Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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If you have questions or concerns about COVID-19, call the Ohio Department of Health hotline seven days a week from 9am to 8pm at 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634).

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Vaccine Information

Updated 4/15/2021 -  3:55 p.m.

April 15 - Franklin County moves to Purple Level

Franklin County has moved back to the highest level 4, or purple, on the Ohio Public Health Advisory System meaning there is an extreme risk of COVID-19 exposure and spread. The increasing case numbers and COVID-19 related healthcare utilizations, including emergency department, outpatient visits and hospitalizations, are being reported at a concerning rate. The Ohio Department of Health cites COVID-19 variants as major contributors to the increase. Variants are known to be more transmissible and can cause serious illness and potentially death. 

Vaccine appointments are now readily available. People are urged to get vaccinated as soon as possible and help friends and family members schedule appointments. Options for scheduling include primary care providers or hospital systems, pharmacies, or public health agencies: 

The rising case numbers are a reminder to be vigilant and continue following safety precautions, including wearing a mask, avoiding large gatherings, staying six feet apart from others, and washing your hands frequently.

April 13 - Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Distribution Paused

On Tuesday, April 13, 2021, Governor Mike DeWine and the Ohio Department of Health directed all Ohio vaccine providers to temporarily pause using the Johnson & Johnson vaccine following a recommendation by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). The recommendation was made after six people who received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine in the U.S. experienced an extremely rare blood-clotting condition.
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People who are currently scheduled to receive the Johnson & Johnson vaccine should contact their vaccine provider. The Pfizer and Moderna vaccines remain available. 

All people age 16 and up are now eligible. Appointments are available using the State's central scheduling portal at gettheshot.coronavirus.ohio.gov or can be made through primary care providers and hospital systems or public health agencies.

What to know before, during, and after receiving a COVID-19 vaccine

Special Event Decisions

The City of Worthington continues to work with event organizers and our partners at Columbus Public Health to evaluate the feasibility and health protocols required for special events to be held safely and in compliance with State Health Orders and best practices to limit the spread of COVID-19. 

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Worthington Farmers Market Returns to Historic District with Expanded Layout and Safety Protocols

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The Worthington Farmers Market is returning to the downtown historic district starting May 1. Organizers worked with public health partners to develop an expanded layout and safety protocols to create a safe shopping experience for visitors and vendors. The Farmers Market will also bring a big boost to Worthington's small locally owned businesses.

The Market will look different than in past seasons. The goal is to add space and spread out market vendors and customers so social distance can be maintained. 

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Identity Theft Warning

Identity theft has become a widespread problem during the pandemic with many people here in Worthington and across the country being impacted. Identities, including Social Security numbers, have been stolen and used to file fraudulent unemployment claims in both the traditional unemployment and Pandemic Unemployment Assistance programs. Many people only realize they have had their identity stolen when they receive a 1099-G tax form or other official correspondence in the mail from the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS.) If you receive one of these notifications, you should take action immediately.

The City of Worthington is closely monitoring the situation with the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and taking steps to slow the spread in coordination with our health service provider, Columbus Public Health (CPH). CPH protects the health and safety of all Worthington residents, through a long-standing contract agreement that names CPH as our public health service provider. All other Franklin County suburbs are represented by Franklin County Public Health.

The City will continue to follow the guidance and recommendations of CPH, in partnership with the Ohio Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), as it relates to public spaces, events, and meetings. The health and safety of our residents, businesses, and visitors is of the utmost importance. The City and our community partners are taking extraordinary steps to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Difficult decisions are being made to protect the health and safety of our Worthington community.