January/February 2022

February 28, 2022 - Public Health Officials Recommend Lifting
Worthington Mask Requirement

Columbus Public Health is recommending that the mask requirement in Worthington and Columbus end on March 7, 2022. Columbus Public Health serves as Worthington's health agency. The recommendation is based on the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) new guidance. The requirement must be rescinded by Worthington City Council and Columbus City Council through legislative action.  

Health Commissioner Dr. Mysheika Roberts is scheduled to present a situation update to Worthington City Council at its March 7, 2022 meeting. Council will consider legislation that, if passed, would lift the mask requirement immediately. Learn more here.

February 16, 2022 - Mask Requirement Update

Central Ohio cities discuss lifting face covering requirements, based on declining COVID-19 transmission and hospitalization rates. Worthington City Council will get a report from Columbus Public Health and discuss next steps at its March 7, 2022 meeting. Learn more here.

February 16, 2022 - Worthington COVID-19 Cases

As of February 16, 2022 the City of Worthington has 2,787 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Sadly, 67 Worthington residents have died. 54 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 February 16, 2022, there have been 201,090 confirmed cases in the Columbus Public Health (CPH) jurisdiction, which includes Worthington. 1,592 people in the CPH jurisdiction have died. 

Mask Guidance

The CDC has updated its mask guidance to better prevent the spread of COVID-19. See the recommendations here

Vaccine and Booster Update

COVID-19 vaccine booster doses are now available to anyone 12 years of age or older. Columbus Public Health offers a number of vaccine clinic times and locations. Find one that works for you and your family here: columbus.gov/c19vax.

See full booster details and recommendations from the CDC

COVID-19 Vaccine Now Available for Children 5-11

The CDC  is recommending everyone ages 5 and older get a COVID-19 vaccine to help protect against COVID-19. Children ages 5 years and older are able to get an age-appropriate dose of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine.

Learn more from the CDC

Remember these basic tips to help prevent the spread of COVID-19  

  • Get vaccinated – and boosted when you are eligible Find your vaccine location here
  • Wear a mask indoors. Health experts advise wearing a medical-grade mask, instead of a cloth mask which is less effective at blocking transmission of the omicron variant. 
  • Keep at least six feet distance from others. 
  • Wash your hands often and use hand sanitizer
  • Stay home if you are sick

February 2, 2022 - Worthington COVID-19 Cases

As of February 2, 2022 the City of Worthington has 2,715 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Sadly, 65 Worthington residents have died. 54 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 February 2, 2022, there have been 198,189 confirmed cases in the Columbus Public Health (CPH) jurisdiction, which includes Worthington. 1,528 people in the CPH jurisdiction have died. 

January 10, 2022 - Worthington COVID-19 Cases

As of January 10, 2022 the City of Worthington has 2,255 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Sadly, 64 Worthington residents have died. 54 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 January 10, 2022, there have been 166,417 confirmed cases in the Columbus Public Health (CPH) jurisdiction, which includes Worthington. 1,414 people in the CPH jurisdiction have died.