Current Guidance: The CDC recently released new COVID-19 guidance through the use of a three-level risk system — low, medium and high. The CDC will recommend prevention measures, such as masks, when the community level is high and has the potential to overwhelm the healthcare system. When levels are low or medium, prevention measures such as staying home when sick, getting tested, and wearing a mask when positive or symptomatic are now in place. 




  • COVID-19 Vaccine Information
  • COVID-19 testing: At this time, we are not offering COVID-19 testing, including rapid home tests. Most public libraries and pharmacies offer rapid home tests. Please contact your local library or pharmacy for more info on how to get a test kit. To locate COVID-19 testing, including home test kits, click HERE.

CDC is responding to an outbreak of respiratory disease caused by a novel (new) coronavirus that was first detected in China and which has now been detected in 60 locations internationally, including in the United States. The virus has been named “SARS-CoV-2” and the disease it causes has been named “coronavirus disease 2019” (abbreviated “COVID-19”).

On January 30, 2020, the International Health Regulations Emergency Committee of the World Health Organization declared the outbreak a “public health emergency of international concernexternal icon” (PHEIC). On January 31, 2020, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex M. Azar II declared a public health emergency (PHE) for the United States to aid the nation’s healthcare community in responding to COVID-19.

COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions
Symptoms of COVID-19 (updated 12/29/21)

Portions of Delaware County are annexed to Columbus Public Health and Franklin County Public Health based on tax jurisdiction, including Dublin, Washington Township, Columbus and Westerville. If a resident would test positive for COVID-19 in one of those jurisdictions, then the public health department in Columbus or Franklin County would handle that case, even if they reside in Delaware County.

Contact Information:

General COVID-19 questions:
1-833-427-5634 (ODH hotline)

Report a disease:

Healthcare Professionals

After-hours emergency line