Job Opening

For Immediate Release: 06-01-2021

Regional Epidemiologist - Full-time position, serving ten counties and will act as a resource in epidemiologic investigations and analyses to the local health jurisdictions. He/she will assess and investigate diseases, perform data analysis for local health departments, train disease reporters such as health departments, Infection Control Practitioners (ICPs), labs, hospital Emergency Room (ER) staff and physician’s offices on using Ohio Disease Reporting System (ODRS), and maintain a database of 24/7 contacts for all disease reporters.

Position requires extensive report writing.  Work will include additional out of county travel, training and certification as determined by the Health Department and the State of Ohio. Work hours are primarily Monday through Friday; 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. with some weekend hours on occasion.  Position has an excellent benefit package, close to home and a pleasant working environment.

Applicant must possess good verbal and written communication skills and computer proficiency. Minimum qualifications require a valid Ohio driver’s license; have a vehicle for required travel and proof of current vehicular liability coverage.  Must have a Master’s degree in Public Health OR Bachelors of Science degree in public health or nursing (BSN). Must have completed or enroll in a basic epidemiology course and one graduate level course in epidemiology or biostatistics. Send resume by the close of business June 18, 2021 or until the position is filled. To: Attn: Shawn Ray, Health Commissioner, Noble County Health Department, 44069 Marietta RD, Caldwell, Ohio 43724. An equal opportunity employer.

COVID-19 Vaccine appointments

For Immediate Release: 04-08-2021

We have openings available to receive your COVID-19 Vaccination. Use one of the options below to schedule now:

  • Noble County Health Department COVID-19 Vaccine Registration Form (18 and Over) - click the link below to utilize this Form, a Google account is required. 

    Vaccine Registration Form (18 and Over) - Click Here

  • Call the Noble County Health Department directly at 740-732-4958 and we will schedule you an appointment over the phone.
Extended hour and Weekend COIVd-19 vaccine clinics

 For Immediate Release: 04-05-2021

 

Looking for a vaccine appointment that better fits your schedule? The Noble County Health Department is offering extended hour and weekend clinics to anyone 18 and older wishing to receieve their COVID-19 Vaccine.

 

  • Friday, April 9th from 3:00pm to 7:30pm
  • Saturday, April 17th from 8:30am to 11 am

To schedule call 1-866-395-1588 or click here - https://forms.gle/y8XbEHYZ2UwM6e5C8 

Southeast ohio COMMUNITY HEALTH surveys

 For Immediate Release: 03-29-2021

 

 

Southeast Ohio Community Health Surveys Begin This Week

 

Caldwell, Ohio – March 29, 2021 – This week, the Southeast Ohio Health Improvement Collaborative will begin its survey of Southeast Ohio residents as part of a community health assessment process. The Southeast Ohio Health Improvement Collaborative are working closely with the Hospital Council of Northwest Ohio, Ohio University, and researchers at the University of Toledo to conduct the survey. Over the next two months, 15,000 Southeast Ohio residents will be randomly selected to participate in a survey of adults ages 19-years and older. Residents of Southeast Ohio who are randomly selected are urged to complete and return the survey.

 

The anonymous survey asks participants to answer questions about general health, risk and protective health factors, and access to health care. These answers will create a snapshot of the health of Southeast Ohio residents. The results will guide many public and private agencies in their program planning over the next several years by identifying key health problems. The final community health assessment report will be published in the summer of 2021 at which time the results will be used to prioritize needs and create a community health improvement plan.

 

The Southeast Ohio Health Improvement Collaborative are composed of many public and private agencies that make up the public health system. The partners include: Coshocton City Health Department, Coshocton County Health Department, Genesis Healthcare System, Morgan County Health Department, Noble County Health Department, Ohio Alliance for Innovation in Population Health, Ohio University, Perry County Health Department, and Zanesville/Muskingum County Health Department. 

