COVID-19 Update

Coronavirus Updates

What To Do If You Have Been Exposed or If You Are Sick
COVID-19 Vaccination Record Request



At all COVID-19 Community Levels:

MEDIUM AND HIGH

  • When the COVID-19 Community Level is Medium or High:
  • If you are at high risk of getting very sick, wear a well-fitting mask or respirator when indoors in public.
  • If you have household or social contact with someone at high risk for getting very sick, consider testing to detect infection before contact and consider wearing a mask when indoors with them.

HIGH

  • When the COVID-19 Community Level is High:
  • Wear a well-fitting mask or respirator when indoors.
  • If you are at high risk of getting very sick, consider avoiding non-essential indoor activities in public where you could be exposed.

COVID-19 Community Levels Prevention Details

CDC streamlines COVID-19 guidance to help the public
better protect themselves and understand their risk

(8-11-22) CDC is streamlining its COVID-19 guidance to help people better understand their risk, how to protect themselves and others, what actions to take if exposed to COVID-19, and what actions to take if they are sick or test positive for the virus. COVID-19 continues to circulate globally, however, with so many tools available to us for reducing COVID-19 severity, there is significantly less risk of severe illness, hospitalization and death compared to earlier in the pandemic.

In support of this update CDC is:

  • Continuing to promote the importance of being up to date with vaccination to protect people against serious illness, hospitalization, and death. Protection provided by the current vaccine against symptomatic infection and transmission is less than that against severe disease and diminishes over time, especially against the currently circulating variants. For this reason, it is important to stay up to date, especially as new vaccines become available.
  • Updating its guidance for people who are not up to date on COVID-19 vaccines on what to do if exposed to someone with COVID-19. This is consistent with the existing guidance for people who are up to date on COVID-19 vaccines.
  • Recommending that instead of quarantining if you were exposed to COVID-19, you wear a high-quality mask for 10 days and get tested on day 5.
  • Reiterating that regardless of vaccination status, you should isolate from others when you have COVID-19.
    • You should also isolate if you are sick and suspect that you have COVID-19 but do not yet have test results.
      • If your results are positive, follow CDC’s full isolation recommendations.
      • If your results are negative, you can end your isolation.
  • Recommending that if you test positive for COVID-19, you stay home for at least 5 days and isolate from others in your home. You are likely most infectious during these first 5 days. Wear a high-quality mask when you must be around others at home and in public.
    • If after 5 days you are fever-free for 24 hours without the use of medication, and your symptoms are improving, or you never had symptoms, you may end isolation after day 5.
    • Regardless of when you end isolation, avoid being around people who are more likely to get very sick from COVID-19 until at least day 11.
    • You should wear a high-quality mask through day 10.
  • Recommending that if you had moderate illness (if you experienced shortness of breath or had difficulty breathing) or severe illness (you were hospitalized) due to COVID-19 or you have a weakened immune system, you need to isolate through day 10.
  • Recommending that if you had severe illness or have a weakened immune system, consult your doctor before ending isolation. Ending isolation without a viral test may not be an option for you. If you are unsure if your symptoms are moderate or severe or if you have a weakened immune system, talk to a healthcare provider for further guidance.
  • Clarifying that after you have ended isolation, if your COVID-19 symptoms worsen, restart your isolation at day 0. Talk to a healthcare provider if you have questions about your symptoms or when to end isolation.
  • Recommending screening testing of asymptomatic people without known exposures will no longer be recommended in most community settings.
  • Emphasizing that physical distance is just one component of how to protect yourself and others.  It is important to consider the risk in a particular setting, including local COVID-19 Community Levels and the important role of ventilation, when assessing the need to maintain physical distance.

Actions to take will continue to be informed by the COVID-19 Community Levels, launched in February. CDC will continue to focus efforts on preventing severe illness and post-COVID conditions, while ensuring everyone have the information and tools, they need to lower their risk.

Many County facilities are now closed to in-person transactions. Citizens seeking assistance and services are encouraged to use these virtual and phone options to get help:
  • Vital Statistics

    • Birth/Death Records:
      www.vitalchek.com or 937-496-3117
    • Electronic Death Certification
      Ohio physicians have the ability to electronically complete and sign/certify the cause of death for Ohio records in our Electronic Death Registration System (EDRS). The funeral home electronically creates a death record, enters the personal demographic information, and selects a physician for the medical portion. At that point the physician may log in to EDRS from any location and electronically enter the same information previously handwritten on the paper certificate and then electronically sign/certify the record. Physicians can also provide a notification email address to receive alerts that they have a death record awaiting their signature.

      pdf Electronic Death Certification Information (582 KB)
      E-Physician User Support Document
      E-Physician Clerk User Support Document
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