Case Count: As of 2pm on Oct. 01, 2020

442 cumulative cases of COVID-19 have been reported to the Union County Health Department. Since last Thursday’s update (Sept. 24), 33 new cases have been reported (by report date). 3 new COVID-19 hospitalizations have also been reported since last Thursday’s update. Two COVID-19 related deaths have been reported among Union County residents to date. Currently, 30 Union County residents are actively ill and in isolation. 410 individuals have been released from isolation and no longer considered infectious. These numbers exclude cases among persons incarcerated at the state prison in Marysville.

To date, the Ohio Department of Health continues to report three cumulative cases of COVID-19 among residents of Union County long-term care facilities. According to the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation & Correction, 18 cumulative cases of COVID-19 have been reported among staff at the Ohio Reformatory for Women. 30 inmates are currently positive for COVID-19 and in isolation. 83 current inmates have recovered from a COVID-19 infection.


Union County Remains at Level 2 Alert:
Union County remained at an “Orange” Level 2 alert on the Ohio Public Health Alert System. An orange alert indicates we have met 2-3 of the 7 warning indicators and are seeing some increased levels of disease activity. Currently, Union County is meeting:
Indicator 1: New cases per capita – Union County is at 72.9 new cases per capita over the previous 14 days. The trigger based upon CDC indicators for moderately high levels of activity is 50 new cases per capita.
Indicator 3: Cases in non-congregate settings – During two of the previous three weeks, more than 50% of new cases reported were within the community rather than a long-term care or prison.
You can view the weekly state profile for Union County at


Ohio Travel Advisory Map:

Ohio updated its domestic travel advisory alert map this week. The map indicates states with a recent COVID-19 positivity rate of 15% or greater. This week’s travel alert map includes seven states: Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Mississippi, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. The advisory map can be found at

Halloween Safety Guidance:
The Ohio Department of Health has issued guidance for families and businesses concerning Halloween and fall festivities. The guidance can be found at For businesses and venues providing fall activities like pumpkin patches, apple picking, etc. – the operator of the business or venue should incorporate safety protocols for retail and consumer establishments such as social distancing, mask wearing, regular cleaning and hand washing, and limiting congregating as much as possible.  As always, the decision to partake in trick

-or-treat or other fall festivities may be different for each family. Each family should weigh the risks that are acceptable to their family before participating in festivities.

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