Current Situation Updates

Some administrative City offices are now open to the public

See a full list of facility and service updates here

Parks and Recreation Facility Updates

Scroll down to view previous situation updates and weekly digests tracking updates since mid-March. (links also to the left)

We’re excited to share that many of our businesses have reopened! Follow the signs and support local businesses.

We're Open

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Last Chance to take the Worthington Coronavirus Recovery Survey
Deadline Extended to September 20

We need your help to identify ongoing issues our community is facing during the coronavirus pandemic. Please take the Worthington Coronavirus Recovery Survey and let us know what impact the outbreak is having on you and your family. The deadline has been extended to Sunday, September 20th. The information you share will be used to help community partners 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

September 18 - Worthington Confirmed COVID-19 Cases

As of September 18, 2020, the City of Worthington has 275 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and, we remain at 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 September 18, 2020, there are 20,134 confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in the CPH jurisdiction. There have been a total of 454 deaths in the CPH jurisdiction.

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

September 18 - Franklin County remains at Level 2 (Orange)

Governor DeWine announced on Thursday, September 17, that Franklin County remains at  Level 2 (Orange) in the State's COVID-19 public health advisory system

5-21-2020 flag planting (2)September 11 - Virtual Patriot Day Remembrance

Although we cannot gather for the traditional September 11th Patriot Day ceremony on the Village Green this year due to restrictions on large gatherings to avoid the spread of COVID-19, the Worthington community is commemorating the anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks with these virtual programs and a display of 2,977 American flags on the Village Green. We will always remember those who lost their lives 19 years ago and will continue to remember and recognize first responders, volunteers and others who protect our safety and freedoms. Never Forget. Join the Virtual 9/11 Ceremony here

September 11 - Worthington Confirmed COVID-19 Cases

As of September 11, 2020, the City of Worthington has 265 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and, we remain at 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 September 11, 2020, there are 18,854 confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in the CPH jurisdiction. There have been a total of 441 deaths in the CPH jurisdiction.

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

September 11 - Franklin County remains at Level 2 (Orange)

Governor DeWine announced on Thursday, September 10, that Franklin County remains at  Level 2 (Orange) in the State's COVID-19 public health advisory system

September 3 - Worthington Confirmed COVID-19 Cases

As of September 3, 2020, the City of Worthington has 254 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 September 3, 2020, there are 17,288 confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in the CPH jurisdiction. There have been a total of 435 deaths in the CPH jurisdiction.

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

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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

Franklin County remains at Level 2 (Orange)

Governor DeWine announced on Thursday, September 3, that Franklin County remains at  Level 2 (Orange) in the State's COVID-19 public health advisory system

Tracking Dashboard of COVID-19 cases in Worthington, Franklin County, and Ohio

Click on the different areas of the chart and map below to view more detailed information. 

View additional Worthington Demographics and Community Characteristics here.

Ohio Department of Health Case Dashboard

Weekly Digest of Previous News and Updates

August 2020 Updates

  • Franklin County Decreased to State Health Advisory Level 2 (August 27)
  • Worthington Confirmed COVID-19 Cases
  • Garage Sale Permits Now Available
  • Take the Worthington Coronavirus Recovery Survey
  • State Guidelines on Senior Center Reopenings
  • New Outdoor Dining Options Available Downtown
  • Franklin County Health Advisory System Level Updates
  • Worthington Schools Updates
  • Face Covering Guidelines

July 16 - 24 Updates

  • Worthington ReBOOT Grant Program
  • Special Event Updates
    • Market Day Cancelled
    • Labor Day no longer postponement option for Family Picnic and Memorial Day Parade
    • Concerts on the Green Cancelled through the 2020 Season
  • Worthington Confirmed COVID-19 Cases
  • Governor Announces Statewide Face Covering Order and Travel Advisory
  • Franklin County Health Advisory System Level Update
  • Worthington Schools Responsible Restart Plan

No updates July 7 - 15

June 29 - July 6 Updates

  • Public Health Advisory System & Risk Level (Franklin County at red level)
  • Worthington Mask Requirement
  • Worthington Confirmed COVID-19 Cases
  • 4th of July Family Homefront Activities

June 8 - 14 Updates

  • Weekly Columbus/Worthington-Franklin County Case Report
  • Parks & Recreation announce more reopening dates
    • Playgrounds open June 10
    • Restrooms open June 15
    • Ball fields open June 15 in conjunction with local sports organizations.
  • Farmers Market expands in-person shopping in new location
  • Details on Free COVID-19 Testing available throughout central Ohio
  • Worthington ReBOOT and We’re Open business reopening campaigns announced

June 1 - 7 Updates

  • Worthington Playgrounds will Reopen June 10
  • Community Center Fitness Floor Open by Reservation June 3
  • Godown Dog Park Reopened June 1
  • Governor Announces Additional Sector Reopening Dates
  • Weekly Columbus/Worthington-Franklin County Case Report

May 25 - 31 Updates

  • Parks & Recreation Community Center Fitness Floor and Dog Park Reopening Details
  • Weekly Columbus/Worthington-Franklin County Case Report
  • Governor Announces Updates to Assisted Living Visitation, County Fairs, and more...
  • Tennis Courts, Pickleball Courts and Skatepark reopen May 27

