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.

COVID-19 Vaccination

Ohio is distributing safe, effective COVID-19 vaccines statewide to those who choose to be vaccinated. Over time, more providers may be added to effectively distribute the vaccine. The State is strategically and thoughtfully distributing the vaccines to Ohioans according to a phased approach. Currently these phases include those 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). Those identified in the current Phase of vaccination that are interested in receiving the COVID-19 vaccine can contact one of the following Defiance County locations. For more information on vaccine phases, read the information below the providers.

Defiance County Provider Information

The information below is provided to DCGHD by the providers. Information is subject to change. Please contact the providers for additional information regarding scheduling.

LocationScheduling StatusHow to Make an Appointment
Community Memorial HospitalResidents can call to get on waiting listCall Community Memorial Hospital at 419-542-5681
Mercy Health-DefianceScheduling OPENCall: 1-866-624-0366 (Press 2 for scheduling then Press 1 for Ohio then Press 3 for Toledo Region) 
M-F 8:00am - 5:00pm

Visit: https://chpepiceweb.health-partners.org/MyChart/covid19/#/
Kroger-DefianceScheduling OPEN (scheduling 1st and 2nd doses)Visit: www.kroger.com/health
Walgreens-DefianceScheduling OPEN
https://www.walgreens.com/findcare/vaccination/covid-19/
Residents will need to create an account in order to schedule an appointment.
Hicksville PharmacyScheduling OPEN
Call: 419-542-6218
Okuley PharmacyScheduling OPEN
Call: 419-784-4800 Select option 2
Tuesday-Thursday 9:00am - 4:00pm
OR visit https://www.okuleypharmacy.com/
Rite Aid Pharmacy (North Clinton Street, Defiance)Scheduling OPEN
Visit https://www.riteaid.com/covid-19
Meijer Pharmacy-DefianceScheduling OPEN
Visit https://clinic.meijer.com/ or text "COVID" to 75049
Wal-Mart Pharmacy - DefianceScheduling OPENVisit https://www.walmart.com/cp/flu-shots-immunizations/1228302
**Updated 4/05/2021**

COVID-19 Vaccination Phases

Toggle each phase below to read more information. If you or someone you know qualifies for a vaccine in one of these phases, contact a provider from the chart above to schedule an appointment.

Phase 1A Information...

Phase 1A includes 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 Information...

Phase 1B includes 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.

Vaccinations in Phase 1B began 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. 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.
  • The week of February 15: Ohioans with severe congenital, developmental, or early-onset, and inherited conditions.
  • Click here for a detailed plan of the Phase 1B timing.

Phase 1B Scheduling can occur for those individuals 65 years of age and older and individuals with a severe congenital, developmental, or early onset disorder.

  • Qualifying conditions: cerebral palsy; spina bifida; severe congenital heart disease requiring hospitalization within the past year; severe type 1 diabetes requiring hospitalization within the past year; inherited metabolic disorders including phenylketonuria; severe neurological disorders including epilepsy, hydrocephaly, and microcephaly; severe genetic disorders including Down syndrome, fragile X syndrome, Prader-Willi syndrome, Turner syndrome, and muscular dystrophy; severe lung disease, including asthma requiring hospitalization within the past year, and cystic fibrosis; sickle cell anemia; and alpha and beta thalassemia
  • Confirmation of eligibility: Each individual provider may develop their own screening and monitoring procedures to evaluate eligibility.

Phase 1C Information...

Phase 1C of Ohio’s vaccination plan, will focus on:

  • Individuals who have additional medical conditions that may increase their risk of severe illness and death from COVID-19. The new qualifying conditions are not already covered through Ohio’s age-based approach to vaccine eligibility.
  • Ohioans who work in certain occupations, including child care services, funeral services, and law enforcement and correction services.
  • Eligible individuals can receive a vaccine from the provider of their choice. Individuals may be asked to confirm during the registration or screening process that they are eligible to receive the vaccine based on a qualifying medical condition or based on their occupation.

Medical conditions and women who are pregnant

  • People with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. 
  • Bone marrow transplant recipients.
    • These are sometimes also called hematopoietic cell or stem cell transplants, and these patients are undergoing treatment primarily for cancer and certain anemias, and they face an increased risk of severe COVID-19 illness.
    • This group does NOT include the kind of stem-cell injections people might receive for the treatment of orthopedic problems, especially for their knees. 
  • People with type 1 diabetes.
  • Pregnant women.

