On December 8 the Stark County COVID-19 Response Team issued talking points for the county's designation as Level four-Purple. The COVID-19 Response Team members include Alliance City Health Department, Aultman Health Foundation, City of Canton, Cathedral of Life
Church, City of Canal Fulton, Canton City Health Department, City of Louisville, City of North Canton, Emergency Management Agency, Educational
Service Center, Massillon City Health Department, Mercy Medical Center, Stark County Commissioners, Stark County Economic Development Board,
Stark County Health Department, Stark County Prosecutor, Stark County Sheriff's Office, and Stark County Township Association.