2019 Novel Coronavirus

COVID-19 (Coronavirus disease 2019)

Updated March 27, 2020

Current Situation:  Mercer County Cases = 2 

Latest Mercer County Health District Press Release: Press Release – COVID-19 – Additional Positive Cases_March 26

ODH has established a call center for the public regarding COVID-19 it can be reached at 1-833-427-5634.

Local Resources: COVID-19 Where Do I Go For Help

For up-to-date numbers of COVID-19 cases in the U.S.  CDC Coronavirus Page.         and Ohio:   ODH Coronovirus Page

Please contact the Mercer County Health District before visiting us and with any questions you have:  419-586-3251.  Immunizations have been suspended for the present time.

To help prevent infection with 2019-nCoV, take the precautions you normally would during cold and flu season:

  • Frequently wash your hands for 20 seconds or more with soapy water. If unavailable, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home while you are sick (except to visit a health care professional) and avoid close contact with others. If you need to see a healthcare provider, call ahead before going.
  • Cover your mouth/nose with a tissue or sleeve when coughing or sneezing.
  • Get adequate sleep and eat well-balanced meals to ensure a healthy immune system.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

Information on COVID-19 continues to rapidly change, please visit CDC Coronavirus Disease 2019 & ODH COVID-19 for the latest information.

Use of facemasks
The CDC is not recommending the use of facemasks (or respirators) among the general public:

  • Masks should be reserved for people who are sick to protect others from becoming infected.
  • If you have a confirmed or possible case (under investigation) of COVID-19, you should wear a facemask when around other people and before going to a health care provider’s office.
  • If you are not able to wear a facemask, people who are in the same room with you should wear one.
  • Facemasks should be used once and then thrown away in the trash.
  • Masks should be used by health workers and anyone else taking care of a person with confirmed or possible COVID-19.

Previous Press Releases:

Mercer County Health District Press Release – Mercer County COVID-19 positive 3-24-2020 – FINAL

Mercer County Health District – Press Release – Mercer County Collecting Personal Protective Equipment (…

Mercer County Health District – Press Release – COVID-19 – March 16

Mercer County Health District – Press Release – COVID-19 PUI Test Results – March 13

Mercer County Health District – Press Release – COVID-19 – March 12

Mercer County Health District – Press Release – COVID-19 – March 4

Mercer County Health District — Press Release – 2019 Novel Coronavirus