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 Public Health (FCPH) will receive 500 doses of COVID-19 vaccine to start vaccinating seniors 80 years of age and older starting Monday, January 18. The vaccinations will be part of Phase 1B of the state’s tiered COVID-19 vaccination approach.
- This phase is projected to cover four weeks and will ultimately include those age 65 and older, those with congenital and early onset health conditions and K-12 school staff.
- FCPH encourages eligible residents to check if their primary care provider, hospital system, or pharmacy have vaccine and sign up that way if that is a more convenient option.
- The Ohio Department of Health plans to maintain a list of all providers who received vaccine on their website.
- Click here to learn more about scheduling information through FCPH and additional details.