Officials in Holmes County have formed a task force to try and combat the rising cases of COVID-19 in the county. Officials with the county, as well as members of the Sheriff’s Office, Pomerene Hospital, the Holmes Health District, and Emergency Management came together to come up with ideas on how to spread the word about protecting the public from the pandemic. Holmes County currently has the third highest spread rate in the state, and the idea of the defense team came from a meeting with Governor Mike DeWine. Some of the ideas included posting a billboard on State Route 39 to reach the highest volume of visitors.