Franklin County Level 4 “Purple” Designation Statement from Health Commissioners Dr. Mysheika Roberts and Joe Mazzola

In response to the Ohio Public Advisory System designating Franklin County Level 4 or “purple,” Franklin County Public Health and Columbus Public Health further stress the vital importance of the Stay at Home Advisory issued yesterday. It is critical that all residents stay at home to the greatest extent possible. Residents are advised to only leave home to go to work or school or for essential needs such as medical care, groceries, medicine and food pick up. Transition to remote working if that is possible. 

If you haven’t already changed your Thanksgiving and other upcoming holiday plans, now is the time to do that. Do not travel, have guests in your home or go to gatherings outside your home. 

The situation in Franklin County is dire.  Stay home as much as possible. That is where you are safest and it is the number one way we can slow the rapid spread of COVID-19 in our community.