COVID-19

COVID-19

Have you recently been tested for COVID-19?

Find out your next steps here 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.

Regional pop-up testing sites are offered across the state. A new schedule is posted weekly. Find that here.

Results of the Ohio Department of Health Regional Pop-Up Testing on Oct. 19 and Oct. 26 available here.

Fayette County Public Health does not provide COVID-19 testing.


Reporting

COVID-19 Report

FCPH is reporting the updates for the 1/11/2021 weekly COVID-19 report. Please note – this is a 3 day total.

New:
90 positive cases (59 confirmed, 31 probable)
–20 of these were positive antigen tests
78 recoveries or closed cases (58 confirmed, 20 probable)

Cumulative:
2130 positive cases (1687 confirmed, 443 probable)
–Of those cases, 932 were male and 1198 were female
–319 total antigen tests, 2 antibody tests
1797 recoveries or closed cases
169 hospitalizations
29 deaths

There are currently 304 cases considered actively ill.

550 Fayette County residents have received the first dose of the vaccine.

Starting today, the local dashboard will be posted once a week, on Mondays as time allows. During the rest of the week, we will share a screenshot of the ODH COVID-19 dashboard for Fayette County.

As we prepare for the next phase of vaccinations, please remember that supply will continue to be very limited, and it will take time to vaccinate everyone in Phase 1b who wants one. We ask for your patience. Once we know how many vaccines we are receiving, we will be able to share information about appointment scheduling.

The Ohio Department of Health (ODH) is actively adding vaccine providers who will be able to give vaccines in addition to the health department. This could include hospitals, physicians, home health providers, and retail pharmacies. ODH has approximately 1,700 providers registered to distribute vaccines.

Thank you.

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

CONFIRMED
Cases that are confirmed by a laboratory with a positive PCR test.

PROBABLE
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
“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.

MONITORED
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
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).

Epidemiological Reports

11/30/2020
10/14/2020
10/7/2020
9/30/2020
9/23/2020
9/4/2020
8/24/2020
8/14/2020


Ohio Public Health Advisory System

Fayette County is currently Level 3 / Red. Find more information here.

Travel Advisory

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.


Resources

Coronavirus.ohio.gov

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

Complaints

If you have a complaint about compliance with Public Health Orders, please complete the form below.