Greene County declares a public health emergency in meeting with officials

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Emergency meeting of the Greene Co. Board of Health to discuss isolation and quarantine measures

Credit: DaytonDailyNews

UPDATE @ 3 p.m.:

Greene County Board of Health officials declared that Greene County is now in a state of public health emergency, according to Greene County Public Health Commissioner Melissa Howell.

During the meeting, officials discussed a provision made to the Ohio Revised code regarding the policies in place for isolation and quarantine measures that may need to go into effect if a case of the coronavirus is ever confirmed in the county.

A portion of the provision explains that quarantine guards may be hired if necessary to monitor the individuals who are in isolation or quarantine to slow the spread of the virus.

INITIAL REPORT:

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Officials with the Greene County Board of Health have called an emergency meeting.

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They plan to discuss isolation and quarantine measures and policies, according to a release.

The meeting is scheduled to take place at 2 p.m. on Wilson Drive in Xenia.

News Center 7 will have a crew attending the meeting and will provide live updates with new information that may be disclosed.