As you know, the spread of COVID-19 has hit an all-time high in our area. Numerous streets throughout the Village have households affected by COVID-19. State leaders have called upon local government officials to assist in getting the word out. And while we're a small community, our neighborhood is no exception to the growing number of cases. With the holidays just around the corner, it is incumbent upon each of us to do our part to remain vigilant in our efforts to curb the spread of the virus. The graphic below represents the three zip codes in Amberley Village, indicating how much our neighborhood and nearby communities have been touched by COVID-19.
Please continue to mask in public, stay home and follow the county, state and federal orders in place as outlined below. Amberley Village is committed to keeping its residents both healthy and informed. Keeping our loved ones safe and well should remain a priority.
The graphic above was extracted from a new tool available on the Ohio Department of Health's website, and indicates the cumulative cases of COVID-19 in the three zip codes that touch Amberley Village.
Interim Director of the Ohio Department of Health Lance Himes signed a revised order effective today, November 17 to limit gatherings to slow of the spread of COVID-19 during the current spike in cases. Highlights include limiting both private and gatherings to less than ten. The order, which comes just before the Thanksgiving holiday, is critical to battling the rising number of COVID-19 cases in and around our community.
The graphic above shows the spike in positive hospitalizations for COVID-19 over time for Region 6, which includes 8 counties in Southwest Ohio: Hamilton, Butler, Warren, Clermont, Clinton, Brown, Highland, and Adams.
Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced that Ohio Department of Health Interim Director Lance Himes signed a health order to enforce mask-wearing in retail locations across the state in compliance with the statewide mandatory mask order signed on July 23, 2020.
In a tweet issued Wednesday, he said, "We are reissuing Ohio’s mask order with three new provisions. The first violation of this order will bring about a written warning and a second violation will bring about closure of the store for up to 24 hours."
The holidays can be stressful enough. Add in flu season, quarantine and a pandemic, and the stress can feel overwhelming. Behavioral health professionals staff Ohio's CareLine 24 hours a day, 7 days/week. If you or someone you know is suffering from mental health issues related to COVID-19, help is available by calling 800-720-9616.