April 27 - May 3 Updates

May 2 - Worthington Libraries Update

Worthington Libraries remains closed until further notice. Learn more about how they are working to assure their materials are safe and their patrons stay healthy for a future reopening. 5/2/2020 Worthington Libraries Update

May 1 - State Issues New "Stay Safe Ohio" Orders

Governor Mike DeWine released a new "Stay Safe Ohio" Order on Friday, May 1st, with the former "Stay at Home" Order expiring today. The new Stay Safe Ohio Order, signed by State Health Director Dr. Amy Acton, outlines specific business reopening guidelines, exemptions, continued restrictions, and other stay healthy requirements for Ohio citizens. Although people are still ordered to stay home, there are broadened exemptions to visit businesses outlined in the Order. If people do go out, they are reminded to practice safe social distancing by staying at least six feet away from other people, wear a face covering over their nose and mouth, and follow good sanitary measures such as hand washing for 20 seconds, not touching your face, and covering your cough with your elbow. The new Order is in effect until May 29th, although Governor DeWine stressed that there will be continued adjustments and revisions during the month of May and beyond. See the Stay Safe Ohio Order here  

City Drafting Reopening Plans

The City of Worthington is working on plans to reopen limited City offices in the coming weeks. City leaders are working through a phased plan to assure the health and safety of City employees and the visiting public. We remind Worthington residents that although our buildings remain closed at this time, we are open for business and can assist you with your City service questions and needs. Even as locations begin to reopen, we still encourage you to reach out by calling, emailing, or conducting City business online. See this page for detailed City services information and department contacts. Information will be updated here when it is available. 

Worthington Schools Superintendent Trent Bowers shares preliminary administrative office reopening information with the Worthington community in his blog. 

Weekly Columbus/Worthington-Franklin County Report Published

CPH-FCPH report graphic Opens in new windowAs of May 1, 2020, there are currently 39 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and six deaths reported in Worthington. Worthington cases are included in the Columbus Public Health (CPH) statistics because they are our contracted public health provider. As of May 1, 2020, there are currently 2,033 confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in the CPH jurisdiction. There have been 53 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 5/1/2020 Report

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April 30 - Worthington Confirmed COVID-19 Cases

As of April 30, 2020, there are 37 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and six deaths 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 30, 2020, there are 1,893 confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in the CPH jurisdiction. There have been a total of 50 deaths in the CPH jurisdiction. 

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April 29 - Worthington Concerts on the Green Cancelled through June

Concerts graphicThe City of Worthington regrets to share that, due to the continuation of social distancing requirements to combat the spread of COVID-19, the popular summer tradition of Sunday Concerts on the Green is cancelled for May and June 2020.  The concert schedule for July and August is tentative. The City will continue to monitor the situation in consultation with public health experts and will follow their guidance in determining the feasibility of events later this summer. While these decisions are difficult, the health and safety of our community is our highest priority. All musical performers originally scheduled for May and June have a spot reserved on the schedule for 2021. We are grateful to FC Bank for its continued sponsorship and support, as well as its commitment to carrying over the sponsorship of the Concerts on the Green to 2021. 

Look for updates to be posted here, on social media, or on our Concert information page.

April 29 - Worthington Confirmed COVID-19 Cases

Worthington has now lost six citizens to the coronavirus pandemic as of today, April 29, 2020. Each of these people will be terribly missed by their loved ones and our community. We share our sympathies with their family, friends, and Worthington neighbors. 

There are currently 37 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and six deaths 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 29, 2020, there are currently 1,710 confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in the CPH jurisdiction. There have been a total of 51 deaths in the CPH jurisdiction. 

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April 28 - State of Ohio Revises Requirements for Face Coverings

After listening to feedback on yesterday’s announcement requiring face coverings for all employees and clients/customers to Ohio businesses, Governor Mike DeWine has revised his protocols for getting Ohio back to work to say that face coverings are recommended and strongly advised for customers/clients, but no longer required. The Governor later clarified that face coverings are still required for employees. See details in Ohio’s Responsible Restart Ohio plan here. 

Revised protocols as of 4/29/2020 to include clarification that face coverings are required for employees and recommended for clients/customers at all times. 

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April 28 - Worthington Confirmed COVID-19 Cases

As of April 28, 2020, there are 35 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and four deaths 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 28, 2020, there are 1,609 confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in the CPH jurisdiction. There have been a total of 43 deaths in the CPH jurisdiction. 

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First Responders Share Appreciation for Donations

The Worthington Divisions of Police and Fire & EMS continue to receive generous donations of supplies and food for first responders. 

See more about Worthington’s Heroes here

April 27 - Worthington Confirmed COVID-19 Cases

Sadly, Worthington has lost four of its citizens due to the coronavirus pandemic as of today, April 27, 2020. Each of these people will be terribly missed by their loved ones and our community. Our thoughts are with their family and friends. 

There are currently 32 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and four deaths 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 27, 2020, there are currently 1,529 confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in the CPH jurisdiction. There have been a total of 41 deaths in the CPH jurisdiction. 

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