Mandatory Mask Protocol

Posted on: July 8, 2020

On July 7, 2020, Governor Mike DeWine issued a mandate for anyone in Hamilton County to wear a mask or face covering while Hamilton County remains in a Level 3 (Red) status.  The mandate will take effect on July 8, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. and will be reevaluated weekly.  Governor DeWine further indicated this mandate will be enforced by state and local officials.  

The Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office supports the initiative to wear a mask or face covering to help prevent the further spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).  Because it is a health related order, the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office will not enforce this mandate.  Citizens should not call the Sheriff’s District, Communications Center (513-825-2280) or (9-1-1)  for potential violations of this health related mandate.  Instead, citizens may file complaints with the Hamilton County Public Health on their website at