MONTGOMERY COUNTY — Community members are trying to understand whether or not the vehicle parades they have participated in to share support and hope are violating the stay-at-home order implemented by Gov. DeWine.
Dayton & Montgomery County Public Health have worked to come out with a set of guidelines that must be followed if individuals do choose to participate in what they call a vehicle parade.
The guidelines include:
- No one who is sick should participate in a vehicle parade.
- Temperatures of all parade participants should be taken before they leave their homes. You may have COVID-19 and not feel sick or show any symptoms, but still are able to spread the disease to others.
- One person per vehicle unless they are members of the same household who live together.
- If vehicles meet before the parade, cars and people must remain 6’ apart.
- Passengers must remain in their vehicle at all times.
- No objects may be passed between vehicles and parade viewers.
- All traffic laws should be obeyed.
- If in a residential area, be mindful that there may be people trying to recover from COVID-19 and disturbances should be kept to a minimum.
- A reminder that shouting at someone increases the chances of spreading COVID -19.
- Masks should be worn by participants and viewers.
- Viewers may not enter the street and must remain at least 6’ apart at all times.
- People should not physically visit other’s homes to view the parade, unless they are there to provide help as outlined in the stay at home order.
- No parades at senior living centers, nursing homes or hospices.
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