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Local COVID Numbers; County Tops 3,000 Cases

24 Nov , 2020  

By 1812Blockhouse

On Monday, Richland Public Health included the following categories and numbers in its start-of-week report. One sobering statistic was the total number of positive cases on a cumulative basis, which topped 3,000. Across Ohio, deaths reached 6,000.

The number of cases county-wide represents approximately 2.5% of residents. More…

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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. More…

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Richland Remains Red With High Incident Label

30 Oct , 2020  

As numbers and levels were announced on Thursday afternoon, Richland County remained at Risk Level 3/Red for the fifth straight week in the Ohio Public Health Advisory System (OPHAS) for COVID-19.

This week’s Level 3/Red rating also remains with a High Incident label. Richland County had 195.62 cases per 100,000 population with 237 new cases over the past two weeks. Richland County will remain at the Red indicator of very high exposure and spread of COVID-19 until the Cases per Capita drops below 100. Richland County residents are encouraged to limit activities as much as possible and to follow all current health orders.

Richland County is one of 43 of Ohio’s 88 counties this week with the Level 3/Red designation. Only two (2) of those counties do not have a high incident indicator of COVID-19 spread. 43 of Ohio counties are at Level 2/Orange and only two (2) are at Level 1/Yellow. 78% of Ohioans are living in a Red-designated county. More…

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Local Wastewater Test Results Warn Of Possible Rise In COVID Cases

30 Sep , 2020  

Governor DeWine provided an update this week on the Ohio Coronavirus Wastewater Monitoring Network which tests wastewater for gene fragments of COVID-19

Those infected with COVID-19 begin to shed the virus early in their infection, and a significant, sustained increase in gene fragments found in wastewater can be an early warning sign of a pending rise in COVID-19 cases in a specific area. The value of this information is that gives communities an opportunity to act proactively to prevent outbreaks.

Since the launch of the monitoring program, the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) has notified health authorities in six communities of a sustained increase in gene fragments found in their wastewater: Dayton, Columbus, Akron, Oregon, Sandusky, and Mansfield More…

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End of Month Report: Local COVID Numbers Show Increase During September

27 Sep , 2020  

By 1812Blockhouse

Numbers released Friday by Richland Public Health suggest that Richland County is joining other locations which have seen increases in the number of COVID-19 cases over the last month.

The following categories and numbers were reported. The number in parenthesis is that reported at the end of August. More…

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Local COVID Numbers Show Modest Gain In Cases In Last Two Weeks

1 Sep , 2020  

By 1812Blockhouse

On Monday, Richland Public Health included the following categories and numbers in its start-of-week report.:

The number in parenthesis represents the levels on August 14, a little over two weeks ago: More…

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Latest COVID-19 Numbers From Richland Public Health

15 Aug , 2020  

On Friday, August 14, Richland Public Health included the following categories and numbers in its end-of-week report:

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Immunizations For Children By Appointment

30 Jul , 2020  

Richland Public Health has begun taking appointments immediately for immunizations for children age 0 to 18. The appointments will be scheduled on a first come, first served basis. Appointment slots will be available Monday through Thursday beginning on August 3.

Call 419-774-4700 to make an appointment. When making an appointment, a working call back number will be required. Public Health Nurses will call prior to your appointment to verify information about your child to speed the process on arrival. Please have your child(ren)’s immunization records available during the call. All immunizations will be given in the Corley Room (back parking lot, lower level) at Richland Public Health, 555 Lexington Ave., Mansfield. More…

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Richland Public Health Announces Two County COVID Deaths Monday

28 Jul , 2020  

By 1812Blockhouse

It’s the first time that it has happened, and it is a tragic note in the ongoing struggle with a local and global health pandemic.

On Monday, Richland Public Health confirmed two deaths due to COVID-19 which have taken place in Richland County.

The first involved a 79 year man who died from COVID-related pneumonia who was not in a congregate setting. The second was a 69 year old man who was from a congregate living setting and had underlying health conditions. More…

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Latest COVID-19 Numbers From Richland Public Health Reflect Active Case Increase

20 Jul , 2020  

On Friday, July 17, Richland Public Health included the following categories and numbers in its report. The numbers in parenthesis represent the total as of Monday, July 13.

The numbers reflect a rise of approximately 13% last week in terms of active cases.

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Richland County Has Sixth COVID-19 Death, Richland Public Health Reports

14 Jul , 2020  

By: 1812Blockhouse

When Richland Public Health shared its regular Monday update with the most current numbers for the COVID-19 pandemic, one number stood out.

Richland County now has six deaths attributed to the virus.

No additional information was shared by the agency in terms of that individual, including gender and age.

Additional numbers reported included the following: More…

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Be Alert: It’s Mosquito And Tick Season

26 May , 2020  

MOSQUITOES

Spring rains combined with warm weather make conditions favorable for mosquito breeding. Mosquitoes can breed in any standing water if it lasts at least seven days.

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Richland County Has First Confirmed Coronavirus Case; Now 119 Statewide

20 Mar , 2020  

Richland Public Health announced on Thursday that it has been notified of a positive test result for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) for a resident of Richland County. This is the first positive result for Richland County. Richland Public Health is working to identify any close contacts of this resident who would require testing or monitoring for symptoms of COVID-19.

Richland Public Health, along with area hospitals, healthcare providers and community partners have been actively preparing to respond to possible cases of COVID-19 in our community. More…

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COVID-19/Coronavirus Update Page Available

8 Mar , 2020  

This past week, 1812Blockhouse created a new page to collect and share a variety of information about the coronavirus/COVID-19 virus, all from a local perspective.

Included are resource links to information from Richland Public Health, the Shelby City Health Department, the Ohio Department of Health, and The Ohio State University; posts from area media; and social media posts related to the virus. More…

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Adult Health Screenings Available To The Community

2 Mar , 2020  

Spring is around the corner, and what better time is there to do some check-ups on your health?

Richland Public Health will hold the following health screenings in the community for the month of March: More…

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