The Putnam County Health Department is working in collaboration the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) and community partners to closely monitor the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.
It has been brought to our attention that some businesses are requiring their employees to obtain an additional test to confirm a positive home COVID test. Unfortunately, this is adding to the strain of already limited testing resources and is unnecessarily exposing medical staff as well as other patients being seen for other, potentially non-COVID reasons. If an employee is symptomatic and has a positive home test, there is no need for an additional test. Public Health guidance would be for the individual to isolate regardless of a confirmatory test.
Even though most of the COVID related mandates and orders have been rescinded, residents are still advised to follow precautions to avoid the spread of COVID-19, such as:
Stay home if you are ill.
Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
Avoid touching your mouth, nose, or eyes
Cover coughs/sneezes with your arm
Avoid exposure to others who are sick
Have facial coverings available if a business, public transportation, or other areas require them
Businesses, organizations, etc have the option to continue to require the use of face masks by visitors, patrons, employees, etc. Please keep this in mind and follow the rules established by the business. Thank you.
COVID-19 Cases by Zip Code
The Ohio Department of Health is now reporting COVID-19 cases by zip code. See the link to the ODH coronavirus web page for more information.
If you were tested for COVID-19, it is important to follow theses guidelines while you wait for your results and when you get your results. Learn more here: COVID-19 Testing and Isolation Guidance
New guidance was released by the CDC regarding quarantine times after exposure to COVID-19. It is still best to stay home for 14 days, but that time may be reduced according to the guidelines described here:
Updated Quarantine Guidance
COVID VACCINE Update (6.1.2022)
June COVID Vaccine Clinics
Pediatric COVID vaccine (Ages 5-11 ONLY)
- Every Tuesday at the PCHD (256 Williamstown Rd, Ottawa)
- 9:00-11:30 and 1:00-4:00
- Call 419-523-5608 for an appointment
** Children under age 18 years of age – Parent or guardian must be present or be with an adult over the age of 18 and have a consent signed by parent or guardian
COVID vaccine (Ages 12 and older ONLY)
- Every Thursday at the PCHD (256 Williamstown Rd, Ottawa)
- 9:00-11:30 and 1:00-4:00
- Extended hours on June 9th, 16th, 30th until 5pm
- Visit gettheshot.coronavirus.ohio.gov to schedule an appointment
- All three vaccines – Pfizer, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson – will be available
- First, second and booster doses available.
If PCHD clinics do not work for you, please visit gettheshot.coronavirus.ohio.gov to find other providers of vaccine in the area.
Transportation services to COVID vaccine clinics are available. You must have an appointment BEFORE arranging transportation. Click here for more information.
COVID-19 Vaccine Consent Form
COVID-19 Vaccine Frequently Asked Questions
COVID-19 Vaccine Myth vs. Facts
What to expect after getting vaccinated
CDC Vaccine Information Page
Ohio’s Vaccine Planning