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Columbus Public Health Lifts Indoor Mask Advisory

August 19, 2022

Columbus Public Health Lifts Indoor Mask Advisory 
Franklin 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. 

The CDC 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. 

Under 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. 

To see COVID-19 spread in Franklin County, visit the CDC at

Columbus 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

For more information on COVID-19, visit