28 Cases in Union County: The Union County Health Department is reporting 28 cumulative cases in Union County. 23 cases are lab confirmed cases. 5 cases are probable cases per CDC definition. 20 individuals have recovered. 8 are actively ill and in isolation. 0 deaths have been reported. 3 cases have required hospitalization (1 case currently hospitalized). Cases are 50% male and 50% female. 32% of cases had occupational exposure (healthcare worker, correctional facility, first responder), 29% of cases had unknown source of exposure (considered community exposure), 18% of cases had travel exposure, 21% of cases were close contacts of a known case.  Contact tracing is underway to identify and notify “close contacts” who are individuals at increased risk for infection due to contact with one of these cases.

Per www.coronavirus.ohio.gov, 0 cases have been reported in Union County congregate settings including long-term care and correctional facilities.

Restaurants, Bars & Personal Services to Open: Governor DeWine announced today outdoor dining at restaurants and bars can open on May 15 and indoor dining can resume on May 21. Personal services like hair salons, barbershops, day spas, nail salons, and others can open on May 15. Requirements for the safe operation of these establishments will be coming soon.

Working with Businesses: The Union County Health Department is working closely with the Union County Chamber of Commerce and many local businesses to work through the implementation of Ohio’s requirements for businesses to protect employees and customers. UCHD will continue to build a partnership with businesses to quickly respond to cases of COVID-19 in workplaces. As UCHD has expanded our contact tracing capacity, we are committed to using these public health tools in coordination with businesses to reduce the spread of this virus within worksites to protect employees and customers.

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