Ohio officials are developing strategies to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and the concerns and uncertainties it brings, but they cannot flatten the curve on their own. Every Ohioan has a part to play in helping to save lives. For many, this will mean staying at home. For others, it will mean taking care of the most vulnerable among us or providing healthcare, food, education, information, or the things we need to stay safe at home.
Another way to help is to support local businesses. Visit Support Local Ohio at https://ohio.org/supportlocalohio/ to find links to local restaurants and retailers you can support by ordering delivery or carryout, making online purchases, or buying gift cards.
Preventing the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 and preventing deaths will take us all working together to limit exposure to as few people as possible. While most people who contract COVID-19 will recover, they can pass the disease on to two or three other people, sometimes without even knowing it. If COVID-19 cases continue to increase, healthcare providers could become overwhelmed and run out of supplies to protect themselves and treat patients — not just COVID-19 patients, but also others. For details on the stay-at-home order, look here.