Franklin County Drops to "Orange" on CDC COVID-19 Transmission Map

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WTVN)--The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has moved Franklin County from "red" to "orange" on its COVID-19 transmission heat map.

The county had been on the agency's highest indicator since August 2021. Orange still indicates there is substantial spread of COVID-19.

While many local municipalities and school district are moving to drop their mask mandates, Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther still indicates it will be weeks before the city drops it's mask mandate.

Most of the state of Ohio remains either "red" or "orange" on the map, with only eight Ohio counties at "yellow" which indicates a "moderate" spread of COVID-19.

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