August 2020 Updates

August 27 - Franklin County Decreased to State Health Advisory Level 2 (Orange)

Governor DeWine announced on Thursday, August 27, that the COVID-19 situation in Franklin County has improved, decreasing the county from Level 3 (Red) to Level 2 (Orange) in the State's COVID-19 public health advisory system. Franklin County had been at a Level 3 (Red) since the system was announced in late July. The system includes four risk levels: yellow, orange, red and purple, which are based on seven factors: 

  • new cases per week
  • new cases over a rolling seven days
  • ER visits with COVID-19 symptoms
  • outpatient complaints with COVID-19 symptoms
  • percent of cases in non-congregate cases
  • new hospital admissions
  • ICU bed occupancy

Changes to the level status are updated every Thursday.

Health Advisory Factor Details

Advisory Level Guidelines

See the advisory system map and more risk indicator details here.

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August 27 - Worthington Confirmed COVID-19 Cases

As of August 27, 2020, the City of Worthington has 242 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and, sadly, 43 deaths reported of Worthington residents. 42 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 August 27, 2020, there are 16,325 confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in the CPH jurisdiction. There have been a total of 431 deaths in the CPH jurisdiction.

See more information on testing opportunities and the full data report from Columbus Public Health 

August 27 - Garage Sale Permits Now Available

Garage sale permit applications are being accepted once again for Worthington residents. Anyone wishing to hold a garage sale is required to follow these State of Ohio Health Protocols. Applications may be downloaded or picked up in person and submitted at the City Clerk's counter, which is open Monday through Friday from 8am to 5pm at the Worthington Municipal Building, 6550 N. High Steet. Please call 614-436-3100 for more information.

The issuance of block party, right-of-way solicitation and door-to-door solicitation permits continue to be suspended.

Remember to take the Worthington Coronavirus Recovery Survey

We know the last few months have been hard, and we want to know how best to help. We invite you to fill out this survey about what's happening in your life during the coronavirus outbreak. The information you share will be used to help the City of Worthington and other organizations serving the greater Worthington area to understand the impact of the coronavirus outbreak on the people in our community. Your responses, along with the responses of others in our community, will help us to identify areas of need and guide our future response to this ongoing crisis. Take the survey here

August 21 - Worthington Confirmed COVID-19 Cases

As of August 21, 2020, the number of City of Worthington confirmed COVID-19 cases has remained steady since last week at 239. Sadly, the number of deaths of Worthington residents has increased by one to 43 total. 42 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 August 21, 2020, there are 15,778 confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in the CPH jurisdiction. There have been a total of 426 deaths in the CPH jurisdiction.

See more information on testing opportunities and the full data report from Columbus Public Health

August 21 - State Guidelines on Senior Center Reopenings

Governor DeWine announced on Thursday, August 20 that adult daycare centers and senior centers may open at a reduced capacity beginning on September 21 if the facilities can meet certain safety standards outlined in a forthcoming health order. The health standards have not yet been released. Once the guidance is released, the City of Worthington will evaluate the protocols to determine if and when they are able to meet the standards. The City will seek additional guidance from our health agency, Columbus Public Health, and take into account current COVID-19 conditions in our region before making any decisions. We will share updates as they become available.

downtown picnic table2August 21 - New Outdoor Dining Options available

The City of Worthington is partnering with the Worthington Partnership and downtown businesses to bring additional outdoor seating to Old Worthington. Six picnic tables have been added to the south Village Green for people who are getting coffee or carryout from their favorite Worthington restaurant. Please be sure to keep at least 6 feet distance between people who are not in your household, wash your hands or use hand sanitizer before and after use. 

The City and Partnership continue to find new and creative ways to help meet specific and unique needs of our local businesses to provide support during these challenging times. You can read the latest here in this special Worthy Point of View column in This Week News.

Remember to take the Worthington Coronavirus Recovery Survey

We know the last few months have been hard, and we want to know how best to help. We invite you to fill out this survey about what's happening in your life during the coronavirus outbreak. The information you share will be used to help the City of Worthington and other organizations serving the greater Worthington area to understand the impact of the coronavirus outbreak on the people in our community. Your responses, along with the responses of others in our community, will help us to identify areas of need and guide our future response to this ongoing crisis. Take the survey here

August 20 - Franklin County Health Advisory Level Update

Franklin County remains at a level 3 - or red - in the State’s COVID-19 public health advisory system, which includes four risk levels: yellow, orange, red and purple. The risk levels are based on seven different factors, including: 

  • new cases per week
  • new cases over a rolling seven days
  • ER visits with COVID-19 symptoms
  • outpatient complaints with COVID-19 symptoms
  • percent of cases in non-congregate cases
  • new hospital admissions
  • ICU bed occupancy

Changes to the level status are updated every Thursday. As of Thursday, August 20, 2020, Franklin County is one of nine counties in the red level reinforcing the importance of staying diligent to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our community.

August 14 - Worthington Coronavirus Recovery Survey

We know the last few months have been hard, and we want to know how best to help. We invite you to fill out this survey about what's happening in your life during the coronavirus outbreak. The information you share will be used to help the City of Worthington and other organizations serving the greater Worthington area to understand the impact of the coronavirus outbreak on the people in our community. Your responses, along with the responses of others in our community, will help us to identify areas of need and guide our future response to this ongoing crisis. 

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August 14 - Worthington Confirmed COVID-19 Cases

As of August 14, 2020, the City of Worthington has 239 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and, sadly, 42 deaths reported of Worthington residents. 41 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 August 14, 2020, there are 15,034 confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in the CPH jurisdiction. There have been a total of 414 deaths in the CPH jurisdiction.

See more information on testing opportunities and the full data report from Columbus Public Health 

August 13 - Franklin County Health Advisory Level Update

Changes to the level status are updated every Thursday. As of Thursday, August 13, 2020, Franklin County is one of 12 counties in the red level reinforcing the importance of staying diligent to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our community.

August 7 - Worthington Schools Updates

Stay up-to-date on Worthington Schools' responsible reopening plans to restart school for the 2020-2021 school year.

August 7 - Worthington Confirmed COVID-19 Cases

As of August 7, 2020, the City of Worthington has 231 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and, sadly, 42 deaths reported of Worthington residents. 41 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 August 7, 2020, there are 14,050 confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in the CPH jurisdiction. There have been a total of 406 deaths in the CPH jurisdiction.

See more information on testing opportunities and the full data report from Columbus Public Health 

August 6 - Worthington Confirmed COVID-19 Cases

As of August 6, 2020, the City of Worthington has 230 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and, sadly, 42 deaths reported of Worthington residents. 41 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 August 6, 2020, there are 13,938 confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in the CPH jurisdiction. There have been a total of 405 deaths in the CPH jurisdiction.

See more information on testing opportunities and the full data report from Columbus Public Health 

August 6 - Franklin County Health Advisory Level Update

Changes to the level status are updated every Thursday. As of Thursday, August 6, 2020, Franklin County is one of 11 counties in the red level reinforcing the importance of staying diligent to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our community.

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Health Advisory Factor Details

Advisory Level Guidelines

See the advisory system map and more risk indicator details here.

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