Ohio has updated its health orders to reflect the CDC’s new guidance that people who are fully vaccinated are no longer required to wear masks indoors or outdoors. People who are not fully vaccinated should continue to wear masks and maintain distance from others. A person is considered fully vaccinated two full weeks after receiving the one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine or two weeks after receiving the second-dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines. Ohio’s orders continue to require everyone to wear masks in a health-care setting, when they are traveling on public transportation including airplanes, and when they are in a business or employer that chooses to require masks.
Based on the above information the City of Northwood will no longer require face masks for those who are fully vaccinated. Please be respectful of personal space for all people. This is not a complete return to pre-pandemic life so it is asked that people keep their distance from others. We will continue to encourage social distancing in all meetings & manage the size of gatherings based on the size of the room. While we are not requiring face masks, people are welcome to continue wearing a mask if they would like to.