Recovered COVID-19 patients exempt from executive order, Cranley says

Mayor John Cranley, city officials update Cincinnati's coronavirus response

CINCINNATI (FOX19) - Mayor John Cranley clarified Wednesday an executive order he issued last week making it illegal to lie about having COVID-19.

The executive order also requires COVID-19 patients to inform first-responders if they are infected.

Wednesday Cranley added an exemption for those who have recovered.

The exemption comes, according to the mayor, following feedback from hospitals and medical professionals in the city.

""Consistent with their requests, you no longer have to do this if cleared by a licensed doctor that you are no longer COVID-19 positive," Cranley said.

Also on Wednesday, City Health Commissioner Melba Moore reported 201 total confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Cincinnati, an increase of 37 from Monday’s reported figure.

Moore also reported two new deaths, bringing the city’s total to six.

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