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Richland County Residents Should Prepare for Mask Mandate

The incidence of positive COVID-19 tests is climbing

An increase in local positive COVID-19 tests and hospitalizations may lead to masks becoming mandatory in Richland County, Richland County Commissioner Marilyn John said Tuesday morning.

In the past week, John said, the county has recorded 52 additional COVID-19 positive tests and eight additional hospitalizations, based on numbers she received from Richland Public Health earlier Tuesday.

Gov. Mike DeWine announced on July 2 a four-tiered, color-coded Public Health Advisory System, designed to measure the spread of the coronavirus on a county-by-county basis.

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