Athens County Upgraded To Level 3 For COVID-19 Cases

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County is, like most of Ohio, now at a Level 3 according to the state’s public health advisory system for COVID-19 cases.

A Level 3 or Red Level means a county triggered four of the state’s seven indicators this week. Athens County met the new cases per capita, new cases increase, non-congregate cases, and the seven-day moving average of emergency department visits indicators.

Because of the Thanksgiving holiday, the Ohio Department of Health will be including Thursday’s COVID-19 case data in Friday’s summary.

The Ohio Public Health Advisory System Map for COVID-19 cases issued November 26, 2020. [ODH]
ODH makes the following recommendations to protect yourself from illness:

  • Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds; dry hands with a clean towel or air dry hands.
  • Use alcohol-based hand sanitizer when soap and water are unavailable.
  • Cover your mouth with a tissue or sleeve when sneezing or coughing. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Avoid contact with people who are sick.

Ohio’s coronavirus call center is open to answer questions from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. The hotline number is 1-833-4-ASK-ODH or 1-833-427-5634. More information is available at