COVID-19


If you have tested positive for COVID-19, please click the red button below to complete the case investigation survey (below):


Frequently asked questions about vaccination
Where can I get a COVID-19 vaccine?
Can I get a third dose or booster vaccine?
How can I replace a lost vaccination card?
Where can I get tested?
When does my quarantine or isolation period end?
Resources for Patients and Providers
Case & Vaccination Reporting Dashboard

Frequently asked questions about vaccination

Am I eligible to get a vaccine?
The State of Ohio is currently vaccinating all individuals 12 and over who choose to receive the vaccine.

Where can I get a vaccine in Fayette County?
See below.

Am I eligible for a third dose? I am immunocompromised.
See below.

Am I eligible for a booster dose?
Pfizer/Comirnaty is the only vaccine that is currently approved for a booster dose. For more information and to see if you are eligible, click here.

Do I have to be a patient or a customer?
Anyone eligible to receive the vaccine may receive it at any location – you do not have to be a patient or customer.

How much will the vaccine cost?
The vaccine will be offered at no cost at all locations. Vaccine providers can bill a patient’s insurance for a fee to administer the vaccine, but will not be able to charge the patient. Providers can seek reimbursement for uninsured patients from the Health Resources and Services Administration’s Provider Relief Fund.  

Which provider should I schedule with?
You may register or schedule with the provider of your choice

How can I replace a lost vaccination card?
Please contact the agency, pharmacy, or medical provider that provided your vaccination to get a replacement card.  If you received your vaccine through Fayette County Public Health, you may get a replacement card at our office, 317 S. Fayette Street. Our lobby is currently closed to the public. When you arrive, please call from the parking lot so a staff member can assist you- 740-335-5910. Please bring a photo ID.

Third dose for immunocompromised individuals

On August 13, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advised that an additional, or third dose, of messenger RNA (mRNA) Covid-19 vaccine could be given to people who are immunocompromised (have weakened immune systems) and have already received two doses of either Moderna or Pfizer vaccine. At this time, an additional dose is not recommended for those who received the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Further evaluation and guidance specific to that vaccine is pending.

Currently, the third dose of COVID-19 vaccines is only available to a small group of immunocompromised individuals following completion of a primary mRNA vaccine series, according to the U.S. Food & Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Other fully vaccinated individuals do not need an additional vaccine dose at this time.

People who are moderately to severely immunocompromised makeup about 3% of the adult population, according to the CDC.

  • Individuals undergoing active treatment for cancer (solid tumor and hematologic malignancies). 
  • Individuals who have received a solid-organ transplant and are taking immunosuppressive therapy.
  • Individuals who have received a CAR-T-cell or hematopoietic stem cell transplant (within two years of transplant or taking immunosuppression therapy).
  • Individuals with moderate or severe primary immunodeficiency (e.g., DiGeorge syndrome, Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome).
  • Individuals with advanced or untreated HIV infection. 
  • Individuals undergoing active treatment with high-dose corticosteroids (i.e., ≥20mg prednisone or equivalent per day), alkylating agents, antimetabolites, transplant-related immunosuppressive drugs, cancer chemotherapeutic agents classified as severely immunosuppressive, tumor-necrosis (TNF) blockers, and other biologic agents that are immunosuppressive or immunomodulatory.

Those seeking an additional dose should contact their primary care provider (PCP) to discuss their situation and potentially schedule an appointment with their PCP or vaccination provider of choice (such as the health department or a participating pharmacy).

Vaccination

Fayette County Public Health is offering the following vaccination clinics

Office appointments – Fayette County Public Health, 317 S. Fayette Street, WCH
Time: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., By Appointment (call 740-335-5910)
Moderna (Mondays) – October 18, 25
Johnson & Johnson (Wednesdays) – October 13, 20, 27
Pfizer – (Friday) – October 22

Drive-Thru  – No appointment needed
All 3 vaccines, flu, high dose flu (based on availability)
Friday, October 15, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Fayette County Airport, 2770 SR 38, Washington C.H.
Tuesday, October 19, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. – Crossroads Christian Church, 175 Halliday Way, Washington C.H.
Friday, October 29, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Fayette County Fairgrounds

No appointment is necessary, and no appointments will be scheduled. Vaccines will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Masks required.

Who is Eligible:

  • Flu Vaccine,  6 months and older
  • High-dose Flu Vaccine,  65 years and older
  • Pfizer, 12 years and older, 1st, 2nd, 3rd dose (for immunocompromised) or booster (for specific eligible individuals)
  • Moderna, 18 years and older, 1st, 2nd, or 3rd dose (for immunocompromised)
  • Johnson & Johnson, 18 yrs and older, 1 dose

Cost:

COVID-19 – no cost
Flu – Covered by insurance or $25 self-pay
High-dose flu – Covered by insurance or $65 self-pay

FCPH accepts these insurance providers: Aetna, Aetna Medicare, Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield. Anthem BCBS Medicare, Buckeye, Caresource, Cigna (Allied Health), Humana, Medicaid of Ohio, Medical Mutual, Medicare B(for Flu and Pneumonia Only), Medigold, Molina, Ohio PPO Connect, Paramount, United HealthCare, United HealthCare Community Plan.

