The Van Wert County Courthouse

Thursday, May. 28, 2020

Second county COVID-19 case confirmed

VW independent/submitted information

The Van Wert County General Health District (VWCGHD) continues to see community spread of COVID‐19. Currently Van Wert County has two confirmed cases, and, as of 2 p.m., the state of Ohio has 2,199 confirmed cases, 585 hospitalizations, and 55 deaths in Ohio. 

VWCGHD is committed to monitoring and promoting the health and welfare of the public. As staff members continue to monitor situations of COVID‐19 in the community, the information will be shared as is necessary to protect the public, while also considering the privacy of the rights of all those affected. No personal information about the positive cases will be released. 

Upon notification of a positive COVID‐19 case, the General Health District staff begins a thorough investigation by contacting the person who tested positive and obtaining a list of that person’s close contacts. Those people are then contacted and advised that they need to quarantine at home and monitor symptoms. 

The VWCGHD stresses to the public the importance of following the Ohio Health Department director’s order that all persons stay at home unless engaged in essential work or activity. To help slow down the spread of the virus, citizens must follow the guidelines established by ODH. It is especially important to avoid close contact with others and stay at least six feet away from others. 

The county General Health District continues to do everything it can to maintain a high level of preparedness. Staff members are in constant communications with the Ohio Department of Health, regional, county, and community partners. The Health District urges local residents to get their information from credible sources. The district also encourage county residents to treat each other with kindness. 

For more information about COVID‐19, contact the county General Health District at 419.238.0808. For information on COVID‐19, including ways people can prepare and help protect the health of themselves and others, go to www.coronavirus.ohio.gov or call 833.427.5634). Information and resources are also available from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention at www.coronavirus.gov

POSTED: 03/31/20 at 5:08 pm. FILED UNDER: News