May 18 - 24 Updates

  • Parks & Recreation Reopening Timeline
  • Weekly Columbus/Worthington-Franklin County Case Report
  • Memorial Day Health Reminders
  • Worthington Memorial Day Recognition
  • Indoor Dining Reopens at Area Restaurants
  • State Announces Additional Reopening Protocols
  • Swiminc Announces Closure of Worthington Pools for 2020 season
  • Governor DeWine releases "Ohioans Protecting Ohioans Urgent Health Advisory"
  • Worthington Libraries begins Phased Reopening
  • Special This Week News Column about City Facility Reopenings by City Manager Matt Greeson

May 11 - 17 Updates

  • Parks & Recreation Facility Program Update
  • Governor Announces Reopening Dates for Daycares, Day Camps, Gyms and other facilities
  • Weekly Columbus/Worthington-Franklin County Report Published
  • Staying Connected Check-In Service for Older Adults
  • Daily COVID-19 Case Updates

May 4 - May 10 Updates

  • City of Worthington outlines Initial Reopening Plan
  • Joint Announcement about the Postponement of 4th of July Community Activities
  • Weekly Columbus/Worthington-Franklin County Report Published
  • Governor Announces Reopening Plan for Restaurants, Bars and Salons
  • Worthington Confirmed COVID-19 Cases

April 27 - May 3 Updates

  • Worthington Libraries Updates
  • State Issues New "Stay Safe Ohio" Orders
  • City of Worthington Drafting Reopening Plans
  • Weekly Columbus/Worthington-Franklin County Report Published
  • Worthington Concerts on the Green Cancelled through June
  • State of Ohio Revises Requirements for Face Coverings
  • First Responders Share Appreciation for Donations

April 20 - April 26 Updates

  • More City Boards and Commissions schedule Virtual Meetings
  • Weekly Columbus/Worthington-Franklin County Report Published
  • Salute to Volunteers for National Volunteers Week
  • City of Worthington Proclamation of a State of Civil Emergency Extended
  • Worthington Confirmed COVID-19 Cases
  • View 4/20/2020 Worthington City Council COVID-19 Briefing
  • Memorial Day Parade cancelled for May 25th 
  • Schools will Remain Closed through the Rest of the Academic Year

April 13 - April 19 Updates

  • Weekly Columbus/Worthington-Franklin County Report Published
  • A video message from the Worthington Division of Fire & EMS
  • Planning & Building is here to help - video
  • State and National Mask Guidelines
  • Messages of Thanks and Hope:
    • Message from the City Manager
    • Recognizing our Communications Technicians
    • Uplifting the Community with Music
    • Ohio’s Strive for Five Challenge
    • Greetings from the Griswold Center
  • City Council meeting streaming
  • Columbus Public Health Extends Emergency Declaration
  • Worthington Arts Festival Cancelled for 2020

April 6 - 12 Updates

  • Weekly Columbus/Worthington-Franklin County Report Published
  • Help Keep our Parks Healthy and Safe -- Do’s and Don’ts
  • Police Chief Robert Ware shares Thanks with our Community Heroes
  • Virtual City Council meeting planned for Monday, April 13
  • Worthington confirmed cases remain at six
  • New State Health Order Updated
  • Worthington Police Wearing Personal Protective Equipment
  • Hyperion Materials and Technologies donates N95 masks to the Division of Fire
  • In case you missed it... watch the April 6, 2020 City Council Meeting and COVID-19 situation update from Columbus Public Health
  • CDC Face Covering Recommendation

March 30 - April 5 Updates

  • Video Message from Parks & Recreation Director Darren Hurley
  • Godown Dog Park Closes
  • Virtual City Council Meeting planned for April 6, 2020
  • State of Ohio issues new Stay at Home order through May 1
  • Beware of Scams
  • SuperGames Donates Face Shields for First Responders
  • How to support local restaurants and businesses
  • Parks facility closures include tennis courts, the skatepark and more
  • Back to school date extended and Worthington cases updated

March 23 - 29 Updates

  • Worthington statement about Stay at Home order and City Action to Declare a State of Emergency
  • Worthington reports four confirmed COVID-19 cases
  • Parks & Recreation Facilities closed - playgrounds, athletic fields, pickleball, basketball courts, parks restrooms
  • School playgrounds, tracks and fields are closed
  • Absentee voting period set through April 28
  • Worthington reports first two confirmed COVID-19 cases
  • Worthington Fire & EMS responders increase use of personal protective equipment
  • Yard waste drop off service is closed
  • Columbus Public Health case update

March 16 - March 22 Updates

  • Stay at Home Order issued
  • Ohio reports first COVID-19 related death
  • Worthington Fire & EMS activates substation at Community Center
  • State Orders updated to include more service-related businesses
  • Columbus Public Health reports a second confirmed COVID-19 case
  • Polls closed for public health emergency
  • Worthington City Council meeting featuring update from Columbus Health Commissioner

March 12 - March 15 Updates

  • State order closing bars and prohibition dining-in at restaurants
  • City Council information for 3/16/2020 meeting
  • Columbus Public Health reports first COVID-19 case in jurisdiction
  • Columbus Public Health declares public health emergency
  • Governor orders mass events cancelled and schools closed