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Montgomery County Issues Stay At Home Advisory

Montgomery County

Public Health - Dayton & Montgomery County has issued a stay at home advisory. The resolution was passed unanimously during a Zoom meeting Wednesday afternoon and is effective immediately.

Montgomery County Health Commissioner Jeff Cooper says that it is not a stay home order. But health officials hope people will obey the advisory to stem the rising tide of coronavirus cases.

“It is not something we intend to enforce. We are simply providing the best public health guidance to help further prevent the spread of this virus,” he said.

The Board of Health is asking residents to limit themselves to essential travel only. That means things like medical care, grocery or pharmacy shopping, or picking up food.

Commissioner Cooper says there has been an increase in infected individuals seeking medical care, and there have been multiple outbreaks across the county.

Businesses, long term living facilities, daycares, universities, and K-12 schools in Montgomery County have all seen a surge in COVID-19 cases.

The stay at home advisory will remain in effect until December 17, 2020.

You can link to the full resolution here.