Defiance County Coronavirus Information

Defiance County Update
Effective 4/29/2022, Defiance County Health Department will no longer post a Weekly COVID-19 update. A 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.

November 2022

CDC Community Level
COVID-19 Community Levels are a new tool to help communities decide what prevention steps to take based on the latest data. Levels can be low, medium, or high and are determined by looking at hospital beds being used, hospital admissions, and the total number of new COVID-19 cases in an area. Take precautions to protect yourself and others from COVID-19 based on the COVID-19 Community Level.

October 2022

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. At DCGHD, with parental or legal guardian consent, individuals ages 6 months through 17 will be eligible to receive the Pfizer vaccines.

PFIZER PEDIATRIC & ADOLESCENT/ADULT VACCINE CLINIC

  • Pfizer Pediatric COVID vaccine for 6 months through 4 years of age
    • Offering 1st Dose
  • 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

Booster doses of the COVID-19 vaccines are recommended for people age 12 years and older as soon as eligible. Here are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about COVID-19 vaccine booster doses. Click the link below to learn more about primary and secondary boosters.

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

What to do if you test positive for COVID-19

If you test positive for COVID-19, follow the isolation protocol according to CDC guidelines. Current isolation and quarantine guidance can be found by clicking here. If you must isolate because of a positive COVID-19 test result, and need a letter for work, school, or any other reason, please click the letter link below. You may contact our office to speak with a Public Health nurse at 419-784-3818.

Quarantine
The date of your exposure is considered day 0. Day 1 is the first full day after your last contact with a person who has had COVID-19. Stay home and away from other people for at least 5 days.

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
  • Both proctored and un-proctored tests are available
    • Proctored tests are observed by a professional at OHIO.EMED.COM and can be used for travel, or other circumstances that require a next test to resume activities
    • Un-proctored tests can be used for testing for symptomatic individuals, but cannot be used for travel, 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 COVID-19 test kits 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.

COVID-19 Medication

COVID-19 medications are now available through your doctor, local pharmacies, and health clinics. If you have COVID-19 symptoms and test positive, do not wait to get treated. You must take oral COVID-19 medication within 5 days of your first COVID-19 symptoms. Click here to find a provider near you.

 

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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