As per Ohio Department of Health guidance, confirmed cases include probable cases. Definitions are as follows:

- Confirmed: A confirmed case is a person with laboratory confirmation of 2019-nCoV infection.
- Probable: A probable case is a PUI (person under investigation) with absent or inconclusive laboratory results for 2019-nCoV infection who is a close contact of a laboratory-confirmed 2019-nCoV case.

Close contact is defined as:

a. being within approximately 6 feet (2 meters) of a 2019-nCoV case for a prolonged period of time while not wearing recommended personal protective equipment or PPE (e.g., gowns, gloves, NIOSH-certified disposable N95 respirator, eye protection); close contact can occur while caring for, living with, visiting, or sharing a health care waiting area or room with a 2019-nCoV case – or –
b. having direct contact with infectious secretions of a 2019-nCoV case (e.g., being coughed on) while not wearing recommended personal protective equipment.

The Logan County Health District is accepting donations of homemade masks! Masks will be distributed to citizens at high risk and citizens with minimal resources as well as small businesses and restaurants in Logan County. Donations may be dropped off between 8:30-4 Monday-Friday at the LCHD Office – 310 S. Main Street, Bellefontaine.

To help the Medical Community of Logan County any Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) that you are willing to donate may be dropped off at the main entrance of Mary Rutan Hospital’s Logan View (110 Dowell Avenue in Bellefontaine) The hours of drop off are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. We ask that items are bagged or boxed for easy drop-off. We ask that items are bagged or boxed for easy drop-off.

The following new/unused supplies are needed:

· Gloves
· Masks
· Digital thermometers
· Goggles
· Face shields
· N95 Mask
· Gowns (all types)
· Hand sanitizer

All Items gathered by donation will be shared throughout Logan County to all prioritized groups. Thank you for helping in this effort.