Updated Friday, March 27, 2020 at 2:30PM
As the fight to contain the spread of COVID-19 continues in Ohio, Laurel Lake has announced that it is closing its campus to visitors. The closure goes into effect Monday morning, March 30 at 5:00 AM, but friends and family are already being advised to stay away. Laurel Lake residents will only be permitted to leave campus for essential medical appointments. For full details, read the "Community Update" posted below. These protocols will remain in effect until April 6, 2020, at which time they will be re-evaluated.
On March 22, the State of Ohio issued a Stay at Home Order for all Ohioans. The order will be in effect until April 6 at 11:59 PM. Click here to read the full order. Click here to view a very helpful list of FAQs about Ohio's Stay at Home Order.
As a human services provider, Laurel Lake is designated as an essential business and will remain in operation. We are maintaining strict health and safety protocols, and will continue to assess and revise our protective measures as the situation unfolds. We are extremely grateful to our residents, family members, employees, vendors and community partners for their understanding and cooperation during this time as we all work together for the health of our campus, community, state and nation.
The health and wellbeing of our residents and staff is Laurel Lake’s top priority. Please watch for regular updates on our community's response to COVID-19 here.
Our Laurel Lake Leadership Team has been monitoring the situation and is taking proactive measures to protect the health and safety of our residents and staff.
As of this writing, there are no known or suspected cases of COVID-19 at Laurel Lake. However, we are implementing precautions as recommended by the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to help our community prepare for this regional health threat.
As health concerns regarding the possible spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) continue to grow worldwide, Laurel Lake has taken precautionary measures campus-wide for the wellbeing and safety of its residents and staff members.