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Posted on: February 26, 2021

Sign up for COVID-19 Vaccine Text Updates

City New Information 2-26-2021

February 26 - Get COVID-19 Vaccine Text Updates

Text VaxCbus to 888777

Columbus Public Health is launching a new text message system for Columbus and Worthington residents to get the latest information on COVID-19 vaccine availability for eligible groups. People can text “VaxCbus” to 888777 to sign up for COVID-19 vaccine updates. The Columbus Public Health website and social media accounts will continue to be updated with the latest information on the vaccine.  

Columbus Public Health is distributing the COVID-19 vaccine strategically and equitably in our community following Ohio Department of Health (ODH) guidelines. As more vaccine becomes available, any adult who wants one will be able to get vaccinated as well. The timeframe for general public distribution will be determined by vaccine availability and ODH guidelines.  

When your priority group is opened, you will be able to get vaccinated at Columbus Public Health’s drive-thru vaccination clinic, your health care provider, or retail pharmacy outlet. See a list of providers at https://vaccine.coronavirus.ohio.gov.

Learn more about COVID-19 at www.columbus.gov/coronavirus.

Worthington COVID-19 Cases

As of February 26, 2021, the City of Worthington has 1,038 confirmed cases of COVID-19. There have been 49 Worthington residents who have died due to the coronavirus. 45 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 26, 2021, there are 79,124 confirmed cases in the Columbus Public Health (CPH) jurisdiction, which includes Worthington. 858 people in the CPH jurisdiction have died.

Important information from our partners CPH about what to do if you test positive for COVID-19.

See the full data report and details about case numbers and hospitalizations from Columbus Public Health

Community Coronavirus Survey Round Two

Take the survey here

CoronavirusFollowUpSurvey_SocialMediaSeveral months ago, we conducted a community coronavirus survey and now, nearly a year into the ongoing pandemic, we want to check in once more to learn how you and your family are managing. Even if you completed the previous survey, we hope you will take it again to update us on how the situation may have changed for you since the start of the new year. As a token of our appreciation, when you complete the survey, you can choose to enter a drawing for a Worthington Community Center day pass (100 available).

The information you share will be used to help the City of Worthington and other organizations serving the greater Worthington area to understand the continuing impact of the coronavirus outbreak on the people in our community. Your responses, along with the responses of others in our community, will help us to identify current areas of need and continue to guide our response to this ongoing crisis.

We will not ask for any information that would personally identify you. The survey should take you about 12 minutes to complete. The last day to take the survey will be Sunday, March 21.

Thank you for your time!

This survey is presented in partnership with the City of Worthington, Community Relations Commission, Griswold Center, I Am Boundless, McConnell Arts Center, Northwest Counseling Services, United Methodist Church, Worthington Libraries, Worthington Parks & Recreation, Worthington Resource Pantry, and Worthington Schools.

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