August/September 2021

September 28 - Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Boosters

Following recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and guidance from the Ohio Department of Health (ODH), Columbus Public Health will offer COVID-19 booster doses to eligible residents. Columbus Public Health is Worthington's health agency. Learn who is eligible and find your vaccine.

September 27 - Worthington COVID-19 Cases

As of September 27, 2021, the City of Worthington has 1,425 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Sadly, 59 Worthington residents have died due to the coronavirus. 53 of those people lived in long-term care settings. Our sincere sympathies are with the friends and families of those Worthington residents who have died as a result of COVID-19.

As of September 27, 2021, there are 109,599 confirmed cases in the Columbus Public Health (CPH) jurisdiction, which includes Worthington. 1,171 people in the CPH jurisdiction have died. 

September 15 - Worthington Face Covering Requirement Goes into Effect Thursday, September 16

Masks are Mandatory in public places in Worthington 9-14-2021

As public health continues to be threatened by a resurgence in cases of COVID-19 due to the highly contagious Delta variant, the City of Worthington has joined the City of Columbus and other central Ohio communities in instituting a face covering requirement for all publicly accessible indoor locations effective Thursday, September 16. The requirement applies to all individuals, regardless of COVID-19 vaccination status.

Worthington City Council passed Ordinance 45-2021 at its September 13, 2021 meeting requiring the wearing of face coverings to reduce and prevent the spread of COVID-19 and declaring an emergency. The ordinance will be in effect for six months or until it is rescinded. Council will continue to receive monthly situation updates from our health agency, Columbus Public Health, and evaluate current conditions in determining when the requirement might be lifted. Columbus Public Health Commissioner Dr. Mysheika Roberts informed City Council that she would recommend lifting the requirement if Franklin County had four consecutive weeks in the CDC’s yellow (moderate transmission) category, which is less than 50 new COVID cases per 100,000 people. 

The ordinance requires all people ages three and over within the City of Worthington to wear a face covering over their nose and mouth when in indoor areas accessible to the public and when traveling on public transportation. There are exceptions for people who cannot wear face coverings because of medical or mental health conditions, developmental disabilities or other instances based on CDC guidance. 

Enforcement will be complaint driven and enforced by Columbus Public Health. Warnings may be issued first, with the goal of educating those not wearing masks about the importance of masking for public health, protecting themselves and those around them. Second and subsequent violations may result in fines. Complaints can be submitted by calling 614-645-3111 or email 311@columbus.gov.

If visitors to City buildings do not have a mask, they will be provided one at the front counter at each location. 

September 15 - Worthington COVID-19 Cases

As of September 15, 2021, the City of Worthington has 1,371 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Sadly, 58 Worthington residents have died due to the coronavirus. 53 of those people lived in long-term care settings. Our sincere sympathies are with the friends and families of those Worthington residents who have died as a result of COVID-19.

As of September 15, 2021, there are 104,638 confirmed cases in the Columbus Public Health (CPH) jurisdiction, which includes Worthington. 1,149 people in the CPH jurisdiction have died. 

September 9 - Masks Required in all City Facilities

All visitors, patrons, customers, contractors and staff are required to wear a mask when inside City of Worthington facilities due to high community spread of COVID-19. People must wear a mask over their nose and mouth regardless of whether or not they are vaccinated. Visitors to the Community Center are permitted to remove their masks when they are actively exercising. If people do not have a mask, they will be provided one at the front counter at each location. 

See more mask requirement information here

September 9 - Worthington COVID-19 Cases

As of September 9, 2021, the City of Worthington has 1,348 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Sadly, 58 Worthington residents have died due to the coronavirus. 53 of those people lived in long-term care settings. Our sincere sympathies are with the friends and families of those Worthington residents who have died as a result of COVID-19.

As of September 9, 2021, there are 101,709 confirmed cases in the Columbus Public Health (CPH) jurisdiction, which includes Worthington. 1,144 people in the CPH jurisdiction have died. 

August 27 - Worthington COVID-19 Cases

As of August 27, 2021, the City of Worthington has 1,292 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Sadly, 58 Worthington residents have died due to the coronavirus. 53 of those people lived in long-term care settings. Our sincere sympathies are with the friends and families of those Worthington residents who have died as a result of COVID-19.

