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Posted on: August 7, 2020

Coronavirus Information Update

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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 

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 6, 2020, Franklin County is one of 11 counties in the red level highlighting the importance to all of us to do what we can to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our community. 

Health Advisory Factor Details

Advisory Level Guidelines

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

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