PHDMC updates vehicle parade guidelines during ‘stay at home’ order, Greene County follows suit

Public Health says neighborhood parades not allowed under state orders

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – Montgomery and Green County Public Health Departments updated their vehicle parade guidelines in Montgomery County before Easter Sunday, April 12.

If people choose to participate in a vehicle parade the following rules must be followed at all times to protect participants and other members of the public:

  • No one who is sick should participate in a vehicle parade. 
  • Temperatures of all parade participants should be taken before they leave their homes.
  • You may have COVID-19 and not feel sick or show any symptoms, but still are able to spread the disease to others.
  • One person per vehicle unless they are members of the same household who live together.
  • If vehicles meet before the parade, cars and people must remain 6’ apart. 
  • Passengers must remain in their vehicle at all times.
  • No objects may be passed between vehicles and parade viewers. 
  • All traffic laws should be obeyed. 
  • If in a residential area, be mindful that there may be people trying to recover from COVID-19 and disturbances should be kept to a minimum.
  • A reminder that shouting at someone increases the chances of spreading COVID -19.
  • Masks should be worn by participants and viewers. 
  • Viewers may not enter the street and must remain at least 6’ apart at all times. 
  • People should not physically visit other’s homes to view the parade, unless they are there to provide help as outlined in the stay at home order.
  • No parades at senior living centers, nursing homes or hospices. 
  • This guidance may be reviewed or modified at any time based upon updated conditions surrounding the spread of the disease.

Updated after Greene County Public Health sent a press release adopting PHDMCs car parade rules on April 14.

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