Defiance County Coronavirus Information

The Defiance County General Health District (DCGHD)  COVID-19 Dashboard displays the most recent data reported in Defiance County about cases, hospitalizations, deaths, and demographics related to COVID-19. DCGHD is making COVID-19 data available for public review while also protecting patient privacy. The “COVID-19 Update” is updated after 2:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. The “COVID-19 Statistics Report” is updated each week on Wednesday after 2:00 p.m.

Stay home if you might have been exposed to COVID-19.  Quarantine is used to keep someone who might have been exposed to COVID-19 away from others. Quarantine helps prevent spread of disease that can occur before a person knows they are sick or if they are infected with the virus without feeling symptoms. People in quarantine should stay home, separate themselves from others, monitor their health, and follow directions from their state or local health department.

Separate yourself from others if you have COVID-19. Isolation is used to separate people infected with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, from people who are not infected. People who are in isolation should stay home until it’s safe for them to be around others. In the home, anyone sick or infected should separate themselves from others by staying in a specific “sick room” or area and using a separate bathroom (if available).

Considerations for getting tested for COVID-19.

  • People who have symptoms of COVID-19 may want to be tested
  • People who have had close contact (within 6 feet for a total of 15 minutes or more) with someone with confirmed COVID-19 may want to be tested.
  • People who have been asked or referred to get testing by their healthcare provider, or ​health department.

Not everyone needs to be tested. If you do get tested, you should self-quarantine/isolate at home pending test results and follow the advice of your health care provider or a public health professional.

Two kinds of tests are available for COVID-19: viral tests and antibody tests. A viral test tells you if you have a current infection. An antibody test might tell you if you had a past infection.

COVID-19 Vaccination Phases

Ohio is preparing to distribute safe, effective COVID-19 vaccines statewide to those who choose to be vaccinated. As COVID-19 vaccines are granted Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the state will begin to strategically and thoughtfully distribute the vaccines to Ohioans at the greatest risk in conjunction with recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) and the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM).

Phase 1A will include those below who choose to be vaccinated: 

  • Healthcare workers and personnel who are routinely involved in the care of COVID-19 patients.
  • Residents and staff in nursing homes.
  • Residents and staff in assisted living facilities.
  • Patients and staff at state psychiatric hospitals.
  • People with developmental disabilities and those with mental health disorders, including substance use disorders, who live in group homes, residential facilities, or centers, and staff at those locations.
  • Residents and staff at our two state-run homes for Ohio veterans.
  • EMS responders.

Phase 1B will specifically include those below who choose to be vaccinated: 

  • Ohioans, age 65 and up.
  • Ohioans with severe congenital, developmental, or early onset medical disorders that make them particularly vulnerable. This includes cerebral palsy; spina bifida; congenital heart disease; type 1 diabetes; inherited metabolic disorders; severe neurological disorders. including epilepsy; severe genetic disorders, including Down syndrome, fragile X syndrome, Prader-Willi syndrome, and Turner syndrome; severe lung disease, including cystic fibrosis and severe asthma; sickle cell anemia; and alpha and beta thalassemia.
  • Adults/employees in K-12 schools that want to go back, or to remain, educating in person.

Phase 1B Timing

Vaccinations in Phase 1B are expected to begin the week of January 19. Governor DeWine announced a tiered system for offering vaccinations to the estimated 2.2 million people who are eligible for the vaccine under this phase, beginning with those who are 80 or older. When a new age group begins, vaccinations may not be complete for the previous age group. It will take a number of weeks to distribute all of the vaccine given the limited doses available. 

  • The week of Jan. 19: Ohioans 80 years of age and older.
  • The week of Jan. 25: Ohioans 75 years of age and older; those with severe congenital or developmental disorders.
  • The week of Feb. 1: Ohioans 70 years of age and older; employees of K-12 schools that wish to remain or return to in-person or hybrid models.
  • The week of Feb. 8: Ohioans 65 years of age and older.

Phase 1B Scheduling can begin for those individuals 80 years of age and older who are interested in receiving the COVID-19 vaccine at the following Defiance County locations:

Location How to Make an Appointment
Kroger-Defiance Visit:

(Click “Prescriptions & Pharmacy Services”)

Mercy Health-Defiance Call:1-866-624-0366
ProMedica Defiance Regional Hospital Call: 567-585-0670



Want your agency on the COVID-19 vaccination scheduling list?

***This survey is only intended for local organizations to complete.

If your organization is in the State of Ohio Prioritization List in Defiance County, please complete this survey to be placed on our vaccination scheduling list. As we receive more doses, we will work with you to inform you of the location, time and method of registration for your staff. At this time, we do not have exact dates and timeframes because it all hinges on when and how much vaccine we receive from the state.

Vaccine Links & Resources

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January 15, 2021 Update

◼️ DCGHD is reporting an increase of 12 lab confirmed cases, 5 probable cases, 1 case hospitalized, and 32 cases recovered from 1/14 at 1:00pm to 1/15 at 1:00pm.
◼️ Next Update: 1/18 after 2:00pm

Did you see a Face Mask violation in a Retail store? To report a violation of Facial Coverings (masks) in Retail Locations click here or please call 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634). 

DCGHD COVID-19 Statistics Report Updated Weekly

Defiance County Coronavirus Safety Report Form

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DCGHD is working in collaboration the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) and Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and are actively monitoring the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak. Steps you can take to prevent the spread of flu and common cold will also help prevent COVID-19. This includes covering your cough, washing your hands, implementing social distancing, and wearing a face covering when around others.

For accurate, up-to-date information on COVID-19 visit General information regarding Coronavirus/COVID-19 can be obtained by calling the ODH call center at 1-833-4-ASK-OHIO (1-833-427-5634). Find us on Facebook   for additional messaging and information regarding COVID-19.

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Travel Information

*Updated 8/12/2020*

Those entering Ohio after travel to states reporting positive testing rates of 15% or higher for COVID-19 are advised to self-quarantine for 14 days.

Positivity rate is an indicator of how much COVID-19 there is in a community, and ODH is recommending against travel to those states with high positivity. If someone must travel, ODH is recommending 14 days of self-quarantine after leaving those locations. This advisory is intended for both leisure and business travel and should be heeded by both Ohioans and out-of-state travelers.

The list of states will be updated every week on Wednesday. The advisory is based on a 7-day rolling average of positivity rates, the affected states can be found here: Travel Advisory States

Travel Advisory FAQs

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Department of State have been updating their travel advisories in response to the global coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak.

Click Here for CDC travel guidance

For additional information and updates about advisories related to COVID-19 and for advisories on other issues, please visit the CDC  and State Department travel pages.


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