Novel Coronavirus Information
The Kent City Health Department is committed to notifying, educating, and preparing Kent City residents for Novel Coronavirus, or COVID-19, and continues to work with Kent State University, the Portage County Health District, and the Ohio Department of Health on plans and preparations for the safety of our communities.
Ohio rescinded the pandemic health orders as of 06/02/2021. Individuals that are not fully vaccinated are recommended to use facial coverings (masks) in the state of Ohio in public places. The full news release can be found here.
Responsible Ohio: Guidance for restaurants and bars, personal services such as salons and barbers, retail, child care, and more can be found here.
- Businesses who desire to put their customers at ease regarding the safety measures taken to protect patrons can find out how to do so by visiting the SAFER Business page.
Testing: Information can be found via the Ohio Department of Health website here. Due to overwhelming demand for testing, there are updates at the Walker Cleveland Community COVID-19 testing site. Those updates can be found here.
KCHD COVID-19 Resources
- Preventing the Spread of COVID-19 (PDF)
- What is Social Distancing?
- What is the Difference Between Isolation and Quarantine?
- Personal Protective Equipment in Public (PDF)
- Managing Fears and Anxiety Around COVID-19
- Troubleshooting Mask Issues
Resources From Other Organizations
Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (Unemployment Insurance Benefits)
For questions on COVID-19, please call the ODH call center at 1-833-4-ASK-ODH.
The World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic on March 11, 2020. COVID-19 is spreading rapidly but its impact can be lessened if we earnestly do the things we have heard repeatedly. As a reminder those things are:
- Wear facial coverings (masks) if not fully vaccinated when in public
- Wash your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds or use alcohol hand rub frequently
- Stay away from large gatherings of people, maintain a six-foot distance from others
- Clean high touch surfaces frequently, like doorknobs, keyboards, remotes, and cell phones
- Stay home if you are sick
- Stay away from people you know to be ill
- Get your flu shot (visit vaccinefinder.org to find a location near you)
- Keep your hands away from your face
- Cough or sneeze into a sleeve or elbow
While COVID-19 is typically linked to older adults or those currently with health problems young, healthy individuals may still come down with the virus. We strongly urge everyone, of all ages, to adhere to the above recommendations.
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