Columbus Public Health Lifts Indoor Mask Advisory
August 19, 2022
Public Health Lifts Indoor Mask Advisory
County moves to medium community transmission level for COVID-19
Columbus Public Health is lifting the indoor mask
advisory issued in July because Franklin County moved to a high level of
community transmission, according to the Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention’s (CDC) community transmission data.
Community Transmission Level for Franklin County is now medium based
on the county-wide case rate and hospital metrics. Currently, the case
rate in Franklin County is 186 per 100,000 people. New hospital admissions were
a rate of 12 per 100,000 people, with 4.1 percent of patients in staffed
in-patient beds confirmed with COVID-19.
medium community transmission level for COVID-19, the CDC recommends residents
stay up to date on COVID-19 vaccines and boosters, get tested if they have
symptoms, and wear a mask if they have symptoms, a positive test or
exposure to someone with COVID-19.
see COVID-19 spread in Franklin County, visit the CDC at https://covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/#county-view?list_select_state=Ohio&data-type=CommunityLevels&list_select_county=39049.
Public Health offers all COVID-19 vaccines and boosters on a walk-in basis
Monday through Friday at Columbus Public Health, located at 240 Parsons Ave.
For hours and to learn more, visit https://www.columbus.gov/c19vax/.
information on COVID-19, visit https://www.columbus.gov/publichealth/Coronavirus-Portal/.