Mask Advisory Issued for Indoors Regardless of Vaccination Status
July 22, 2022
Mask Advisory Issued for Indoors Regardless
of Vaccination Status
Public Health issued a mask advisory today urging everyone to wear a mask
indoors and in crowded areas regardless of vaccine status until further
notice. The advisory follows the Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention’s (CDC) guidance for an area with
high community transmission level for COVID-19.
Community Transmission Level for Franklin County is high based on the
county wide case rate and hospital metrics. The case rate in Franklin County is
now 214 per 100,000. New hospital admissions were 10.7 percent with 3.7
percent of patients in staffed in-patient beds confirmed with COVID-19. As of
July 18, the positivity rate in Franklin County is 19.8 percent.
and our community from COVID-19 takes a multi-layered approach” said
Columbus Health Commissioner Dr. Mysheika Roberts. “The best way to protect
yourself and your loved ones from hospitalization and death from COVID-19 is to
get vaccinated and boosted. Wearing a mask and testing if you’re sick also will
help slow down the spread.”
The advisory is not
an order and it is being placed to urge people to wear a mask in
public places. There are no plans for a mandated mask order at this time.
To see COVID 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. For hours and to learn more,
For more information on COVID-19, visit https://www.columbus.gov/publichealth/Coronavirus-Portal/.