For other local vaccination providers including pharmacies and healthcare providers, visit https://gettheshot.coronavirus.ohio.gov/

If you require assistance, please call 740-335-5910 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., M-F, to schedule your appointment.

Save time – print & complete the registration form the day of your appointment, and bring it with you!


Transportation – The Fayette County Transportation Program will transport anyone in Fayette County who needs to get their vaccine appointment. Anyone who needs transportation is asked to call 740-335-9628 to schedule as soon as they have an appointment time for the vaccine.

What You Need to Know About Your Vaccination Appointment at FCPH

Please bring – Your identification.
Please do NOT bring – Extra people. Only the individual who is receiving the vaccine may come to the appointment. An exception will be made for individuals who need assistance. Please wear – A short-sleeved shirt or some type of clothing that will allow easy access for the vaccine to be given.
Screening Form – This form will be available at your appointment, but if you would like to print & complete it ahead of time, you can find a copy here. The screening questions are time-sensitive – please do not complete and sign the form until the day of your appointment.
Before your vaccine: All patients will be required to participate in a brief health screening upon arrival.
After your vaccine: All patients will be required to stay 15-30 minutes after receiving the vaccine in order to monitor you for any adverse reactions.

Vaccine recipients must be age 12 or older to be eligible for the Pfizer vaccine, and age 18 or older to be eligible for the Moderna or Johnson & Johnson vaccines. 
For boosters (Pfizer/Comirnaty) and third doses (Pfizer/Comirnaty or Moderna) 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.


Testing

Curbside Distribution of At-Home COVID Test Kits  – Internet Access Required
Fayette County Public Health is offering at-home COVID 19 test kits while supplies last. The test must be completed online under the guidance of a medical professional. This is done with an app that can be downloaded to a computer or smartphone.

There is no cost. The person taking the test must be 4 years or older and must be exhibiting at least one symptom of COVID-19. There is a limit of 3 per household.

Reliable internet access or a smartphone is needed to complete the test. If you do not have reliable internet access, visit faycohd.org for a list of testing providers. Fayette County Public Health is unable to issue release of isolation letters for at-home tests that are not proctored online.

To get a kit via the curbside delivery process: Send a person (not the sick person) to pick up a test from the health department located at 317 S. Fayette Street.

The person picking up the test must have the name, date of birth, and email address of the person who is taking the test. If the sick person is 17 or younger, please provide a parent’s email. The person picking up the test should:

  • Go to Fayette County Public Health located at 317 S. Fayette Street, Washington Court House; 
  • Park as directed by the signs and stay in car; 
  • Call 740-335-5910 & ask for a test kit; 
  • Wait for a staff member to bring paperwork.

Once the paperwork is complete, you will receive a test kit or kits and instructions.

COVID-19 test providers – This list is not complete at this time – it will be updated as we receive information. If you are a provider who is not on this list, please send your info to: pio@fayette-co-oh.com to be added.

** Please call ahead or visit websites for details, instructions & to schedule an appointment.**

Healthcare providers

  • ABC Pediatrics (for patients) – 740-335-0886
  • Adena at Fayette Same Day Care – Walk in or call 740-333-3333 or visit www.Adena.org/urgentcare to schedule
  • HealthSource of Ohio – 740-335-8608
  • Thompson Family Healthcare – 740-313-7369
  • Greater Tomorrow Urgent Care, Wilmington (rapid testing) – (937) 383-1040

Pharmacies

ISOLATION AND QUARANTINE

If you have been diagnosed with COVID-19 and you will need an isolation or quarantine release letter to return to work or school, please complete our online case investigation survey to expedite the processing of this letter.

We typically receive positive test results 1-2 days after the positive individual receives them but it can take up to 7 days during a surge.

Once we receive the results, our staff will call people who are:
—18 years old or younger
—65 years or older

We ask that everyone else complete the online survey. Once that is completed, we will do our best to process the letters within 2 to 3 days. You can receive your letter quicker if you provide an email address.

A case investigator will call or email you only if we have additional questions.

People who would prefer to talk to a nurse to complete the case investigation can still do so, but we encourage those who are able to complete the survey online to do that instead.

If you need assistance, please call our office at 740-335-5910 during business hours: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday – Friday.

Please note – we are unable to provide isolation or quarantine letters in the following circumstances:

–Isolation letter – you took an at-home test that was not proctored (viewed) by a medical professional via a telehealth visit.

