January 2021 Updates

January 28 - Curfew Time Shifts as Hospitalizations Go Down

Starting January 28, the State of Ohio curfew is pushed back one hour to begin at 11pm. Previously it started at 10pm. Governor DeWine announced the change goes into effect due to a drop in the number of people who are being hospitalized due to COVID-19. Ohio has seen seven straight days below 3,500 hospitalizations which was the mark to change to the later time. The 11pm to 5am curfew will remain in effect for two weeks until February 11, 2021. If the numbers continue to drop to below 3,000 for seven straight days the curfew start-time will shift to midnight. If they go below 2,500 for seven days in a row the curfew will be lifted. See the Curfew Fact Sheet

While the curfew hours are in effect, individuals must stay home and only leave home for work or for essential needs such as food, medical care, social services or providing care for others. The Columbus and Franklin County Public Health Stay at Home Advisory remains in effect until February 6, 2021. Residents are advised to continue to stay at home to the greatest extent possible and to only leave home to go to work or school or for essential needs. 

hospitalizations curfew plans
hosptializatons as of 1-28-2021

January 28 - Vaccine Updates

Beginning the week of February 1, people age 70 and older and school employees become eligible for receiving the COVID-19 vaccine under Phase 1B. The supply remains limited. People 70 and older who are eligible are advised to check with their primary care provider and hospital system first as that may be a more convenient option. Public health departments, primary care providers, and local pharmacies are scheduling appointments for people who are eligible in this current Phase 1B as their supply allows. 

Search here for providers by county and zip code. Each provider is managing its own reservation system.   

Columbus Public Health & Franklin County Public Health 

Columbus and Franklin County Public Health have a limited supply of vaccine and may pause scheduling of appointments based on current supply conditions. Check for the latest updates on social media or through the links below. 

K-12 Staff Vaccinations

The Worthington School District is on the State of Ohio's list of eligible districts to begin receiving the vaccine for its staff. K-12 schools in Ohio whose staff can be vaccinated beginning next week have been notified, including Worthington Schools. There is not enough supply to have all Ohio school staff vaccinated next week so the process will continue each week as more supply becomes available. 

ODH Vaccine 1B with age dates

January 28 - Worthington COVID-19 Cases

As of January 28, 2021, the City of Worthington has 950 confirmed cases of COVID-19. We remain at 44 deaths of Worthington residents. Our sincere sympathies are with the friends and families of those Worthington residents who have died as a result of COVID-19.

As of January 28, 2021, there are 73,541 confirmed cases in the Columbus Public Health (CPH) jurisdiction, which includes Worthington. 531 people in the CPH jurisdiction have died.

Important information from our partners CPH about what to do if you test positive for COVID-19.

See the full data report and details about case numbers and hospitalizations from Columbus Public Health

January 22 - Stay at Home Advisory and Curfew Extended

CPH stay at home extended to 2-6-2021The Columbus and Franklin County Public Health Stay at Home Advisory has been extended for two more weeks until February 6, 2021. The Stay at Home Advisory coincides with Governor Mike DeWine’s extension of the statewide 10pm to 5am curfew due to continuing high case numbers and community spread. The revised curfew order is in place through January 30, 2021. Residents are advised to continue to stay at home to the greatest extent possible and to only leave home to go to work or school or for essential needs such as medical care, groceries, medicine and food pick up.

“Our case numbers have been moving in the right direction, but they remain very high,” said Columbus Health Commissioner Dr. Mysheika Roberts. “While we work to vaccinate and protect the public in the coming weeks, we must continue what we are doing to maintain this downward trend and make sure it keeps moving in the right direction.” 

“The next two weeks are another opportunity for our community to make progress to slow the spread of the virus,” said Franklin County Health Commissioner Joe Mazzola. “When residents do need to leave their home, we ask that they remain vigilant and always wear their mask, watch their distance from others, and wash their hands frequently to ensure they keep themselves and others safe.”

The Stay at Home Advisory will remain in place until February 6, 2021 or until both health departments determine a change to the guidance is appropriate.

January 22- Worthington COVID-19 Cases

As of January 22, 2021, the City of Worthington has 913 confirmed cases of COVID-19. We remain at 44 deaths of Worthington residents. Our sincere sympathies are with the friends and families of those Worthington residents who have died as a result of COVID-19.

As of January 22, 2021, there are 71,506 confirmed cases in the Columbus Public Health (CPH) jurisdiction, which includes Worthington. 529 people in the CPH jurisdiction have died.

Important information from our partners CPH about what to do if you test positive for COVID-19.

