Defiance County Coronavirus Information

Defiance County Update
Defiance County Health Department will post Weekly COVID-19 data every Friday and Monthly COVID-19 data after the end of the month. Additional county level data can be found by visiting the CDC County Level COVID-19 Tracking page and the Ohio Department of Health COVID-19 Dashboard.

Weekly Update

CDC Data
Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) COVID-19 Integrated County View site provides an integrated, county view of key data for monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States; level of transmission, cases, deaths, hospitalizations, etc. It allows for the exploration of standardized data across the country. The CDC’s Data Tracker website is updated daily by 8:00pm. Click the link below to view data for Defiance County.  Select “Ohio” and “Defiance County”. Scroll down to view vaccination data and case data.

Click here for more information on Reading the CDC Level of Community Transmission Map

The Level of Community Transmission map uses two indicators:

  1. Total number of new cases per 100,000 persons within the last 7 days
    • Total number of new cases per 100,000 persons within the last 7 days is calculated by adding the number of new cases in the county in the last 7 days divided by the population in the county and multiplying by 100,000.
  1. Percentage of positive diagnostic and screening nucleic acid amplification tests (NAAT) during the last 7 days.
    • Percentage of positive diagnostic and screening NAAT during the last 7 days is calculated by dividing the number of positive tests in the county during the last 7 days by the total number of tests resulted over the last 7 days.

If the two indicators suggest different transmission levels, the higher level is selected. Transmission categories include:

Blue (Low Transmission): Control is achieved largely through individual prevention behaviors and the public health response to identify and isolate cases or clusters.
Threshold: Counties with fewer than 10 cumulative cases per 100,000 population in the past 7 days, and a cumulative percent test positivity result below 5% in the past 7 days.

Yellow (Moderate Transmission):
Adherence to individual and selected community level prevention strategies are needed.
Threshold: Counties with 10-49 cumulative cases per 100,000 population or a cumulative test positivity result between 5.0-7.9% in the past 7 days.

Orange (Substantial Transmission): Everyday activities should be limited to reduce spread and protect the health care system.
Threshold: Counties with 50-99 cumulative cases per 100,000 population or a cumulative test positivity result between 8.0-9.9% in the past 7 days.

Red (High Transmission): Significant measures are needed to limit contact between persons, with priority given to maintaining essential community activities and services (e.g., health care, transportation, food and agriculture, schools).
Threshold: Counties with cumulative cases = 100 per 100,000 population or a cumulative test positivity result = 10.0% in the past 7 days.

Monthly Update

To view previous month’s data, view the Communicable Disease Report

ODH Data
The Ohio Department of Health’s (ODH)  COVID-19 Dashboard displays the most recent data reported in Defiance County about cases, hospitalizations, deaths, and demographics related to COVID-19. The “COVID-19 Update” is updated after 2:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Click the link below to view the Dashboard.

COVID-19 Vaccination

Ohio is distributing safe, effective COVID-19 vaccines statewide to those who choose to be vaccinated.  Those that are interested in receiving the COVID-19 vaccine can contact one of the Defiance County locations found below. Individuals 5 years of age and older are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. With parental or legal guardian consent, individuals ages 5 through 17 will be eligible to receive the Pfizer vaccines, which is the only COVID-19 vaccine currently authorized for use under age 18. Currently, no COVID-19 vaccines have been authorized for use in children under the age of 5.

NEXT COVID-19 VACCINE CLINIC:
Wednesday January 26, 2022 from 2:30pm-4:30pm at DCGHD

  • Pfizer Pediatric COVID vaccine for 5-11 years of age
    • Offering 1st Dose or 2nd Dose*
      • *To receive a 2nd dose children must be 21 days or more past their 1st dose & parents must bring proof of their 1st dose vaccination
  • Pfizer Adolescent/Adult COVID vaccine for 12 years and older
    • Offering 1st Dose, 2nd Dose, or Booster**
      • **Booster is available to adults 12 years and older that are 5 months past their 2nd dose

Vaccine Booster Information

A booster dose can be given to individuals 12 years and older. 

  • Booster doses for the Moderna vaccine are now available for adults 18 year and older, when the primary series was completed at least six months ago, meaning at least six months after your second dose.
  • Booster doses for the Pfizer vaccine are now available for individuals 12 years and older, when the primary series was completed at least five months ago, meaning at least five months after your second dose.
  • Booster doses for the Johnson and Johnson vaccine are now available for adults 18 year and older whose shot was completed at least 2 months ago.
  • If you are 18 years and older you may choose which COVID-19 vaccine you receive as a booster dose.

For more information, visit the Ohio Department of Health’s website at gettheshot.coronavirus.ohio.gov or call the Ohio Department of Health’s COVD-19 call center at 1-833-427-5634

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.

LocationContact Information
Kroger-DefianceVisit: www.kroger.com/health
Mercy Health-DefianceCall: 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/#/
Walgreens-Defiance https://www.walgreens.com/findcare/vaccination/covid-19/
Residents will need to create an account in order to schedule an appointment.
Community Memorial HospitalCall Community Memorial Hospital at 419-542-5681
Hicksville PharmacyCall: 419-542-6218
Okuley PharmacyCall: 419-784-4800 Select option 2
Tuesday-Thursday 9:00am - 4:00pm
OR visit https://www.okuleypharmacy.com/
Rite Aid Pharmacy (North Clinton Street & E. Second St., Defiance) Visit https://www.riteaid.com/covid-19
Meijer Pharmacy-Defiance Visit https://clinic.meijer.com/ or text "COVID" to 75049
Wal-Mart Pharmacy - Defiance Visit https://www.walmart.com/cp/flu-shots-immunizations/1228302
Defiance Everside Health (Activate)Call: 419-782-2147
Address: 25568 Elliot Road Defiance, OH 43512
Please contact a provider for vaccine instructions and availability - Updated 10/26/21

Vaccine Links & Resources

Updated Isolation & Quarantine Guidance 1.3.2022

The Ohio Department of Health has released a flow chart based on the CDC’s updated guidance following an exposure to someone with COVID-19. Regardless of vaccination status or symptoms, anyone who tests positive for COVID-19 must isolate for at least 5 days. However, if symptoms are improving, isolation may end on the sixth day following either symptom onset or a positive COVID-19 test if the person consistently wears a mask for the next five days. Detailed quarantine and isolation guidance are available in the flow chart. The Ohio Department of Health has also updated K-12 school quarantine guidance including “mask to stay” and “test to play” timelines accordingly.

More information on updated guidance can be found at here.

Quarantine
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.

Isolation
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).

DCGHD has a limited supply of COVID-19 Home test kits

  • Take-home COVID-19 Test Kits available at Defiance County Health Department by Calling 419-784-3818
  • The BinaxNOW kit is a self administered COVID-19 antigen test
  • Tests are for personal use and cannot be used for travel, return to school, or to end quarantine.
  • View the BinaxNOW Covid-19 self test instruction video
  • Positive test results can be reported to www.mynavica.abbott
    • Users will need to create a account and click “”Self Report Results” under “My Profile”
Order Free at-home COVID-19 Tests 
  • Each home can order 4 COVID-19 tests from the Federal Government
  • Tests are free
  • Orders will usually ship in 7-12 days
Order your tests now so you have them when you need them: Visit covidtests.gov to place an order.
 

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.

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, wearing a face covering when around others, and getting vaccinated if eligible. 

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.

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Public Health Orders

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