July 16 - 24 Updates

July 24 - Worthington ReBOOT

The City of Worthington has created the ReBOOT Worthington Grant Program to support our small business community. This program will provide cash grants to eligible business owners for expenses directly related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Applications will be accepted beginning July 27th at 8am and funds will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. The application window will remain open until August 31st or until all funds have been exhausted.
Grant application and program guidelines

July 24 - Special Event Updates

Market Day Cancelled

Leadership of the Worthington Area Chamber of Commerce regrets to announce that a long-time Worthington tradition, Old Worthington Market Day, will not be held this year. The event, originally scheduled for September 12, has been cancelled after thoughtful consideration and counsel with safety and health professionals. The Chamber will refund all vendor payments and enthusiastically welcomes the future involvement of the crafters, community groups, food and farm vendors, merchants and sponsors who have partnered in the past to attract nearly 20,000 attendees to this community festival.

Labor Day postponement option

Based on the current COVID-19 situation, the Labor Day weekend is no longer a viable option for rescheduling the Worthington 4th of July Rotary Family Picnic sponsored by FC Bank, and the American Legion Leasure-Blackston Post 239 Memorial Day Parade. Previously Labor Day weekend was discussed as a rescheduling opportunity for these traditional Worthington events. Since the coronavirus threat is still present, the Family Picnic is officially cancelled for 2020.

American Legion Leasure-Blackston Post 239, which has organized the Memorial Day Parade for 100 years, did hold a small march and flag ceremony on Memorial Day to commemorate the parade’s 100th Anniversary. Neither the Memorial Day Parade or the Rotary Family Picnic will be rescheduled in 2020. The City continues to look at options to possibly reschedule the cancelled 4th of July fireworks. No decisions have been made. More information will be provided when it is available.

July 24 - Worthington Confirmed COVID-19 Cases

As of July 24, 2020, the City of Worthington has 206 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and, sadly, 40 deaths reported of Worthington residents. 39 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 24, 2020, there are 12,094 confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in the CPH jurisdiction. There have been a total of 384 deaths in the CPH jurisdiction.

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

Governor Announces Statewide Face Covering Order and Travel Advisory

This week Governor DeWine announced that face-coverings are required in all counties in Ohio. The face-covering order, already in effect in Worthington and Franklin County, has now been expanded statewide. In addition, a Travel Advisory has been issued by Governor DeWine for people visiting, or coming from, states with a 15% or higher positivity rate for COVID-19 to self-quarantine for 14 days upon their arrival in Ohio. https://coronavirus.ohio.gov 

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. Governor DeWine announced the system last week, 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 by the Governor. As of Thursday, July 23, 2020, Franklin County is one of 23 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. 

state indicators guidance graphic

Health Advisory Factor Details

Advisory Level Guidelines

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

Concerts graphic CANCELLED for yearJuly 17 - Worthington Concerts on the Green Cancelled through 2020 Season

The City of Worthington regrets to share that, due to the continuation of social distancing requirements to combat the spread of COVID-19, the popular summer tradition of Sunday Concerts on the Green is cancelled through the remainder of the 2020 season. 

While these decisions are difficult, the health and safety of our community is our highest priority. All musical performers originally scheduled for 2020 have a spot reserved on the schedule for 2021. We are grateful to FC Bank for its continued sponsorship and support, as well as its commitment to carrying over the sponsorship of the Concerts on the Green to 2021. 

July 17 - Worthington Confirmed COVID-19 Cases

As of July 17, 2020, the City of Worthington has 190 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and, sadly, 37 deaths reported of Worthington residents. 36 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 17, 2020, there are 10,613 confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in the CPH jurisdiction. There have been a total of 368 deaths in the CPH jurisdiction.

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

July 16 - Worthington Confirmed COVID-19 Cases

As of July 16, 2020, the City of Worthington has 187 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and, sadly, 37 deaths reported of Worthington residents. 36 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 16, 2020, there are 10,397 confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in the CPH jurisdiction. There have been a total of 367 deaths in the CPH jurisdiction.

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

July 16 - 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. Governor DeWine announced the system last week, 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 will be updated every Thursday by the Governor. As of Thursday, July 16, 2020, Franklin County is one of 19 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. 

state indicators guidance graphic

Health Advisory Factor Details

Advisory Level Guidelines

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

Worthington Schools Responsible Restart Plan

Worthington Schools has established general principles to guide the District and Worthington families as they move forward with reopening our schools. They will implement safety protocols to the highest degree possible for students and staff. See the plan here.