Health district issues stay-at-home advisory for Clark County

Health district issues stay-at-home advisory for Clark County
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SPRINGFIELD — The Clark County Combined Health District became the latest local health department to issue a stay-at-home health advisory that goes into effect Sunday.

Similar to the advisory issued in Montgomery County, health officials advise residents in Clark County to stay at home as much as possible and only leave to go to work, school, or for essential needs such as medical care or traveling for groceries or to a pharmacy.

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The advisory is in effect until at least Dec. 20, or until the health board determines a change in guidance is needed, according to the advisory sent by CCCHD.

Echoing other health experts, the CCCHD also advises against people attending social gatherings, including holiday celebrations involving others outside of an immediate household, and traveling out of state.

“Residents of Clark County are advised to limit holiday celebrations this year to people in your immediate household and not risk gathering with others. Traditional private gatherings with family and friends can increase the chances of getting or spreading COVID-19,” health officials said in the advisory.

Businesses are also encouraged in the advisory to attempt to accommodate as many employees as possible to work from home during this COVID-19 spike. Universities and schools in the county are asked to consult with the CCCHD commissioner about plans for teaching and learning, the advisory states.