Greene County declares a public health emergency in meeting with officials

UPDATE @ 3 p.m.:

Greene County Board of Health officials declared that Greene County is now in a state of public health emergency, according to Greene County Public Health Commissioner Melissa Howell.

During the meeting, officials discussed a provision made to the Ohio Revised code regarding the policies in place for isolation and quarantine measures that may need to go into effect if a case of the coronavirus is ever confirmed in the county.

A portion of the provision explains that quarantine guards may be hired if necessary to monitor the individuals who are in isolation or quarantine to slow the spread of the virus.


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Officials with the Greene County Board of Health have called an emergency meeting.

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They plan to discuss isolation and quarantine measures and policies, according to a release.

The meeting is scheduled to take place at 2 p.m. on Wilson Drive in Xenia.

News Center 7 will have a crew attending the meeting and will provide live updates with new information that may be disclosed.