–Quarantine letter – You have not been identified as a close contact of a person with COVID-19.

The information collected in case investigations helps Fayette County Public Health staff to better understand what is happening in the community, identify disease trends, find outbreak clusters, and identify close contacts that may need to be quarantined. If you have additional questions about quarantine or isolation, visit: https://www.cdc.gov/…/your…/quarantine-isolation.html.

Graphic courtesy of Fairfield County Health Department

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Q. I just took a test for COVID-19. What should I do next?

A.  If you took a test because you are experiencing symptoms, you and members of your immediate household should stay home until you get your results.

Q. I tested positive for COVID-19. What should I do now?

A.  If you are sick or if you have tested positive for COVID‐19 without symptoms:

  • Stay home and stay away from others, even in your own home.
  • Stay home until after least 10 days since symptoms first appeared and at least 24 hours with no fever without fever‐reducing medication and symptoms have improved.
  • If you live with others, stay in a specific “sick room” or area and away from other people or animals, including pets, if at all possible. Use a separate bathroom, if available.
  • Notify your close contacts.

Q. What is a close contact? 

A. Close contacts of an ill person are typically:

  • individuals living in the same home;
  • individuals who have had close contact (within 6 feet of the ill person) for a prolonged period of time (for at least 15 minutes)
  • intimate partners;
  • individuals providing home care for an ill person without using recommended precautions;
  • individuals who have had direct physical contact with an infected individual (touched, hugged or kissed them).
  • individuals who have shared eating or drinking utensils with a close contact.

Q: What if I ended up having a repeat close contact with the person who is sick during my quarantine? What if I have contact with someone else sick with COVID-19? Do I need to restart my quarantine?

A: Yes. You will have to restart your quarantine from the last day you had close contact with anyone who has COVID-19.

Q: What if I live with someone who has COVID-19 and cannot avoid continued close contact?

A: You should avoid contact with others outside the home while the person is sick, and your quarantine will start after the person who has COVID-19 meets the criteria to end home isolation (which is 10 days have passed and they are fever-free for 24 hours and other symptoms are improving).

School Quarantine Q&A

Q: How are quarantine dates determined?

A: Fayette County Public Health staff issues quarantine letters for close contacts of COVID-positive individuals using protocols provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Ohio Department of Health.

Q. Can you change my child’s quarantine release date?

A. Quarantine release dates are determined after a thorough case investigation is completed. Once that date has been established, we are unable to change it. 

Q. Who was my child exposed to?

A. In order to protect the privacy of individuals who are reported as positive cases, we are unable to share the information provided to us in the case investigations. We encourage individuals who are identified as positive to notify their close contacts, but this does not always take place. Although we contact parents as soon as possible, in some cases we may find that your child had more than one exposure prior to notification.

Q. My child wears a mask at all times in the classroom. Why were they quarantined?

A. The k-12 school guidance issued by the Ohio Department of Health is specific to classroom settings. For exposure outside of the classroom, normal quarantine procedures apply.

The quarantine guidance for schools is based on a number of mitigation strategies the schools have put in place including masks, distancing, increased ventilation, and cleaning protocols. Because these protocols are not in place in other environments (such as lunch, sports, extracurricular activities, and activities that take place off of school premises), students who have been exposed outside of the classroom setting are subject to normal quarantine procedures.

While we understand the hardship that quarantine can put on a family, we are required to adhere to the protocols established by the CDC and ODH.

Our staff is working as diligently as we can to complete case investigations and get isolation and quarantine letters in the hands of parents and students so that we can slow the spread, get past this surge, and keep our students in school.

For more information:
Fayette County Public Health K-12 School Guidance
State of Ohio School COVID-19 School Reporting Dashboard
Ohio’s K-12 Quarantine Procedures
Mask Research

Local Dashboards

Resources for patients and providers:

Ohio Department of Health (ODH)

Where can I get the shot in Ohio?
COVID-19 Vaccination Program
Frequently Asked Questions About COVID-19 Vaccine
Myths Vs. Facts COVID-19 Vaccine

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Frequently Asked Questions About COVID-19 Vaccine
Benefits of Getting Vaccinated
Considerations for People with Underlying Medical Conditions
Different COVID-19 Vaccines
Understanding mRNA Vaccines
What to Expect At Your Vaccination Appointment

Information for Vaccination Providers

Vaccination Program Provider FAQ
COVID-19 Vaccine Provider Information

Other Resources:

VSafe After Vaccination Health Checker
Cominarty Approval Letter
Moderna EUA Fact Sheet for Recipients
Moderna Overview for Vaccine Recipients
Pfizer-BioNTech EUA Fact Sheet for Vaccine Recipients
Jannsen Fact Sheet for Vaccine Recipients