Health Commissioner Explains Why Columbus Is Seen As Potential COVID-19 Hot Spot!

FEATURED PHOTO: COLUMBUS HEALTH COMMISSIONER MYSHEKA ROBERTS

MyFox28Columbus.com, By Adam Slinger, Posted May 18th 2020

As businesses reopen, Columbus and Franklin County are seen as a potential COVID-19 hot spot by the White House.

Local and state leaders said they’re watching for possible spikes in cases.

The Columbus Health Department said it is concerning that Columbus and Franklin County are listed as “places to watch,” but the city’s top doctor said there’s probably a reason they are on the list and it may not be obvious to most people. (WSYX/WTTE)

The Columbus Health Department said it is concerning that Columbus and Franklin County are listed as “places to watch,” but the city’s top doctor said there’s probably a reason they are on the list and it may not be obvious to most people.

Health Commissioner Dr. Mysheka Roberts said Central Ohio is on the list of places to watch because the state is testing so many prisoners and since the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction is located in Columbus, all of those positive tests are counted for Central Ohio and not necessarily the county where the prison is located.

Roberts also pointed out that even though the report of “places to watch” said Columbus, it did not just mean the city. It meant the entire surrounding area.

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