Clermont County, Ohio – The county was again elevated to the “Red” Level 3 in the Ohio Public Health Advisory System.

Hamilton and Warren Counties remain in Level 2.

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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.

Level 3 Public Emergency Means

Very high exposure and spread. Limit activities as much as possible. Follow all current health orders.

4–5 Indicators met; or if previously at Level 3, a county stays at Level 3 until it drops below the high incidence threshold of over 100 cases per 100,000 over a two-week period.

Level 2 Public Emergency Means

Increased exposure and spread. Exercise high degree of caution. Follow all current health orders.

2–3 Indicators met


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Remember that the best thing you can do in the face of COVID-19 is to take precautions to protect yourself, your family, and your community:

  • 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.
  • Clean “high-touch” surfaces daily. These include counters, tabletops, doorknobs, light switches, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, desks, and tablets.

Find additional information at coronavirus.ohio.gov.

5 Protocols for All Businesses in Clermont County

1. Require face coverings for employers and recommend them for clients/customers at all times.

2. Conduct daily health assessments by employers and employees (self-evaluation) to determine if “fit-for-duty”.

3. Maintain good hygiene at all times -hand washing, sanitizing, and social distancing.

4. Clean and sanitize workplaces throughout the workday and at the close of business or between shifts.

5. Limit capacity to meet social distancing guidelines.

•Establish maximum capacity at 50% of the fire code.
• And, use appointment setting where possible to limit congestion.


Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Will I have to wear a mask or face covering while I am at work?
A. Yes. Face coverings are required for employees except if any of the following apply:

1. Facial coverings in the work setting are prohibited by law or regulation;

2. Facial coverings are in violation of documented industry standards;

3. Facial coverings are not advisable for health reasons;

4. Facial coverings are in violation of the business’ documented safety policies;

5. Facial coverings are not required when the employee works alone in an assigned work area; or There is a functional (practical) reason for an employee not to wear a facial covering in the workplace.

Q. Will I have to wear a mask or face covering if I am a customer at a business?
A. Yes. Under the level 3 Public Health Emergency issued on July 10, customers must wear masks while inside businesses or other buildings. 

Q. Will I need to take my temperature before coming to work?
A. Yes. Employees must take their temperature and watch for other symptoms such as coughing or difficulty breathing. Sick employees should stay at home.

Q. What safety precautions should my employer be taking?
A. All businesses should follow these protocols

1. Require face coverings for employers and customers.

2. Conduct daily health assessments by employers and employees (self-evaluation) to determine if “fit-for-duty”.

3. Maintain good hygiene at all times -hand washing, sanitizing, and social distancing.

4. Clean and sanitize workplaces throughout the workday and at the close of business or between shifts.

5. Limit capacity to meet social distancing guidelines.

•Establish maximum capacity at 50% of the fire code.
• And, use appointment setting where possible to limit congestion.

Q. What should I do if my co-workers aren’t wearing facial coverings at work?
A. If an employee of a business is not wearing a facial covering, ask the employer/business for written justification on why the employee isn’t wearing a face covering. 

Q. What should I do if my employer is not following proper safety precautions?
A. If an employer is not following the above safety protocols, you can file an online complaint here. 

To File a complaint about a business you think is in violation of the Stay Safe Ohio Order, click here.

To check the status of a complaint click here. (Choose “Code Case” in the search drop-down box).

Full Ohio Department of Health Stay Safe Ohio Order 

More information from the Ohio Department of Health on the Responsible RestartOhio page

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