Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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If you have questions or concerns about COVID-19, call the Ohio Department of Health hotline seven days a week from 9am to 8pm at 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634).

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Vaccine Information

Updated 3/8/2021 -  6:00 p.m.

People age 50+ will be vaccine eligible on March 11

Vaccine availability is expanding this week, with people age 50 and over being eligible to receive the vaccine beginning Thursday, March 11. People with Type 2 diabetes and end-stage renal disease were also added to the priority group beginning Thursday. 

The State's central scheduling portal is now open to people in current priority groups. https://gettheshot.coronavirus.ohio.gov/

Vaccine Priority Group 1C and Phase 2 Opens for 60+

As of March 4, 2021, people 60 and over became eligible, along with people of all ages who work in child care services, funeral services, law enforcement and corrections. People with Type 1 diabetes, who are pregnant, bone marrow recipients, or living with ALS also became eligible. People can register to receive their vaccine through primary care providers, hospital systems, pharmacies and public health departments. 

Search the Ohio Department of Health vaccine provider list by county and zip code. 

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CDC Guidance for People who are Fully Vaccinated

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) released guidelines for people who have been fully vaccinated. The CDC says people who are fully vaccinated can start to do some things that they had stopped doing because of the pandemic. If you’ve been fully vaccinated, you can:

  • Gather indoors with fully vaccinated people without wearing a mask. 
  • Gather indoors with unvaccinated people from one other household without masks, unless any of those people or anyone they live with is at increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19. 
  • In public, you should still wear a mask, stay at least 6 feet apart from others, and avoid crowds and poorly ventilated spaces. 

Have You Been Fully Vaccinated?

People are considered fully vaccinated:

  • 2 weeks after their second dose in a 2-dose series, like the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or
  • 2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine, like Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine
  • If it has been less than 2 weeks since your shot, or if you still need to get your second dose, you are NOT fully protected. Keep taking all prevention steps until you are fully vaccinated.

Learn more from the CDC

March 3 - Worthington COVID-19 Cases

As of March 3, 2021, the City of Worthington has 1,047 confirmed cases of COVID-19. There have sadly been 51 Worthington residents who have died due to the coronavirus. 47 of those people lived in long-term care settings. Our sincere sympathies are with the friends and families of those Worthington residents who have died as a result of COVID-19.

As of March 3, 2021, there are 79,667 confirmed cases in the Columbus Public Health (CPH) jurisdiction, which includes Worthington. 956 people in the CPH jurisdiction have died.

Learn more and see all situation updates here

Identity Theft Warning

Identity theft has become a widespread problem during the pandemic with many people here in Worthington and across the country being impacted. Identities, including Social Security numbers, have been stolen and used to file fraudulent unemployment claims in both the traditional unemployment and Pandemic Unemployment Assistance programs. Many people only realize they have had their identity stolen when they receive a 1099-G tax form or other official correspondence in the mail from the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS.) If you receive one of these notifications, you should take action immediately.

The City of Worthington is closely monitoring the situation with the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and taking steps to slow the spread in coordination with our health service provider, Columbus Public Health (CPH). CPH protects the health and safety of all Worthington residents, through a long-standing contract agreement that names CPH as our public health service provider. All other Franklin County suburbs are represented by Franklin County Public Health.

The City will continue to follow the guidance and recommendations of CPH, in partnership with the Ohio Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), as it relates to public spaces, events, and meetings. The health and safety of our residents, businesses, and visitors is of the utmost importance. The City and our community partners are taking extraordinary steps to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Difficult decisions are being made to protect the health and safety of our Worthington community.

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Community Coronavirus Survey Round Two

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The past year has brought many challenges, and that’s why community partners are checking in to ask... 

How are you?

You may have taken a community coronavirus survey several months ago. Now, a year into the ongoing pandemic, community partners are checking in once more to learn how you and your family are managing. Even if you completed the previous survey, we ask you to take it again to update us on how the situation may have changed for you since the start of the new year.

The information you share will be used to help the City of Worthington and other organizations serving the greater Worthington area to understand the continuing 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 current areas of need and continue to guide our response to this ongoing crisis.

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