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Posted on: October 23, 2020

Coronavirus: Community Spread continues to Rise

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October 23 - Worthington Confirmed COVID-19 Cases

Community spread continues to be the main cause of increasing COVID-19 case numbers. As the State of Ohio reports daily record case numbers, the cases in the City of Worthington also continue to rise. As of October 23, 2020, the City of Worthington has 329 confirmed cases of COVID-19. 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 October 23, 2020, there are 24,396 confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in the CPH jurisdiction. There have been a total of 487 deaths in the CPH jurisdiction.

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

Franklin County remains at level 3, or red in the State's public health advisory system. This week 38 counties are at level red, which indicates very high exposure risk and spread. You are advised to limit activities as much as possible and follow all current health orders and safety protocols.

  • Stay home if you are sick
  • Always wear a mask when you are in public, or around people who are not in your immediate household.
  • Keep at least six feet distance between other people not in your household.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
  • Cover coughs and sneezes with your arm or your inner elbow.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily.

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Get your Flu Shot next week in Worthington

Getting a flu shot is more important than ever this year to protect your health and the health of those around you during the COVID-19 pandemic. Worthington residents can visit any of the drive-thru clinics listed here to get a free flu shot. Two clinics take place in Worthington at the Worthington Community Center, 345 E. Wilson Bridge Road, on October 27 from 9am to 3pm and October 28 from Noon to 6pm, however, Worthington residents can get their free flu shot at any of the locations and times listed. Participants are reminded to wear their masks when they pull through the drive-thru and also to bring their insurance card if they have coverage. No one will pay regardless of whether or not they have insurance. See full details here.

COVID-19 Prevention at the Polls

When voting in-person early or on Election Day, voters need to follow all safety protocols to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Make sure to wear your mask and maintain at least a six-foot distance between the people in line around you and poll workers. The Franklin County Early Voting Center and all polling locations will have personal protective equipment and sanitizing supplies available and in use.

Ohio Secretary of State COVID-19 Voting Safety Directives

CDC Considerations for Voting Locations

Worthington Voters Information - Make a Voting Plan

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