An Ohio Department of Health order has mandated face coverings throughout Ohio. Under the public health order, people must wear masks in any indoor location other than a residence. It also applies to people who are outdoors and unable to consistently maintain six feet of distance, and people waiting for and riding public transportation or ride shares. Click here to learn more. On November 13, 2020, Lance Hines, Interim Director of the Ohio Department of Health, issued this order to enforce mask wearing in retail locations.
In addition to the state and Franklin County orders, New Albany also has an Emergency Declaration that includes mandatory face coverings in New Albany businesses.
Franklin County Public Health provides access to COVID-related information by zip code and generally updates these numbers Monday through Friday (holidays excepted). COVID information is broken down by zip code on page 5 of this report. Although New Albany corporate limits are smaller in size than the overall 43054 zip code area, this is currently the best source of local information for COVID-related cases for New Albany and surrounding areas. Franklin County COVID-related vaccine information can be viewed here.
Safe, effective COVID-19 vaccines are now being administered across Ohio as part of the state’s tiered COVID-19 vaccination approach. You can learn more about Ohio’s phased distribution, see myths versus facts, access frequently asked questions, and find a list of providers by clicking here.