January 11, 2021 -- COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, and deaths across the United States are still rising. The CDC recommends everyone take steps to slow the spread of COVID-19. Stay home if possible. Wear a mask, stay at least 6 feet apart, avoid crowds, and wash your hands often. The more steps you take, the more you are protected against COVID-19 and the more you protect those you love.
Watch this awesome PBS video: How Well Do Masks Work?
Your Council encourages Greene County seniors, caregivers and community members to stay informed and safe. The CDC has identified older adults and people with chronic medical conditions, such as heart disease, diabetes, and kidney disease, as having a higher risk for more serious COVID-19 illness.
As of Jan 11, 2021, vaccinations have begun. The Greene County Health District receives limited supplies of vaccine each week and is currently in Phase 1A. People who are eligible for Phase 1A or 1B can sign-up to be notified when GCPH can vaccinate them. Link to page: healthalert.gcph.info/covid19/signup
When vaccine is available for 1B and other phase, GCPH will announce clinics widely through local news sources, such as radio stations, newspapers, and community leaders, as well as on the GCPH website, social media, and via email if you sign up (see paragraph above).
When it is time to get your second dose, GCPH will contact you via a phone call. The number will come up as 937-347-5030. Please answer this call which will have information about getting the second dose.
It will take many months before everyone who wants the vaccine has been vaccinated, so precautions will need to be followed for some time. Please continue to protect yourself so you, your loved ones, and our community can get through the pandemic safely.
Greene County remains on a red Alert Level 3 health alert from the Public Health Department (healthalert.gcph.info/covid19)
We encourage you to seek out additional information through reliable resources such as the following:
CDC Website (cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/)
Ohio Department of Health Coronavirus website (www.coronavirus.ohio.gov)
Greene County Public Health website (www.gcph.info/)
For COVID-19 questions, please call the Ohio Department of Health Call Center
at 1-833-427-5634, 9am to 8pm