COVID-19 related questions.
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On April 2, 2020, the Director of the Ohio Department of Health extended the Ohio-Stay-at-Home-Order until 11:59 pm on Friday, May 1, 2020.
As of March 15, 2020, 9:00 pm, all bars and restaurants need to close except for carry-out orders. In Darke County we are restricting carry-outs to drive thru windows only if the facility has that capability. Carry out buffets are closed to patrons as well.
All other Ohio COVID-19 related Orders.
Ohio Department of Health- Call Center – The call center will be open 7 days a week from 9 a.m.-8 p.m. and can be reached at 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634). Call center staff includes licensed nurses and infectious disease experts. They will be available to answer questions and provide accurate information about COVID-19, the risk to the public, and the state’s response.