June 8 - 14 Updates

June 12 - Worthington Confirmed COVID-19 Cases

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As of June 12, 2020, the City of Worthington has 99 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and, sadly, 17 deaths reported of Worthington residents. 15 of the people who died are Worthington residents living in long term care facilities. Our sympathies continue to be with the loved ones of these Worthington residents. 

The majority of the 99 confirmed cases are also people living in long term care facilities, where they continue to increase testing capacity.

Worthington cases are included in the Columbus Public Health (CPH) statistics because they are our contracted public health provider. As of June 12, 2020, there are 5,415 confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in the CPH jurisdiction. There have been a total of 258 deaths in the CPH jurisdiction.  

As we continue to reopen and people venture out, it’s important to remember that COVID-19 is still in our community and the risk remains high. To help protect yourself and reduce the spread of COVID-19 when going out, everyone should socially distance and wear a face covering as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We all can take steps to reduce the risk and protect ourselves, our loved ones and the entire community during the ongoing pandemic.

Columbus Public Health has updated its website with information about open, free COVID-19 testing opportunities, as well as daily and weekly report summaries. See details here

June 11 - Worthington Confirmed COVID-19 Cases

As of June 11, 2020, the City of Worthington has 98 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and, sadly, 17 deaths reported of Worthington residents. 15 of those were Worthington residents living in long term care facilities. Our sympathies continue to be with the loved ones of these Worthington residents who have died as a result of COVID-19. 

Worthington cases are included in the Columbus Public Health (CPH) statistics because they are our contracted public health provider. As of June 11, 2020, there are 5,367 confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in the CPH jurisdiction. There have been a total of 255 deaths in the CPH jurisdiction. 

reopening graphic3June 10 - More Parks & Recreation Dates Announced

Worthington Parks Playgrounds opened today, June 10. Park restrooms and ball fields are expected to open Monday, June 15. The ball field openings are being coordinated with our local sports organizations. The basketball courts and soccer fields remain closed under the advisement of the health department, as those sports are considered "contact sports." No protocols and reopening guidelines for contact sports have been announced yet by the State. See information from Parks & Recreation here

June 10 - Worthington Farmers Market Expands in-person shopping in New Location this Saturday.

There is a new temporary location and layout for the Worthington Farmers Market starting this Saturday, June 13. The Market is moving to the Officescape parking lot on West Wilson Bridge Road. Pre-orders are still accepted and encouraged. See what you need to know before you go. 

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June 10 - Details on Free COVID-19 Testing

Worthington’s health agency, Columbus Public Health, is now offering free, drive-thru COVID-19 testing in partnership with Mount Carmel, OhioHealth and The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. Anyone in the community with symptoms can now get a free test, Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Columbus Public Health (240 Parsons Ave.). 

CPH testing swab banner Opens in new windowTesting is critical to preventing the spread of COVID-19 and helps saves lives. If you’re sick, it’s important to get a test as soon as possible to protect yourself, your loved ones and the community. Here’s what you need to know about COVID-19 testing at Columbus Public Health:

  • You don’t need health insurance to get a free test. You can find out more about enrolling in health coverage through Medicaid or the Marketplace here.
  • You don’t need a doctor’s referral, but registration and appointments are recommended. Community members can call Columbus Public Health at 614-645-1519 to register or for any questions.
  • If you test positive for COVID-19, a public health employee will call you and ask questions about where you have been and who you have been in close contact with. This is called contact tracing, and the information gathered is only used to contact potential cases so they can be quarantined to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

In addition to Columbus Public Health, nine other community sites throughout Columbus are also offering free COVID-19 testing. You can find a list of test sites by visiting www.columbus.gov/coronavirus

June 10 - Worthington Confirmed COVID-19 Cases

As of June 10, 2020, the City of Worthington has 93 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and, sadly, 17 deaths reported of Worthington residents. 15 of those were Worthington residents living in long term care facilities. Our sympathies continue to be with the loved ones of these Worthington residents who have died as a result of COVID-19. 

Worthington cases are included in the Columbus Public Health (CPH) statistics because they are our contracted public health provider. As of June 10, 2020, there are 5,283 confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in the CPH jurisdiction. There have been a total of 250 deaths in the CPH jurisdiction. 

June 9 - Worthington Confirmed COVID-19 Cases

As of June 9, 2020, the City of Worthington remains at 89 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and, sadly, 17 deaths reported of Worthington residents. 15 of those were Worthington residents living in long term care facilities. Our sympathies continue to be with the loved ones of these Worthington residents who have died as a result of COVID-19. 

Worthington cases are included in the Columbus Public Health (CPH) statistics because they are our contracted public health provider. As of June 9, 2020, there are 5,227 confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in the CPH jurisdiction. There have been a total of 241 deaths in the CPH jurisdiction. 

CPH testing swabCOVID-19 Testing at CPH

COVID-19 testing is now available at Columbus Public Health and other locations around central Ohio. Testing will take place Monday-Friday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Anyone with symptoms can get a test by calling 614-645-1519. Although you do not need a doctor’s referral, pre-registration is required. For more information, please visit www.columbus.gov/coronavirus. To see other testing locations, see map of other locations here. 

More information from Columbus Public Health

June 8 - Worthington ReBOOT

We're OpenCity partners are launching a new initiative to help Worthington businesses reopen safely and successfully. To support this effort, the City of Worthington, the Worthington Partnership, and many other local business experts have collaborated to form the Worthington Responsible Business Opening & Operations Team, aka the ’Worthington ReBOOT’.

Worthington ReBOOT was created to engage and assess the needs of our business community during this challenging time.

Find more ways you can get involved and help support local businesses here

"We’re Open" Campaign

We’re excited to share that many of our businesses have reopened! Look for the "We’re Open" sign in the window of your favorite Worthington store or a feather flag out front! 

You can also find a curated list of local Worthington businesses and their current hours and offerings at http://experienceworthington.com/small-business-support

June 8 - Worthington Parks Prepares Playgrounds for June 10 Reopening

Worthington Parks and Recreation staff is inspecting, cleaning and preparing all Worthington City playgrounds for reopening on June 10. Parents and children will expect to see this sign posted at all playground locations. Here’s a video with some reminders from the playgrounds’ biggest fans...

See all Parks & Recreation facility updates here

June 8 - Worthington Confirmed COVID-19 Cases

As of June 8, 2020, the City of Worthington remains at 89 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and, sadly, 17 deaths reported of Worthington residents. 15 of those were Worthington residents living in long term care facilities. Our sympathies continue to be with the loved ones of these Worthington residents who have died as a result of COVID-19. 

Worthington cases are included in the Columbus Public Health (CPH) statistics because they are our contracted public health provider. As of June 8, 2020, there are 5,160 confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in the CPH jurisdiction. There have been a total of 237 deaths in the CPH jurisdiction. 

COVID-19 Testing at CPH

COVID-19 testing will begin at Columbus Public Health this week. Testing will take place Monday-Friday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Anyone with symptoms can get a test by calling 614-645-1519. For more information, please visit www.columbus.gov/coronavirus. To see other testing locations, see map of other locations here. 

More information from Columbus Public Health