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COMPLAINTS OR CONCERNS ABOUT MASKS, SOCIAL DISTANCING, ETC.

Please use our online form to report an issue with a local business not adhering to the Governor’s mandates, concerns about masks, or other COVID-19 related issues. Your concerns will be addressed by our compliance team. Click Here to be taken to the form. 

 

HOLIDAY CELEBRATIONS

As many people in the United States begin to plan for fall and winter holiday celebrations, GCPH and the CDC offers the following considerations to help protect individuals, their families, friends, and communities from COVID-19.

Public Health Guidance for Holiday Celebrations 2020

CDC'S COVID-19: Holiday Celebrations

 

DIRECTOR'S STAY AT HOME TONIGHT ORDER POSTED

The Director's Stay At Home Tonight order has been posted and can be found here.

 

PUBLIC HEALTH ADVISORY ALERT LEVELS 

Greene County remains at a red ALERT LEVEL 3 under the Ohio Public Health Advisory Alert System. This means that everyone should follow public health protocols for very high exposure and community spread. Visit Ohio Public Health Advisory System to learn more.

Additional Resources


Indicators Met for designation of Level 3 (4-5 indicators met) as of 11/25/20:

1) New Cases Per Capita
Flagged if greater than 50 cases per 100,000 residents over the last two weeks. Allows for counties with different population sizes to be appropriately compared.

2) Sustained Increase in New Cases
Flagged if increasing trend of at least 5 consecutive days in overall cases by onset date over the last 3 weeks. Reflects disease spread in the population.

3) Proportion of Cases Not Congregate Cases
Flagged if proportion of cases that are not in a congregate setting goes over 50% in at least one of the last 3 weeks. Used as indicator of greater risk of community spread.

4) Sustained increase in outpatient visits for COVID-like illness
Flagged if increasing trend of at least 5 consecutive days in the number of people going to a health care provider with COVID symptoms who then receive a COVID confirmed or suspected diagnosis over the last 3 weeks. Provides information on the health care seeking behavior of the population and a sense of how concerned residents are about their current health status and the virus.

5) Sustained increase in outpatient visits for COVID-like illness
Flagged if increasing trend of at least 5 consecutive days in the number of people going to a health care provider with COVID symptoms who then receive a COVID confirmed or suspected diagnosis over the last 3 weeks. Provides information on the health care seeking behavior of the population and a sense of how concerned residents are about their current health status and the virus.


STATEWIDE MASK ORDER

The statewide mask order was revised on Wednesday, November 11, 2020 with 3 new provisions:

On July 22, 2020, Governor Mike DeWine issued a statewide mask order to begin on Thursday, July 23, 2020 at 6:00pm until further notice. Masks are to be worn by everyone age 10 years old and older. Those who are excluded are those with a medical condition or disability; those communicating with someone with a disability; those who are actively excercising or playing sports; those who are officiants at religious services; those who are actively involved in public safety; or those who are actively eating or drinking.

In addition, ODH has included information on face shields, citing the CDC's recommendations. Click the link below:
COVID-19 FAQ: Face Shields

Watch this awesome PBS video: How Well Do Masks Work?

From the CDC: How To Select, Wear and Clean Your Mask. Making a decision about selecting a mask can be confusing. This new website provides tips on how to choose your masks and care for them properly.
 

TESTING 

COVID TESTS: Greene County Public Health is not doing COVID-19 testing at this time. If you need a test, please check with your primary care physician. If you do not have one or your primary care physician is not testing, we suggest that you contact the Kroger Little Clinic, Hometown Urgent Care in Xenia, or Premier Health.  

ANTIBODY TESTS: If you are interested in the antibody test, please contact Hometown Urgent Care or Premier Health for additional information (see links above). There may be a cost involved.

Explanation of the Different Types of Testing

For additional information on testing, please visit Testing and Community Health Centers to search by zip code or county for testing near you. This site will also share any pop-up testing sites available throughout the region and state. You can also check out the COVID-19 Ohio Testing FAQ page for the most frequently asked questions about testing.

Premier Health has moved the UD Arena testing site across the Great Miami River to the OnMain site, which is being redeveloped on the former locatin of the Mongtomery County Fairgrounds.

The OnMain testing site is open Monday-Friday, 10am - 5pm.

  • Drive-thru testing site will still require a physician's order for a test
  • Does not require an appointment

New Sites Now Open:

  • Operation 7 days/week from 9am - 5pm
  • These sites require an appointment

Atrium Medical Center
One Medical Center Drive in Middletown. This will be a drive-thru location near the Behavioral Health Unit canopy.

Upper Valley Medical Center
3130 N. County Road 25A, Troy. Drive-thru testing site in the parking lot northeast of the former Dettmer Hospital site.

Premier Health Urgent Care
6700 Commerce Center Drive, Vandalia. Patients are asked to call on arrival and a staff member will meet them at the door.

Premier Health Urgent Care
8 Prestige Plaza Drive, Miamisburg. Patients are asked to call on arrival and a staff member will meet them at the door.

3 Key Steps to Take While Waiting for Your COVID-19 Test Results


LIVING IN CLOSE QUARTERS

Older adults and people of any age who have serious underlying medical conditions are at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19. If your household includes people in these groups, then all family members should act as if they, themselves, are at higher risk. This can be difficult if space is limited for large or extended families living together. The following information and link may help you protect those who are most vulnerable in your household.

This document explains how to:

  • Protect the household when you leave for errands
  • Protect household members at high risk for severe illness
  • Protect children and others from getting sick
  • Care for a household member who is sick
  • Isolate a household member who is sick
  • Eat meals together and feed a sick household member



QUARANTINE & ISOLATION - WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE?

About Quarantine & Isolation

COVID-19 Quarantine FAQ

If you’re isolated or quarantined - COVID-19 Checklist

Helping the Isolated or Quarantined - COVID-19 Checklist

 

WHAT TO DO DURING SELF-QUARANTINE

  • Remain at home and avoid all in-person activities. This includes work, grocery stores and pharmacies, public events, and public places.
  • If you live in a home with other people who did not travel with you, stay in a separate room. If this is not possible, wear a face mask when you are in the same room and stay at least six feet away from others.
  • Do not leave home except to seek medical care. If you need to see a provider for reasons other than a medical emergency, please call in advance and discuss the care you need.
  • In the event of a medical emergency, call 9-1-1. Indicate that you are in home quarantine for novel coronavirus exposure. Keep a face mask on until you are asked by a health care provider to remove it.
  • Do not have visitors in your home.
  • Do not use public transportation, taxis, or ride-shares.

 

CONTACT TRACING

We all need to work together to help slow the spread of COVID-19. Contact tracing and self-quarantining of people with COVID-19 and close contacts are critical to help slow transmission of COVID-19 in our communities. Learn more about contact tracing here.