April 20 - April 26 Updates

April 24 - More City Boards and Commissions schedule Virtual Meetings 

Many City of Worthington Boards and Commissions are moving forward with scheduled meetings. Members will meet virtually and the public can connect online to observe the meetings, and submit comments or questions. Here is more information about upcoming virtual meetings into the first week of May and how you can observe and connect. 

Weekly Columbus/Worthington-Franklin County Report Published

CPH-FCPH report graphic Opens in new windowAs of April 24, 2020, there are currently 30 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and one death 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 24, 2020, there are currently 1,333 confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in the CPH jurisdiction. There have been 30 deaths in the CPH jurisdiction. See an informative summary combining Columbus and Franklin County numbers, including data on age, race, gender, hospitalizations and zip codes. 

View the 4/24/2020 Report

April 23 - Salute to Volunteers

April 19 - 25, 2020 is National Volunteer Week, a week when we shine the spotlight on the dedicated people in our community who selflessly work to better the lives of others. While we strive to recognize these individuals not only this week, but all year long, the role volunteers are playing in our community now during this crisis is vital to the health and stability of our community. Volunteers are lifting spirits, running errands to deliver vital food and supplies to neighbors and others in need, supporting local businesses, and are the foundation of a strong, caring community. 

Today we take a moment to recognize volunteers who are vital to our Parks & Recreation team and our Division of Police. We celebrate and thank you for your commitment and dedication to our community.


April 23 - Worthington Confirmed COVID-19 Cases

As of April 23, 2020, there are currently 21 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and one death 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 23, 2020, there are currently 1,251 confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in the CPH jurisdiction. There have been a total of 26 deaths in the CPH jurisdiction. See more information from Columbus Public Health

April 22 - City of Worthington Proclamation of a State of Civil Emergency Extended

The Worthington Proclamation of a State of Civil Emergency has been extended through May 20. City Manager Matt Greeson previously issued the original State of Civil Emergency Proclamation on March 23, 2020, which was in effect for 30 days. The proclamation follows a public health emergency declaration by Worthington’s health agency, Columbus Public Health, as well as a State of Emergency in the State of Ohio as declared by the Governor, and a National Emergency declared by the President of the United States. The City Proclamation expresses support for local, state and national orders in effect to protect ourselves, our families, neighbors and our entire community by stopping the spread of COVID-19.

Worthington’s codified ordinances provide that the City Manager can proclaim a civil emergency in order to protect the life and property of the citizens of Worthington. The proclamation authorizes City department and division directors to modify staffing assignments and duties as becomes necessary and authorizes emergency purchases essential to the continuation of services to all Worthington citizens and businesses. The proclamation further directs all citizens to comply with emergency orders and directs City employees to exercise due diligence in their duties during the emergency. The extended proclamation remains in effect for one month, unless it is extended, modified, or earlier terminated by the City Manager or a majority vote of City Council.

April 22 - Worthington Confirmed COVID-19 Cases

As of April 22, 2020, there are currently 20 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and one death 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 22, 2020, there are currently 1,187 confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in the CPH jurisdiction. There have been a total of 24 deaths in the CPH jurisdiction. See more information from Columbus Public Health

April 21 - Worthington Confirmed COVID-19 Cases

As of April 21, 2020, there are currently 18 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and one death 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 21, 2020, there are currently 1,155 confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in the CPH jurisdiction. There have been a total of 17 deaths in the CPH jurisdiction. See more information from Columbus Public Health

4-20-2020 city council screen capView 4/20/2020 Worthington City Council COVID-19 Briefing

In case you missed it, you can watch the video from Monday’s City Council Meeting (4/20/2020) with a full COVID-19 situation update from City staff in the Incident Command System. The briefing begins just after the 50-minute mark in the video.

View the April 20, 2020 City Council meeting

April 20 - Memorial Day Parade Cancelled

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the May 25th Memorial Day Parade and ceremony at Walnut Grove Cemetery have been cancelled. Community organizers with the Worthington American Legion Leasure-Blackston Post 239 hope to reschedule the parade for a future date when it is safe and feasible to do so. The community still plans to recognize and honor our veterans who have made the ultimate sacrifice this Memorial Day. More information will be shared when it is available. 

Worthington Confirmed COVID-19 Cases and Death

As of April 20, 2020, there are currently 16 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and one death 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 20, 2020, there are currently 1,119 confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in the CPH jurisdiction. There have been a total of 16 deaths in the CPH jurisdiction. See more information from Columbus Public Health

Schools will remain closed through the rest of the academic year

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine updated his stay-at-home order so that all K-12 schools in the state will continue with remote learning through the end of the 2019-2020 school year. Worthington School Buildings will remain closed and all athletic and extracurricular activities, including practices, are canceled. All Worthington Schools playgrounds, turf, and tracks are closed. Get answers to frequently asked questions from the Worthington Schools 

4/20/2020 City Council Meeting includes COVID-19 situation update

Due to Stay at Home Orders and the cancellation of public gatherings, Worthington City Council meetings will be held virtually until further notice. City Council members and City staff will connect through the Microsoft Teams application and the entire meeting will be streamed online at Worthington.org/live. The agenda includes a COVID-19 situation and response update from City Staff.

The public has two options for providing comments:

  1. Email council@worthington.org. Comments will be read by the Clerk of Council during the meeting.
  2. Call 567-249-0063 and enter conference ID 894-456-406. 

Telephone comments will be taken in the order in which they are received. There is a 25-second delay in the live stream online so callers should turn their computer audio down when it is their turn to speak.

See the 4/20/2020 agenda here

Stream the meeting live online or on-demand