COVID-19: Facts and Community Resources

Wash your hands

Actions you can take

Recommendations from Ohio's Governor, March 11, 2020

Wash your hands often with soap and water, 20 seconds or more.

Avoid touching your face.

Avoid contact with people who are sick.

Stay home if you are sick; avoid in-person contact with others.

Cover your mouth & nose with tissue or sleeve when coughing or sneezing.

Disinfect high-touch surfaces often.

Avoid gatherings.

Reconsider travel plans.

If others in your home are older or in compromised health, take precautions to protect them from germs you may bring into the home.

- from Gov. Mike DeWine's letter of  March 11, 2020

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updated March 15, 2021

Vaccine info for Ohio      

Ohio's centralized scheduling website is now available at gettheshot.coronavirus.ohio.gov

Visit the Ohio Department of Health's vaccine page to Find providers by location, e.g. Montgomery County and access links to registration pages. https://vaccine.coronavirus.ohio.gov/

Free Bus Rides to Vaccination Appointments  

  • Regular routes, simply show proof of an appointment
  • Not on a bus route, call (937) 425-8300, option #6 to schedule a trip.

 

COVID Home Test Kits

Wright Library is distributing Abbott BinaxNOW COVID-19 Ag Card Home Test Kits as part of the Ohio Department of Health's plan to expand availability of testing throughout the state.

 

Local Information | Oakwood, Dayton, Montgomery County

 

Statewide Information | Ohio

1-833-4-ASK-ODH 

  • Checklists: Home, Business, Gatherings, Disinfecting, and more - from Ohio Department of Health 
  • Staying Connected Check-in Service - a free, daily check-in by phone for Ohioans age 60 or older. This service can also connect you with aging network information and support.

 

National and Global Information

  • Data: IHME Projections - Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, an independent population health research center at UW Medicine, part of the University of Washington

 

Mental Health Information 

1-877-275-6364 - OhioMHAS Help Line  | Ohio Crisis Text Line: Text keyword "4HOPE" to 741 741

  • Mental Health considerations - suggestions specific to general population, health care workers, leaders and managers, caretakers, and people in isolation, from World Health Organization