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 The requirement must be rescinded by Worthington City Council and Columbus City Council through legislative action.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
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.
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.
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