COLUMBUS, Ohio — Columbus Public Health issued a mask advisory for Franklin County on Friday because of an increase in COVID-19 transmission levels.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention moved Franklin County to the “high” level on its COVID-19 data tracker. It is one of more than 40 counties in Ohio to be labeled as high transmission.
A mask advisory has been issued after Franklin Co. was moved to the high level of transmission on CDC's COVID-19 data tracker.— Columbus Health (@ColumbusHealth) July 22, 2022
. Mask indoors & in crowded areas
. Get vaccinated, boosted
. Test if you have symptoms, before gathering
. Talk to your doc if you're at a high risk pic.twitter.com/2RGvoSD7K9
The mask advisory requests those in Franklin County do the following:
- Mask indoors and in crowded areas
- Get vaccinated and/or boosted
- Test if having symptoms before gathering
- Talk to a doctor if at a high risk
The number of positive cases in Franklin County increased during the past week by nearly 24% as of July 20, according to the CDC.