As of August 27, 2021, there are 97,860 confirmed cases in the Columbus Public Health (CPH) jurisdiction, which includes Worthington. 1,136 people in the CPH jurisdiction have died. 

August 23 - FDA gives Full Approval for Pfizer Vaccine

CPH FDA Pfizer approvalThe U.S. Food and Drug Administration has given full approval to the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for people age 16 and older. While millions of people have already safely received COVID-19 vaccines, this is another important milestone in ensuring that the vaccine is safe and effective at preventing serious illness from the virus.

The Pfizer vaccine is one of the vaccines offered at Columbus Public Health clinic locations. Columbus Public Health is Worthington's health agency. 

Vaccines are available without an appointment at clinics, pharmacies, doctors' offices and hospital locations in Worthington, Columbus, Franklin County and statewide.  

Find your vaccine location here: 

People are encouraged to get vaccinated as quickly as possible to avoid catching COVID-19 and spreading it to others, especially those who are unable to get vaccinated including all children under 12 years old. It is recommended that people continue to wear a mask in public and maintain 6-feet of distance from others outside of your household. 

Franklin County Red High Transmission CDC 8-10-2021August 13 -Franklin County at Highest Level Red

Franklin County has moved to the highest level red in the Centers for Disease Control's (CDC) data tracker for high levels of community transmission of COVID-19. Get vaccinated to prevent serious illness and hospitalization. It is strongly advised that masks are worn indoors by everyone regardless of vaccination status. See the CDC map here

 Find a free COVID-19 vaccine near you at gettheshot.coronavirus.ohio.gov

August 13 - Worthington COVID-19 Cases

As of August 13, 2021, the City of Worthington has 1,249 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Sadly, 58 Worthington residents have died due to the coronavirus. 53 of those people lived in long-term care settings. Our sincere sympathies are with the friends and families of those Worthington residents who have died as a result of COVID-19.

As of August 13, 2021, there are 94,953 confirmed cases in the Columbus Public Health (CPH) jurisdiction, which includes Worthington. 1,134 people in the CPH jurisdiction have died. 

August 5 - Mask Advisory Issued due to Substantial Community Spread

All Worthington residents are advised to wear a mask indoors and in crowded places as there is substantial community spread of COVID-19.

Worthington's health agency, Columbus Public Health along with Franklin County Public Health, issued a mask advisory today urging everyone to wear a mask indoors and in crowded areas regardless of vaccine status until further notice. The advisory follows the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) guidance for an area with substantial community spread of COVID-19. 

 In the last four weeks, the Franklin County positivity rate has more than doubled from 1.3% to 2.8%. Additionally, as of August 2, only 53.5% of all residents have started vaccination and 50.3% of all residents are fully vaccinated.

CPH-FCPH Mask Advisory 8-5-2021“The delta variant is extremely contagious and our cases are increasing,” said Columbus Health Commissioner Dr. Mysheika Roberts. “The best way to protect yourself and your loved ones from hospitalization and death from COVID-19 is to get vaccinated. And wearing a mask is another layer of prevention that will help protect yourself and others.”

Franklin County is now seeing substantial community transmission of the virus, primarily attributed to the Delta variant. Preliminary evidence suggests that fully vaccinated people who do become infected (breakthrough cases) with the Delta variant can be infectious and can spread the virus to others.

“We know that masking works to slow the spread of COVID-19,” said Franklin County Health Commissioner Joe Mazzola.  “By masking up again we can break this substantial transmission rate, save lives and help our schools and businesses continue to stay open. “

COVID-19 Vaccine Information

Worthington's health agency, Columbus Public Health, is distributing the safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine following Ohio Department of Health (ODH) guidelines.

August 4- Worthington COVID-19 Cases

As of August 4, 2021, the City of Worthington has 1,200 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Sadly, 58 Worthington residents have died due to the coronavirus. 53 of those people lived in long-term care settings. Our sincere sympathies are with the friends and families of those Worthington residents who have died as a result of COVID-19.

As of August 4, 2021, there are 93,454 confirmed cases in the Columbus Public Health (CPH) jurisdiction, which includes Worthington. 1,133 people in the CPH jurisdiction have died.