The Ohio Department of Health (OHD) has partnered with FEMA to create “sheltering facilities” for people suspected to exposed to coronavirus who are unable to quarantine at home.

A director’s order published on the official OHD website outlines how the State of Ohio and FEMA, under “emergency protective measures,” will set up “non-congregate sheltering for those who are unable to safely self-quarantine in their place of residence and to isolate those diagnosed with or showing signs of COVID-19.”

The facilities are designed to hold people who have been “exposed” to coronavirus but don’t need hospitalization and those deemed “asymptomatic high-risk individuals needing social distancing as a precautionary measure.”



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