Have you recently been tested for COVID-19? Find out your next steps and learn about contact tracing here.
Do you need a test for COVID-19?
Contact your healthcare provider. If you do not have a healthcare provider, contact an urgent care or same day care.
Call ahead if you suspect you have COVID-19.
The provider will give you instructions as to what to do next.
The Ohio Department of Health provides a directory of testing and community health centers here.
Fayette County Public Health does not provide COVID-19 testing.
This report is updated Monday, Wednesday, and Friday by 5 p.m. Cases are updated 7 days a week at 2 p.m. on coronavirus.ohio.gov.
The information that we report is the most updated information at the time it is posted. Data is presented in real-time and numbers may fluctuate due to change in case status or jurisdiction.
FCPH is working with the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) to conduct contact tracing to determine if any of the close contacts of these individuals are sick. All of these close contacts are asked to quarantine themselves for 14 days and monitor themselves for symptoms of fever, cough, or shortness of breath. FCPH is highly committed to maintaining patient privacy and confidentiality. If you are not contacted, you did not have close extended contact with the cases.
COVID-19 Report Definitions
Cases that are confirmed by a laboratory with a positive PCR test.
Effective 4/9/2020, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) established diagnostic criteria for probable COVID-19 cases. These are often symptomatic household contacts of an individual who is confirmed with a positive lab test. These can also be symptomatic individuals who are diagnosed with an active infection using an antigen test or individuals who have had a positive antibody test.
“Recovered” means an individual who was diagnosed as confirmed or probable, and who has been isolated for at least 10 days, fever-free for at least 24 hours, showing no other symptoms, and is released from monitoring by Fayette County Public Health.
Individuals who are being monitored by FCPH include confirmed and probable cases who are actively ill and in isolation – and – close contacts who are in quarantine
Close contacts of an ill person are typically:
• individuals living in the same home,
• intimate partners,
• individuals providing home care for an ill person without using recommended precautions,
• individuals who have had close contact (within 6 feet of the ill person) for a prolonged period of time (definitions for prolonged time vary from 10 minutes or more to 30 minutes when speaking in terms outside of providing medical care).
Ohio Public Health Advisory System
Fayette County is currently Level 3 / Red. Find more information here.
Find this week’s travel advisory here.
Guidance & Recommendations
Fayette County School Guidance
Clinic guidance for Fayette County Schools can be found here.
Sector Specific Operating Guidelines
For the Responsible ReStart Ohio Sector Specific Operating Guidelines, click here.
The Ohio Department of Health has launched a website with comprehensive information about coronavirus/COVID-19. View that site here.
Ohio Coronavirus Hotline – 1-833-427-5634
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