 

For More Information, Contact:

Rick Hodges | Assistant Clinical Professor

Ohio University

Phone: (614) 793-5645 | Fax: (614) 793-5688

 

Email: hodgesr@ohio.edu

Community Health Assessment

 For Immediate Release: 03-24-2021

 

The Noble County Health Department is inviting you to review the draft 2021 Community Health Assessment. If needed, a printed version is available upon request for you at the Health Department. We appreciate your comments, concerns, or questions which can be directed to either Kirby Moore at Kirby.Moore@noblecohd.org or Samantha Hesson at samantha.hesson@noblecohd.org, they can also be reached by calling the Health Department at 740-732-4958. Please click here to access the Assessment

COVID-19 Vaccine Registration Form

For Immediate Release: 03-24-2021

Noble County Health Department COVID-19 Vaccine Registration Form (18 and Over)

In an effort to provide the community with an additional option for COVID-19 Vaccine registration we have created a Google Form that can be used to help register individuals for the vaccine. Please read all the information and click the link below to utilize this Form, a Google account is required. 

Vaccine Registration Form (18 and Over) - Click Here

  • By completing this form your general information will be submitted to the Scheduling Call Center.
  •  The Call Center will contact you by the phone number provided and ask you for additional information. This call back will not take place on the same day you submit the form. ***(Please answer all your calls, what you assume may be a tele-marketing call could be the Call Center trying to contact you)***
  • During this call you will be assigned a time and location - You will not be able to request specific times and dates.  
  • Completing this form does not guarantee that you will be able to receive a vaccine, this is a screening process to get a list of eligible people. Scheduling is prioritized by age, need, governor’s orders and vaccine availability. 
  • This survey may also be closed after all of our registration spots are filled.

PLEASE DO NOT CALL TO ASK IF YOU WERE SCHEDULED.  THE SCHEDULING CALL CENTER WILL CALL YOU. People who are unable or uncomfortable with using online registration can now contact the Noble County Health Department at 740-732-4958 ro schedule an apppointment.

VACCINATION PHASES  2C & 1E

For Immediate Release: 03-17-2021

Governor Mike DeWine has announced the individuals who are included in Phase 1E of Ohio's vaccination plan, which will go into effect on Friday, March 19, 2021.

In addition, age-eligibility requirements for the vaccine will also expand to age 40 and older under Phase 2C, also beginning Friday, March 19.

Phase 1E extends eligibility to approximately 766,000 Ohioans with certain underlying medical conditions not included in previous phases or under Ohio’s age-based approach to vaccine eligibility.

This phase includes:

Individuals who have the specified medical conditions listed below that may increase their risk of severe illness and death from COVID-19. These individuals are not already eligible through Ohio’s age-based approach to vaccine eligibility. Eligible individuals can receive a vaccine from the provider of their choice. Individuals may be asked to confirm during the registration or screening process that they are eligible to receive the vaccine based on a qualifying medical condition.

MEDICAL CONDITIONS - Individuals with at least one of the following medical conditions:

Cancer.

Chronic kidney disease (CKD).

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

Heart disease.

Obesity.

Community Health Assessment

For Immediate Release: 01-21-2021

We want to hear your opinions!

Noble County Community Health Assessment: The Noble County Health Department would really appreciate if you could take just a few minutes to share your opinions about Noble County's Health.

Please click on this link to provide your input - http://s.alchemer.com/s3/Noble-County

COVID-19 Vaccination Scheduling

For Immediate Release: 01-15-2021

Following the Guidelines from Governor DeWine and the Ohio Department of Health…

Dates to receive COVID vaccination:

  • Week of January 19, 2021

Ohioans 80 years of age and older

  • Week of January 25, 2021

Ohioans 75 years of age and older

Those with severe congenital or developmental disorders 

  • Week of February 1, 2021

Ohioans 70 years of age and older

Employees of K-12 schools that agree to in-person or hybrid teaching

  • Week of February 8, 2021

Ohioans 65 years of age and older

 

To Schedule your COVID vaccination at the Noble County Health Department, call the centralized scheduling line at:

866-395-1588

PLEASE- call 1 week prior to your age group. Calling too soon will extend wait times and create high call volumes

Lines are OPEN Monday - Saturday 9am to 7pm

Thank you for your patience!

 

Statewide curfew

For Immediate Release: 11-17-2020

"𝘞𝘦'𝘳𝘦 𝘯𝘰𝘡 𝘴𝘩𝘢𝘡𝘡π˜ͺ𝘯𝘨 π˜₯𝘰𝘸𝘯, 𝘸𝘦'𝘳𝘦 𝘴𝘭𝘰𝘸π˜ͺ𝘯𝘨 π˜₯𝘰𝘸𝘯,"

Columbus, Ohio –Governor DeWine annoucned on Tuesday, November 17 that the Ohio Department of Health will be issuing a 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. statewide curfew begining on Thursday, November 19th. The curfew will be in effect for 21 days.

