Novel Coronavirus Information
The Kent City Health Department (KCHD) is committed to notifying, educating, and preparing Kent City residents for Novel Coronavirus, or COVID-19. KCHD continues to work with Kent State University, the Portage County Health District, and the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) on plans and preparations for the safety of our communities.
The use of masks is mandated in the state of Ohio and must be worn in all public places. The full public health order can be found here.
Responsible Restart Ohio: Guidance for restaurants and bars, personal services such as salons and barbers, retail, child care, and more can be found here.
- Businesses who desire to put their customers at ease regarding the safety measures taken to protect patrons can find out how to do so by visiting the SAFER Business page.
Public Health Advisory System: The Ohio Department of Health has developed the Public Health Advisory System to track the spread of COVID-19 and the severity in each county. The system can be found here.
KCHD COVID-19 Resources
- Preventing the Spread of COVID-19 (PDF)
- What is Social Distancing?
- What is the Difference Between Isolation and Quarantine?
- Personal Protective Equipment in Public (PDF)
- Managing Fears and Anxiety Around COVID-19
- Troubleshooting Mask Issues
Resources From Other Organizations
Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (Unemployment Insurance Benefits)
For questions on COVID-19, please call the ODH call center at 1-833-4-ASK-ODH.
The World Health Organization (WHO) declared COVID-19 a pandemic on March 11, 2020. COVID-19 is spreading rapidly but its impact can be lessened if we earnestly do the things we have heard repeatedly. As a reminder those things are:
- Wear facial coverings when in public or cannot maintain proper social distancing
- Wash your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds or use alcohol hand rub frequently
- Stay away from large gatherings of people, maintain a six-foot distance from others
- Clean high touch surfaces frequently, like doorknobs, keyboards, remotes, and cell phones
- Stay home if you are sick
- Stay away from people you know to be ill
- Get your flu shot (visit vaccinefinder.org to find a location near you)
- Keep your hands away from your face
- Cough or sneeze into a sleeve or elbow
While COVID-19 is typically linked to older adults or those currently with health problems young, healthy individuals may still come down with the virus. We strongly urge everyone, of all ages, to adhere to the above recommendations.
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