Just like many of the precautions that were put in place during the COVID-19 crisis begin to disappear, so has the interactive map showing pandemic alert levels in Ohio’s 88 counties.

Ohio Department of Health Director Stephanie McCloud has announced the cancellation, effective immediately, of the Ohio Public Health Advisory System.

The statewide alert system launched in July 2020 to assess the degree of COVID-19 spread by county and provide data to help guide individuals, businesses, schools, communities, local governments, and others in their response and actions during the pandemic.

As cases decline and vaccinations increase, the data is no longer the best measure of Ohio’s current status, according to health officials.

The Ohio Department of Health will continue to share COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, deaths, current trends, key metrics, and vaccination data daily at coronavirus.ohio.gov.

The last county map, published on May 20, 2021, showed Mahoning and Trumbull counties with “red” alerts.  Columbiana County was orange.