The curfew will not apply to:

  • Those going to and from work
  • Those who have an emergency, or those who need medical care

 The curfew is not intended to stop anyone from getting groceries or going to a pharmacy. Picking up carry-out or a drive-thru meal and ordering for delivery will be permitted, but serving food and drink in person must cease at 10 p.m.

"We're not shutting down, we're slowing down," sais Governor DeWine. The curfew is aimed at helping reduce the number of person-to-person contacts because the only way the virus lives is when it goes from one person to another. We have to flatten this curve again and get this under control".

The decision to impose a 21-day curfew was made with input from the medical and business communities with consideration to the economic and mental health impacts that another shutdown could cause. 

Governor Dewine also encouraged Ohioans to do one thing each day that will decrease the virus through mask wearing, social distancing and limiting daily contacts.

For more information visit: coronavirus.ohio.gov.

noble county's first deaths from covid-19

For Immediate Release: 11-03-2020

Contact: Noble County Health Department

Noble County Ohio – It is with much sorrow that we must share with you that Noble County has experienced it first two confirmed deaths from COVID-19. Both individuals recently passed away on the same date and within hours of each other. The first passing occurred at our local nursing home. The second passing occurred at the OSU Wexner Medical Center and was an inmate incarcerated in the state prison facility here.

This is a landmark in Noble County’s COVID-19 experience that we hoped to never reach. Our thoughts and prayers go out for the deceased and their grieving families. Our thoughts and prayers also go out to the staff, administration and the residents of these facilities. They have sacrificed and worked tirelessly, to keep this disease out and are continuing their efforts to bring it under control within their institutions.

 

Open, with safety modifications

For Immediate Release: 07-05-2020

Contact: Noble County Health Department

The Noble County Health Department reamins open, Monday - Friday from 8:00 to 4:00, with important safety modifications due to COVID-19:

¨ A face covering MUST be worn at all times.

 ¨ A temperature and wellness check MUST be completed upon entering the building.

¨ We highly recommend to scheduled appointments for Health Department services in advance. To schedule an appointment call the Health Department at 740-732-4958.

¨ Call from the parking lot upon arrival for needed services, 740-732-4958.

These modifications are for the safety of our staff and visitors.

The Noble County Health Department does not provide any testing or treatment for COVID-19. If you feel ill, please contact your primary care physician. Local medical providers in our county:

¨ Amy Welch, CNFP at Welch Urgent Care

¨ Becky Hall, CNFP at Superior Family Med Family Practice Caldwell

¨ Dr. Overmiller at Caldwell Family Health Center

¨ Dr. Spencer at Marietta Memorial Hospital Department of Primary Care

*Please call these facilities for more information about testing*

Symptoms of COVID-19:

¨ Fever or chills

¨ Cough or sore throat

¨ Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

¨ Fatigue, muscle or body aches

¨ Headaches

¨ Loss of taste or smell

¨ Congestion or runny nose

¨ Nausea or vomiting

¨ Diarrhea

 cOVID CARELINE

The COVID CareLine is a new, toll-free number and emotional support call service created by the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services. Behavioral health professionals will staff the CareLine from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., 7 days/week. They will offer confidential support in times of personal crisis when individuals may be struggling to cope with current challenges in their lives. After 8 p.m., the CareLine will forward to the National Suicide Prevention Helpline, allowing those calling to have access to someone 24 hours/day. Call 1-800-720-9616

After Hours Emergency Protocol


The Noble County Health Department has an after-hours emergency answering service system.  This system gives the caller a prompt in the case of a public health emergency to leave a message in a specified mailbox. Any message left in this voice mailbox will cause the system to contact the Nurse on call, who within the required time-frame shall call in to retrieve the message and follow up as required based on the situation protocol. All calls received after normal working hours that are determined to be a public health emergency will be relayed to the Health Commissioner or Medical Director.  The phone number of the answering service system is the same as the health department and is available 24 hours a day at 740-732-4958.

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