April 13 - April 19 Updates

April 17 - Weekly Columbus/Worthington-Franklin County Report Published

CPH-FCPH report graphic Opens in new windowAs of April 17, 2020, there are currently 13 confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in Worthington. Worthington cases are included in the Columbus Public Health (CPH) statistics because they are our contracted public health provider. As of April 17, 2020, there are currently 960 confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in the CPH jurisdiction. There have been nine deaths in the CPH jurisdiction, none in Worthington. See an informative summary combining Columbus and Franklin County numbers, including data on age, race, gender, hospitalizations and zip codes. 

View the 4/17/2020 Report

A Message from the Worthington Division of Fire & EMS

Hear from your Worthington first responders as they share what they are doing to stay healthy and safe during this emergency and encouraging messages about how you can do the same. 

April 16 - Worthington COVID-19 Cases

As of April 16, 2020, there are currently 10 confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in Worthington. Worthington cases are included in the Columbus Public Health (CPH) statistics because they are our contracted public health provider. As of April 16, 2020, there are currently 820 confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in the CPH jurisdiction. There have been nine deaths in the CPH jurisdiction, none in Worthington. 

Planning & Building is here to help

Our City buildings may be closed but we are open for business, answering your calls and questions, fulfilling requests and making sure essential services are up and running. Learn more about how our Planning and Building team is here for you. 

State and National Mask Guidelines

Ohioans are being asked to wear cloth masks while in public, as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Wearing a mask will not prevent someone from contracting COVID-19, but it can help prevent them from spreading it to others -- especially if they have it, but are not yet showing symptoms. Wearing a cloth mask in public is not mandatory, but it is strongly recommended. Cloth masks are not a substitute for social distancing, but rather, it is a complement to social distancing.

View helpful DIY tips to make your own mask

April 15 - Messages of Thanks and Hope

From City Manager Matt Greeson

"I am extremely proud of our residents for remaining positive and supporting each other during this health emergency. Though these are uncertain times, our community is standing strong, thanks to the support and caring residents are showing for one another."
Read Matt’s message in This Week News

Recognizing our Communications Technicians   dispatcher3

This week marks National Public Safety Telecommunications Week, a time to recognize and honor our communications technicians who are working hard to answer the call during this COVID-19 emergency pandemic. These dedicated professionals are on the front line answering your emergency calls to 9-1-1, as well as calls to Worthington’s non-emergency line. They are the voice behind the phone and radio letting you know you’re not alone and that help is on the way. These men and women work odd shifts and long hours to help keep us safe. We share our thanks to our Worthington communication technicians for their dedication and service to our community.

Uplifting Community

While families and individuals are feeling shut-in at home, many neighbors have stepped up to lift spirits of others, whether it’s through inspiring messages drawn in chalk, by delivering meals and needed supplies, or through music. Worthington Police Sergeant Shawn Dysert has provided musical comfort to his neighbors by playing his bagpipe outdoors each evening.  On-duty Worthington Fire crews were also serenaded recently. Thanks to Sgt. Dysert and all neighbors who are helping provide comfort to others during this time of crisis.

Ohio’s Strive for Five Challenge

The challenge is simple: find five people in your life and check-in with them every day for the next 30-days. Ohio’s Strive for Five Challenge is a new, statewide awareness campaign to help individuals and families cope with feelings of stress, anxiety, and isolation by connecting with others. Learn more and find other mental health resources here

More ways you can help others in need

Greetings from the Griswold

4-14-2020 Griswold Greeting

April 14 - Worthington COVID-19 Cases

As of April 14, 2020, there are currently seven confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in Worthington. This is the first increase in over two weeks, when the number of Worthington cases was reported at six on March 30th. Worthington cases are included in the Columbus Public Health (CPH) statistics because they are our contracted public health provider. As of April 14, 2020, there are currently 741 confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in the CPH jurisdiction. There have been nine deaths in the CPH jurisdiction, none in Worthington. 

April 13 Updates

Worthington City Council Meeting streaming online tonight at 7:30pm

Columbus Public Health Extends Emergency Declaration

Worthington Arts Festival Cancelled for 2020