UPDATE: As of July 30, 2020 the county was downgraded to Level 2.
Delaware County was upgraded Thursday, July 16, 2020 to Level 3 on the Ohio Public Health Advisory System.
Face coverings in public are mandated by Ohio Department of Health in all counties that are designated as a Red Alert Level 3 Public Health Emergency or a Purple Alert Level 4 Public Health Emergency.
Delaware County was upgraded as a result of having met four of seven indicators. Indicators which have triggered the Level 3 status specific to Delaware County include Indicator 1 - new cases per capita, Indicator 2 - sustained increase in new cases, Indicator 3 - proportion of new cases in non-congregate settings, and Indicator 5 - sustained increase in outpatient visits (with COVID-like symptoms).