Mandatory Mask/Face Covering MandateGovernor Mike DeWine announced that masks/face coverings will be mandated in all Counties ranked at Level 3/Red in the Ohio Public Health Advisory Alerting System, effective 6pm on July 8th, 2020.
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Click here for a list of locations where Butler County residents can get free masks
Press Release on the Level 3/Red Status, 7.13.20
Press Release on the new mandate/Health Order, 7.7.2020
Public Health Advisory System for COVID-19
Butler County Level: RED/Level 3 on Watch for Level 4/Purple
YELLOW: Active exposure and spread.
ORANGE: Increased exposure and spread. Exercise high degree of caution.
RED: Very high exposure and spread. Limit activities as much as possible.
PURPLE: Severe exposure and spread. Only leave home for supplies and services.
Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)Butler County COVID-19 Cases
Confirmed Cases Probable Cases Total Cases 1882 34 1916
*Cases as of 7/13/20
**Case numbers may not be the same as the Ohio Department of Health COVID-19 Dashboard due to delays in reporting.
Butler County at Level 3/Red According to Public Health Adivsory Alerting System for COVID-19. 7.13.20
Epidemiology Report, issued 7.7.20
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See the COVID-19 Ohio Testing Map for information regarding various testing options in Butler County and the surrounding area:
Statement on Racism as a Public Health Crisis
Butler County General Health District acknowledges racism as a public health crisis.
We have been and continue to be dedicated to alleviating racism and the resulting health inequities and disparities experienced by persons of color across our county, state, and nation. While we have come a long way in addressing the history of racism in our country, there is much work yet to be done.
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Serious Adverse Health Events Associated with Methanol-based Hand Sanitizers
On June 19, 2020, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advised consumers not to use any hand sanitizer manufactured by “Eskbiochem SA de CV” in Mexico, due to the potential presence of methanol, a “toxic alcohol”, as an active ingredient, which can cause blindness and/or death when absorbed through the skin or when swallowed. Since then, FDA has identified additional ABHSR products that contain methanol and is working with manufacturers and distributors on a voluntary recall of these products. Click "Read More" for more information.
PUBLIC HEALTH ALERT: Increase in Suspected Drug Overdoses
Since May 1, there has been an increase in the number of patients presenting in emergency department visits at local hospitals. The number of suspected drug overdose emergency department visits within a 24-hour period has been higher than the predicted number based on historical data.
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Jul 02, 2020Ohio's new COVID-19 Public Health Advisory Alerting System ranks Butler County at a level 3
Jun 29, 2020Pop-up Testing in Greater Cincinnati Region
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