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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Updated 10/16/2020 - 3:15 p.m.

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October 16 - COVID-19 Case Numbers Continue to Show Increasing Community Spread

Increasing COVID-19 case numbers in Worthington, Franklin County, and statewide are prompting urgent reminders from public health officials to stay diligent about practicing safety guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The increase in positive cases is being attributed to community spread, as well as people gathering at social events or in smaller groups with friends and family who are not in their immediate household. Previously the majority of new cases were tied to congregate living situations, such as long-term care facilities, but now the increase is mainly due to spread in the community at large. 

In Worthington, the number of cases has risen by 17 in the past week. As of Friday, October 16, 2020, the City of Worthington has 323 confirmed cases of COVID-19. We remain at 43 deaths reported of Worthington residents with 42 of those in long term care facilities.

Statewide, case numbers hit record highs this week with three straight days of new case counts over 2,000. Governor DeWine announced that Franklin County has moved back up to level 3, or red in the State's public health advisory system. 29 counties are at level red, which indicates very high exposure risk and spread. You are advised to limit activities as much as possible and follow all current health orders and safety protocols.

  • Stay home if you are sick
  • Always wear a mask when you are in public, or around people who are not in your immediate household.
  • Keep at least six feet distance between other people not in your household.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
  • Cover coughs and sneezes with your arm or your inner elbow.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily.

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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.