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Richland Public Health To Reopen Building; Shares Current COVID Numbers

3 Nov , 2020  

By 1812Blockhouse, Richland Public Health

Richland Public Health has announced that it will reopen its building, located at 555 Lexington Avenue in Mansfield, to the public on Monday, November 9. This is almost a year to the date of the groundbreaking for building renovations that were held up due to COVID-19.

Richland Public Health was closed to the public on March 19 because of coronavirus pandemic although staff continued to work under several modified plans.

When the building closed, construction on the front entrance and West Wing of Richland Public Health, which began in November 2019, also ceased. When coronavirus restrictions were lifted, construction resumed.

Visitors will immediately notice, and make use of, the remodeled front entrance to the building. This new entrance, which includes a handicapped ramp, makes access to Environmental Health services and Vital Statistics (birth and death certificates) much simpler. No appointment will be necessary for those services but patrons will be directed to take their temperature and a health assessment. Masks will be required to access all services in the building. Drive up service is available if needed.

The new front entrance now also allows easy access to the East Upper Wing of the building (to the right) for the Public Health Clinic and WIC services.

The Pubic Health Clinic will be open and patients can enter the building through the front doors. However, patients will have to call to schedule an appointment to prevent too many people in the waiting area (sustaining social distance). Call 419-774-4700 to schedule adult and child immunizations and flu shots.
WIC services, which are accessed in the same area as the Public Health Clinic, will continue to appointment based and utilizing drive-up services (curbside appointments) until December. Call 419-774-4560 for WIC appointments.

Meanwhile, on Monday, Richland Public Health updated its twice-weekly report on past and current levels of COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, and deaths.

The current numbers for Richland Public Health’s service area stand as follows:

Confirmed cases — 1,465 (an increase of 72 since Friday)
Probable cases — 204
Total cases — 1,669

Hospitalizations — 207 (50 of those are current)
ICU Admissions — N/A
Deaths — 26

Individuals on the cumulative list who have recovered — 1,191

Age range: 6 months to 97 years with a median age of 44

The following are statewide numbers released by the Ohio Department of Health on Monday:

Confirmed cases — 209,274
Probable cases — 12,635
Total cases — 221,909

Hospitalizations — 19,402
ICU Admissions — 3,899
Deaths — 5,340

Individuals on the cumulative list who have recovered — 171,657

Age range: Less than one year to 109 years with a median age of 41

Photo by CDC on Unsplash

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