The Van Wert County Courthouse

Thursday, Apr. 2, 2020

COVID-19 update: Still no confirmed cases

VW independent/submitted information

The Van Wert County General Health District reports there are currently no confirmed cases of COVID‐19 in Van Wert County, as of 1 p.m. Thursday, March 26. 

County health officials note they will be the first to receive report of a confirmed case and will release the information as soon as it is received. Health officials note they are committed to monitoring and promoting the health and welfare of the public. As the health district continues to monitor the situation, information will be shared as is necessary to protect the public, while also considering the privacy of the rights of all those affected. 

Health officials encourage local residents to get their information from credible sources and to not spread rumors. In addition, they ask that local residents be kind and remember that county residents are all in this together. 

The virus is still believed to be widespread in all communities and local health officials urge county residents to take action and abide by the Ohio Health Director Dr. Amy Acton’s “stay at home order” to help slow the spread of the disease. 

“Please do your part to slow the spread of the virus by staying home, avoiding unnecessary travel, shopping trips, and practice social distancing when around other people with the exception of family or household members,” health officials said in a release on Thursday. “Work from home when possible.”

The Ohio Department of Health has opened a call center to answer questions regarding coronavirus (COVID‐19). The call center will be open seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and can be reached at 1‐833‐4‐ASK‐ODH (1‐833‐427‐5634). 

For more information, visit the Van Wert County General Health District website at www.vanwertcountyhealth.org or follow the Van Wert County Health Department on Facebook. 

POSTED: 03/26/20 at 1:38 pm. FILED UNDER: News