North Central Ohio is no different than the rest of the world — we’re going through large quantities of face masks and other PPEs as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. We thought this an intriguing question that might have some local relevance — what to do with mountains of used facial coverings.
This story, by Joseph Winters of Grist, is posted here with permission. The original article can be found here.
Ever since the COVID-19 pandemic began, medical first responders and health care workers have relied on plastic-based, single-use personal protective equipment (PPE) like masks and gowns to shield themselves from the coronavirus. The result has been a quickly growing mountain of plastic waste. More…
Several national retailers have announced facial covering requirements for customers in the last several days.
Of course, with its current Level 3 status under Ohio’s Public Health Advisory System, everyone in Richland County is required to wear a facial covering while in these stores. Nevertheless, once that level is reduced, these requirements may well continue for the foreseeable future.
Here is a list of several of those retailers with operations in Richland County. Please note that this is undoubtedly an incomplete list.
The following news release was shared by the Mansfield Division of Police late on Friday afternoon concerning Richland County’s move to Level 3::
The Mansfield Division of Police wants to remind the community that effective at 6:00 PM this evening, masks or facial coverings are required for everyone when they are out in public. We want to encourage the community to be mindful of the mandate and wear a mask or face covering. While the Mansfield Division of Police can enforce the mandate, it is our hope that the community will voluntarily comply with the public health order as enforcement is the last option. More…
During the Governor of Ohio’s briefing on Thursday, difficult news was shared about Richland County and its experience with COVID-19.
Along with 18 other counties, Richland County is now under a Level 3 under the Public Health Advisory System.
And, as a result, county residents are now under an order to wear face coverings as of 6 PM on Friday, July 17 when in the following environments: