MANSFIELD -- The City of Mansfield has issued a mask mandate or proof of vaccination to enter the municipal building starting on Monday, Sept. 13.
The city issued a press release on Friday afternoon that stated the following:
"Due to an increase in COVID-19 cases and concerns from Mansfield Municipal Courts to ensure the protection of visitors and employees, and minimize potential risk in the City Building, this change in policy will remain in effective until further notice.
Effective Monday, Sept. 13, 2021, visitors will be required to provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccination to security personnel at that entrance in order to gain access to the City Building. If vaccination proof is not provided, facial masks are required."
Richland Public Health provided the following COVID-19 update on Friday afternoon.
Since the first case on March 19, 2020, Richland County has 11,298 confirmed positive pandemic cases with 3,613 probable cases for a total of 14,911 cumulative cases (1,864 new cases in the past two weeks).
There have been 747 hospitalizations with 50 COVID positive patients currently hospitalized (of those 15 are currently ventilated). There have been 240 confirmed pandemic deaths.* 12,451 people on the cumulative list have recovered. *Death data within 120 days may be preliminary and subject to increase due to CDC verification.
Richland County has not had this many active cases (2,220) since early December of 2020.
Ohio has 1,061,855 confirmed positive pandemic cases with 223,902 probable cases for 1,285,757 total cases (87,883 cases in the last two weeks). Ohio has 21,147 pandemic deaths (up 424 in the last two weeks). There are or have been 67,955 individuals hospitalized in Ohio (up 2,920 in the last two weeks) with 9,038 ICU admissions (up 287 in the last two weeks). Ohio’s presumed-recovered count is 1,159,265.
The U.S. has 40,659,952 cumulative pandemic cases. U.S. cumulative deaths: 655,512. In the Last 28 days: 4,294,964 cases and 35,283 deaths.
Global cumulative pandemic cases: 223,497,702 cases with 4,610,788 pandemic deaths. In the Last 28 Days: 17,768,161 cases and 271,018 deaths. Total global COVID-19 vaccine doses administered: 5,620,443,369.