June 29 - July 6 Updates

July 6 - Public Health Advisory System & Risk Level

Governor DeWine announced on July 2 that the Ohio Department of Health has developed a new COVID-19 public health advisory system with 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

Franklin County is one of seven counties in the red level (and we are on a watch list for purple), highlighting the importance to all of us to do what we can to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our community. This risk assessment is a good reminder that the coronavirus is still in our community and we must continue to take steps now to address it. See the advisory system map here

Health Advisory Factor Details

Advisory Level Guidelines

July 6 - Worthington Mask Requirement

The City of Worthington has instituted a requirement for the wearing of face coverings (masks) effective Tuesday, July 7, 2020 starting at 8:00 AM.  This requirement was put in place upon the advice of public health officials and is in response to Franklin County being designated at Risk Level 3 of the four-level Public Health Advisory System. At Level 3, the Ohio Department of Health has determined there is very high exposure and spread of the coronavirus and people are advised to limit activities as much as possible.  Franklin County has been placed on a watch list for Level 4 which includes severe exposure and spread.   See full details here.

July 6 - Worthington Confirmed COVID-19 Cases

As of July 6, 2020, the City of Worthington has at 175 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and, sadly, 33 deaths reported of Worthington residents; 32 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 July 6, 2020, there are 8,215 confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in the CPH jurisdiction. There have been a total of 338 deaths in the CPH jurisdiction.

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

June 29 - 4th of July Family Fun

Even though we can’t all come together for our traditional 4th of July celebration in Worthington this year, there are many fun ways you can celebrate Independence Day with your family while staying safe at home. The City has developed a weekend full of activities to celebrate the 4th, including a Light the Night luminary walk. Use the hashtag #worthington4thfun when posting your pictures to social media to enter our patriotic photo contest. Celebrate 2020 style with a Homefront 4th of July!

home front fourth of july

June 29 - Worthington Confirmed COVID-19 Cases

As of June 29, 2020, the City of Worthington has at 157 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and, sadly, 26 deaths reported of Worthington residents. 25 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 June 29, 2020, there are 7,138 confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in the CPH jurisdiction. There have been a total of 312 deaths in the CPH jurisdiction.

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