See the full data report and details about case numbers and hospitalizations from Columbus Public Health

January 22 - Vaccine Updates

Supply of the COVID-19 vaccine continues to be limited. Public health departments, primary care providers, and local pharmacies are scheduling appointments for people who are eligible in this current Phase 1B as their supply allows. 

Search here for providers by county and zip code. Each provider is managing its own reservation system.   

Depending on available supply, the vaccine will be available to the following age groups according to this tentative schedule:

  • Week of January 19 - 80 years of age and older
  • Week of January 25 - 75 years of age and older; those with severe congenital or developmental disorders.
  • Week of February 1 - 70 years of age and older; employees of K-12 schools remaining or returning to in-person or hybrid models.
  • Week of February 8 - 65 years of age and older.
  • As the weeks progress the previous age groups are still eligible to receive the vaccine moving forward. 

Columbus Public Health & Franklin County Public Health 

Columbus and Franklin County Public Health have a limited supply of vaccine and may pause scheduling of appointments based on current supply conditions. Check for the latest updates on social media or through the links below. 

January 19 - Important update from Columbus Public Health

As of Tuesday, January 19, 2021, Columbus Public Health has received a limited amount of COVID-19 vaccine doses and can begin scheduling again for eligible residents in Phase 1A or those 80 years of age or older in Phase 1B. Call 614-645-1519 to schedule an appointment (open 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Friday; 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday).

We encourage eligible residents to check and see if their primary care provider, hospital system or pharmacy have vaccine and sign up that way if that is a more convenient option. See a list of other providers here: https://vaccine.coronavirus.ohio.gov/

January 19 - What you Need to Know about Phase 1B Vaccine Distribution

  • Vaccination Phase 1B begins January 18 for people 80+
  • Search the Ohio Department of Health online tool for a list of Phase 1B vaccine providers. The list is searchable by county and zip code. You will need to contact providers directly to schedule according to the posted guidelines for each provider. 
  • Health officials recommend calling your primary care provider and hospital system first, as they may have more availability based on their hospital system affiliation. Many primary care providers have reached out to their patients who qualify. This may be a more convenient option as the public health options may fill up very quickly. 
  • As of Tuesday, January 19, 2021, Columbus Public Health has received a limited amount of COVID-19 vaccine doses and can begin scheduling again for eligible residents in Phase 1A or those 80 years of age or older in Phase 1B. Call 614-645-1519 to schedule an appointment  
  • Local pharmacies may have availability. These locations are also listed on the Ohio Health Department website.  
  • Currently, there is more demand than supply, but vaccination distribution will continue to grow as supply increases.

See full State of Ohio Vaccine Details here

Health Commissioner Dr. Mysheika Roberts answers you vaccine questions


January 14 - Worthington COVID-19 Cases

As of January 14, 2021, the City of Worthington has 863 confirmed cases of COVID-19. We remain at 44 deaths of Worthington residents. Our sincere sympathies are with the friends and families of those Worthington residents who have died as a result of COVID-19.

As of January 14, 2021, there are 67,999 confirmed cases in the Columbus Public Health (CPH) jurisdiction, which includes Worthington. 525 people in the CPH jurisdiction have died.

What to do if you test positive for COVID-19.

More Columbus Public Health reports and resources

Stay at Home Advisory and Curfew Remain in Effect

Stay at home graphic to 1-23-21The Columbus/Franklin County Public Health Stay at Home Advisory remains in effect until January 23, 2021. The Stay at Home Advisory coincides with Governor Mike DeWine’s extension of the statewide 10pm to 5am curfew due to continuing high case numbers and community spread. The extension is allowing Ohio and local health officials to determine how a post-holiday case surge impacts hospital capacity. 

Residents are advised to stay at home to the greatest extent possible and to only leave home to go to work, school or for essential needs such as medical care, groceries, medicine and to pick up food. Residents also are strongly advised not to gather with people who do not live in your household, not to travel, stay home and stay safe. If you must go out, wear a mask, wash your hands frequently and stay at least six feet away from others.

January 9- Worthington COVID-19 Cases

As of January 9, 2021, the City of Worthington has 836 confirmed cases of COVID-19. We remain at 44 deaths of Worthington residents. Our sincere sympathies are with the friends and families of those Worthington residents who have died as a result of COVID-19.

As of January 9, 2021, there are 65,265 confirmed cases in the Columbus Public Health (CPH) jurisdiction, which includes Worthington. 525 people in the CPH jurisdiction have died.

Important information from our partners CPH about what to do if you test positive for COVID-19.

See the full data report and details about case numbers and hospitalizations from Columbus Public Health