Occupations

  • Child care services: Staff members at child care centers and pre-kindergarten programs who have regular, ongoing direct contact with children enrolled in these programs. 
    • Administrators, lead and assistant teachers, and substitute teachers enrolled in Ohio’s Professional Registry who are currently working in open child care or pre-kindergarten programs. 
    • Licensing specialists employed by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services or a county job and family services agency. 
    • The program does NOT include parent volunteers, board members, or owners/administrators who do not provide in-classroom support.
  • Funeral services: This group includes licensed staff and active apprentices in the funeral services industry. 
    • Embalmers/morticians.
    • Funeral home directors.
    • Crematory operators.
    • Apprentices.
  • Law enforcement and corrections officers.
    • This group includes sworn law enforcement officers and peace officers who have first responder or direct supervisory responsibilities. These individuals must be active duty, working a regular minimum of 20 hours a week. Eligibility does not include retired, “special,” or reserve officers.  
      • Police officers.
      • Sheriff’s deputies.
      • Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers.
      • Special jurisdiction officers: Other state or federal enforcement officers such as Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) enforcement staff, pharmacy board investigators, BCI agents, state fire marshal investigators, federal transportation security officers, and other federal law enforcement officers who do not have access to vaccination from federal sources.
    • Corrections staff: Eligible are corrections staff, including probation and parole staff, who provide direct services to an adult or juvenile inmate or court-supervised individuals.
    • Firefighters: Individuals who have a valid active firefighting certificate in the State of Ohio who are active members or employees of a recognized fire department. This does not include retired, emeritus or reserve individuals.

Phase 1D Information...

Phase 1D will focus on:

  •  Individuals who have specified medical conditions that may increase their risk of severe illness and death from COVID-19. The new qualifying conditions are not already covered through Ohio’s age-based approach to vaccine eligibility.
  • Eligible individuals can receive a vaccine from the provider of their choice. Individuals may be asked to confirm during the registration or screening process that they are eligible to receive the vaccine based on a qualifying medical condition.

MEDICAL CONDITIONS

  • People with type 2 diabetes under the age of 50.
  • People with end-stage renal disease (also known as end-stage kidney disease) under the age of 50.

Phase 1E Information...

Phase 1E will focus on:

  • Individuals who have the specified medical conditions listed below that may increase their risk of severe illness and death from COVID-19.
  • These individuals are not already eligible through Ohio’s age-based approach to vaccine eligibility.
  • Eligible individuals can receive a vaccine from the provider of their choice. Individuals may be asked to confirm during the registration or screening process that they are eligible to receive the vaccine based on a qualifying medical condition.

MEDICAL CONDITIONS

  • Individuals with at least one of the following medical conditions:

    • Cancer.
    • Chronic kidney disease (CKD).
    • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
    • Heart disease.
    • Obesity.

Phase 2A Information...

Phase 2 will begin with Ohioans ages 60 and older. This group includes approximately 695,000 eligible Ohioans.

Because the risk of more severe reactions and outcomes of COVID-19 increases with age, Phase 2 will open vaccinations based on age. Eligible individuals can receive a vaccine from the provider of their choice.

Age Eligibility

  • Individuals age 60 and older.

Phase 2B Information...

Phase 2B

Vaccinations for Phase 2B will begin on Thursday, March 11, extending age eligibility criteria to age 50 and older. Because the risk of more severe reactions and outcomes of COVID-19 increases with age, Phase 2B will open with vaccinations based on age, extending eligibility criteria to age 50 and older. Eligible individuals can receive a vaccine from the provider of their choice.

AGE ELIGIBILITY

Individuals age 50 and older.

Individuals age 60 and older previously eligible under Phase 1B or Phase 2A who have not yet received the vaccine remain eligible under Phase 2B.

Phase 2C Information...

Phase 2C

Vaccinations for Phase 2C will begin on Friday, March 19. Because the risk of more severe illness and outcomes of COVID-19 increases with age, Phase 2C will extend age-based eligibility to individuals age 40 and older. This group includes approximately 818,000 Ohioans between ages 40-49. Eligible individuals can receive a vaccine from the provider of their choice.

AGE ELIGIBILITY

Individuals age 40 and older.

Individuals age 50 and older previously eligible under Phase 1B, Phase 2A or Phase 2B who have not yet received the vaccine remain eligible under Phase 2C.

Phase 2D Information...

Phase 2D

As vaccine supply is becoming more widely available, COVID-19 vaccinations will be open to people 16 and older beginning Monday, March 29, 2021.

With parental or legal guardian consent, individuals ages 16 and 17 will be eligible to receive the Pfizer vaccine, which is the only COVID-19 vaccine currently authorized for use under age 18.

Vaccine Links & Resources

***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 the survey above.

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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.

April 19, 2021
 
◼️DCGHD is reporting an increase of 23 lab confirmed cases, 1 case hospitalized, 2 probable cases, and 5 cases recovered from 4/16 at 1:00pm to 4/19 at 1:00pm

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 the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of Every Month

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 coronavirus.ohio.gov 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.

Press Releases and Other News Releases

Public Health Orders

*Click here for the full list of Public Health Orders

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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