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.
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|
(Click “Prescriptions & Pharmacy Services”)
|ProMedica Defiance Regional Hospital||Call: 567-585-0670|
PLEASE KEEP IN MIND: VACCINE IS EXTREMLY LIMITED AT THIS TIME AND BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
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
Defiance County COVID-19 Update
DCGHD COVID-19 Statistics Report Updated Weekly
Defiance County Coronavirus Safety Report Form
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.
Press Releases and Other News Releases
- January 14, 2021-COVID-19 Vaccine Phase 1B 80 Years of Age and Older
- December 31, 2020-COVID-19 Vaccine-Defiance County
- December 21, 2020-DCGHD COVID-19 Holiday Safety
- December 9, 2020-COVID-19 Updated COVID-19 Quarantine (close contact) Guidance-Defiance County
- November 13, 2020-COVID-19 Pop-up Testing Event in Defiance County Press Release
- November 3, 2020- DCGHD Changes in Services in Response to COVID-19
- October 29, 2020- COVID19 Pop-up Testing Event in Defiance County Press Release
- October 26,2020- DCGHD Increase in Cases and Wastewater Data Press Release
- October 9, 2020 – DCGHD COVID-19 Halloween Safety
- August 18, 2020 Press Release – DCGHD Reports Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Outbreaks
- July 24, 2020 Press Release – Defiance County Ohio Statewide Mask Mandate Joint Press Release
- July 23, 2020 Press Release – Public Health Advisory System Update and Fact Sheet
- July 20, 2020 Press Release – DCGHD Public Health Advisory System
- May 28, 2020 Press Release-DCGHD Change in Services in Response to COVID-19
- May 21, 2020 Press Release – DCGHD Reports Second Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Death
- April 22, 2020 Press Release – DCGHD Reports First Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Death
- April 8, 2020 Press Release – Change in Services Updated
- March 26, 2020 Press Release – DCGHD Reports Third Positive Case of COVID-19
- March 26, 2020 Distrito de Salud General del Condado de Defiance Reporta El Tercer caso de enfermedad Coronavirus (COVID-19)
- March 21, 2020 Press Release – DCGHD Reports Second Positive Case of COVID-19
- March 20, 2020 Press Release – DCGHD Reports First Positive Case of COVID-19
- March 17, 2020 Press Release – Changes in Services in Response to COVD-19
- March 13, 2020 Press Release – DCGHD Change in Services related to COVID-19
- March 13, 2020 Press Release – Coronavirus
- State of Ohio Press Conferences – at OhioChannel.org
Public Health Orders
*Click here for the full list of Public Health Orders
- Director’s Second Amended Order that All Persons Stay at Home During Specified Hours Unless Engaged in Work or Essential Activity
- Director’s Third Amended Order for Non-Congregate Sheltering to be utilized throughout Ohio
- Director’s Order for Retail and Business Compliance for Facial Coverings throughout the State of Ohio-11/16/2020
- Amended Order to Limit Access to Nursing Homes and Similar Facilities – 10/8/20
- Amended Sports Order – 9/25/20
- Amended Dine Safe Order (Impacting Retail Food Establishments) – 9/23/20
- Reporting & Notification of COVID-19 for K-12 Schools – 9/3/20
- Opening of Adult Day Care and Senior Centers – 8/31/20
- Youth, Collegiate, Amateur, Club, Professional Sports Orders (Amended) – 8/28/20
- Mandatory Requirements for Entertainment Venues – 8/25/2020
- Facial Coverings in Child Education Settings – 8/13/20
- Contact and Non-Contact Sports – 8/1/2020
- Amended Fair Orders – 7/30/2020
- State of Ohio Mask Mandate – 7/23/2020
- Extension of Public Health Orders – 7/7/2020
- Revised Order for Business Guidance and Social Distancing – 5/29/2020
- Stay Safe Ohio Orders – 4/30/2020
- Pubic Health Orders
- Stay at Home Orders Amended 4/2/2020
- K-12 School Orders – 3/30/20
- Stay at Home Orders 3/23/2020
- Restaurant and Bar Orders
- Mass Gathering Orders Amended – 3/17/2020
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
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