For Immediate Release: 11-17-2020
"𝘞𝘦'𝘳𝘦 𝘯𝘰𝘵 𝘴𝘩𝘶𝘵𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘥𝘰𝘸𝘯, 𝘸𝘦'𝘳𝘦 𝘴𝘭𝘰𝘸𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘥𝘰𝘸𝘯,"
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
¨ Loss of taste or smell
¨ Congestion or runny nose
¨ Nausea or vomiting
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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