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Ohio Public Health Advisory System


PCHD reminds all residents to stay safe and take extra precautions for safety. 

The Public Health Advisory Alert System is a color-coded system designed to supplement existing statewide orders through a data-driven framework to assess the degree of the virus’ spread and to engage and empower individuals, businesses, communities, local governments, and others in their response and actions.

The system consists of four levels that provide Ohioans with guidance as to the severity of the problem in the counties in which they live.  The levels are determined by seven data indicators that identify the risk level for each county and a corresponding color code to represent that risk level. 

Additional Resources and Dashboard click here

 Pop-Up Testing Availability Click here

Travel Advisory Alert Issued

Governor DeWine announced a travel advisory for all individuals coming into #Ohio from states reporting positive testing rates of 15% or higher for #COVID-19 and recommend that those individuals self-quarantine for 14 days.  See the Ohio Department of Health Travel Advisory for Protecting Against COVID-19.  Information can be found on the COVID-19 Travel Advisory Webpage.

Facial Covering Order Issued

On July 23, 2020 Governor DeWine announced that Ohio Department of Health Director Lance Himes issued a Director's Order for Facial Coverings throughout the State of Ohio.   
Masks On Campaign
During Governor DeWine's address to Ohioans on July 15, 2020 he stated, I’ve always found history to be a teacher. And so early in the pandemic, I read a book by John Berry called The Great Influenza about the catastrophic Spanish Flu Pandemic of 1918. He wrote an article yesterday that puts our current reality into sobering perspective.
John Berry Quote



To see how Portage County Health District is responding to COVID-19 click here


Portage County Medical Reserve Corp

To volunteer in the Portage County response activities to COVID-19
or to apply for Contract Tracing positions, join our Medical Reserve Core 
(click here).

Portage County Health District's Mission

PCHD’s mission is “To promote public health, prevent disease, and protect the environment, utilizing leadership and partnership to empower individuals and communities to achieve optimal health”. We strive to meet this mission every day, but it is especially important during a public health crisis such as this one.