MASKS ARE NOW MANDATORY WHILE IN PUBLIC IN SUMMIT COUNTY
ATTENTION: Summit County has moved up to a Level 3 in the State's Public Health Advisory System. This means that Summit County is experiencing very high exposure and spread of COVID-19. Residents are being encouraged to limit activities as much as possible. This means that under the Ohio Department of Health order currently in place, MASKS ARE NOW MANDATORY WHILE IN PUBLIC IN SUMMIT COUNTY. To read the full details of the order including exemptions please click here. Additionally, Akron City Council has passed an ordinance making facial coverings mandatory in the City of Akron even if Summit County drops down to a Level 2. You can read that ordinance in the press release here. Have questions about the City's mask ordinance? Check out our FAQ page at akronohio.gov/maskFAQ
The City of Akron, like every community across the world, is responding to an outbreak of respiratory disease caused by a novel (new) coronavirus that was first detected in China and which has now been detected in more than 100 locations internationally, including in the United States. The disease has been named “coronavirus disease 2019” (abbreviated “COVID-19”). On March 11, 2020 the World Health Organization publicly characterized COVID-19 as a pandemic. For the most up to date information on COVID-19 nationally, please visit the CDC's site at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html. For the state of Ohio's response please visit Coronavirus.Ohio.gov.