CVBuzz Partner Newsletter
JULY 2020
TAKE THE "Stay Safe in Stark County" BUSINESS PLEDGE
As businesses continue to open and operate during the COVID-19 pandemic, following the sector-specific operating guidelines provided by our state and local health departments can help to stop the spread of the virus and build consumer confidence.

Take the pledge to:

  1. Follow the sector-specific Ohio Department of Health guidelines for Responsible RestartOhio.
  2. Share your COVID-19 protocols with the public on your website.

Travel economy business partners that take the pledge will be promoted to locals and visitors with a listing on the Stay Safe in Stark County web page. Help us build consumer confidence and let potential customers know that your business is taking the recommended steps to aid in protecting the health of guests and employees.
Follow sector-specific guidelines as outlined under Responsible RestartOhio.
Have questions? Contact the local health department with specific questions or concerns related to your Stark County business.

Public Health Advisory & Visitor Travel Resources
Ohio has implemented a new alert system. The Ohio Public Health Advisory System provides four levels that provide guidance as to the severity of the COVID-19 spread by county. A county's alert level is determined by seven data indicators:

1. New Cases Per Capita
2. Sustained Increase in New Cases
3. Proportion of Cases that Are Not Congregate Cases
4. Sustained Increase in Emergency Room Visits
5. Sustained Increase in Outpatient Visits
6. Sustained Increase in New COVID-19 Hospital Admissions
7. Intensive Care Unit (ICU) Bed Occupancy

Alert Level 1 Public Emergency (Yellow): Baseline level. County has met zero or one indicator. Active exposure and spread. Follow all health orders. 

Alert Level 2 Public Emergency (Orange): County has met two or three indicators. Increased exposure and spread. Exercise high degree of caution. Follow all current health orders. 

Alert Level 3 Public Emergency (Red): County has met four or five indicators. Very high exposure and spread. Limit Activities as much as possible. Follow all current health orders. 

Alert Level 4 Public Emergency (Purple): County has met six or seven indicators. Severe exposure and spread. Only leave home for supplies and services. Follow all current health orders. 

Stark County is currently at Alert Level 2. For visitor information related to public health and safety protocols, permitted travel, and Stark County case status go to .
Due to ongoing uncertainty over the safety of and permissions for mass gatherings, Visit Canton will not publish a printed calendar of events at this time.

Please be sure to add and update event listings on
For all partners with ExploreBoard profiles, the current contract period will be extended through December 31, 2020. No additional contract or payment will be required.

Please be sure ExploreBoard profiles are up to date.
The 2020 Visit Canton Travel Guide is in high demand. Visit Canton continues to field a high volume of requests for information from both locals and visitors.

Request travel guides to display and distribute.