Licking County COVID-19 Data as of 05/17/21:
Today, there are 7 new COVID-19 cases in the Licking County Health Jurisdiction. Yesterday there were 9 new cases within 24 hours.
LCHD is reporting 10,419 cumulative confirmed COVID-19 cases in the Licking County Health Jurisdiction. In addition, there are 4,725 cumulative probable cases, 14,871 recovered and closed cases, and 212 COVID-19 deaths. The average age of all COVID-19 deaths in the Licking County Health Jurisdiction is 76 and ranges from 34-103.
There are 61 total active cases today. Yesterday’s reported active case total was 69. There are 3 current hospitalizations.
Case definitions for probables, recovered, closed, and deaths, and to learn about Licking County’s reported data here.
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Active Case Totals by Zip
Licking County ZIP Code COVID-19 Data as of 05/14/21:
LCHD publishes COVID-19 Zip Code mapping data weekly which represents ACTIVE CASES (not cumulative) of individuals who live in the Licking County health jurisdiction and are currently testing positive for COVID-19. LCHD acknowledges that ODH reports cases by county and not by health jurisdiction.
The cases belonging to each zip code are color-coded based on the total active number of COVID-19 cases belonging to Licking County’s health jurisdiction as of May 14, 2021.
Please note: Zip Codes may overlap county boundaries and the information presented maps cases of individuals who live in the Licking County health jurisdiction. Zip Codes labeled white do not have residents with COVID-19 cases within Licking County boundaries. More cases may be present in a particular zip code but belong to another health jurisdiction.
LCHD color-codes the zip code level data by using the natural breaks (or Jenks) classification method. The method uses an algorithm to group values into classes that are separated by distinct break points. This is an appropriate method for mapping Licking County cases due to the uneven distribution amongst cases within each zip code. Also note that the scale and color coding for zip codes will change during each update.
Licking County COVID-19 Active Case Totals by ZIP
Licking County's COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Program
The Licking County Health Department (LCHD) expanded availability for COVID-19 vaccinations by offering the vaccine without an appointment at our walk-in clinics. Walk-in clinics make it easier for county residents who would like to be vaccinated for protection against COVID-19.
LCHD now offers the COVID-19 vaccine with no appointment at the health department’s walk-in clinics, located at 675 Price Road in Newark. The walk-in clinics are available Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
LCHD is currently administering the Pfizer vaccine at our walk-in clinics, which can be given to individuals aged 12 and up.
Individuals who are homebound may call LCHD at (740) 349-6535 to arrange a COVID-19 vaccination at their home.
There is no out-of-pocket cost for you to get a COVID-19 vaccine. LCHD may ask for your insurance, Medicare, or Medicaid information to charge an administration fee to insurance. However, you will not pay a fee directly.
Please bring proof of identification to receive a vaccine. All minors need to have a parent/guardian present with them at the vaccine clinic.
Second Vaccine Dose Information
Individuals who received their first dose of Pfizer vaccine 21 or more days ago may walk-in to LCHD's clinic for their second vaccine dose without an appointment. Pleaser remember to bring identification and your CDC vaccine record card in order to receive your second dose of vaccine.
The walk-in clinics are available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the health department, 675 Price Rd., in Newark.
Per the CDC, the second dose of Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines may be scheduled for administration up to 6 weeks (42 days) after the first dose. If the second dose is administered beyond these intervals, there is no need to restart the series.
See more details about LCHD's COVID-19 vaccination program on our FAQ page.
Licking County COVID-19 Vaccine Providers
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COVID-19 Contact Tracing Process
Individuals with questions about isolation, quarantine, or being a close contact of someone with COVID-19 and are in need of documentation, please call the Ohio Department of Health's (ODH) contact tracing division at (216) 230-4730.
ODH will begin contacting positive COVID-19 cases once official laboratory results are received; this can be between one to three days after you are notified by your healthcare provider. At that time, ODH staff will notify the positive case via a phone call or mailed letter detailing the dates of their isolation period and other isolation information.
If contacted via a letter, ODH asks the positive case to call (216) 230-4730 with the names of their close contacts so formal quarantine letters can be issued to those individuals.
If you are identified as a close contact of a person with COVID-19 and are not fully vaccinated, please quarantine for 10 days from your last exposure to the individual with COVID-19. Self-quarantine may end when 10 days have passed since your last contact to the person with COVID-19 as long as you have not had any symptoms.
If you are sick, stay home. Call a health care professional if you develop a fever or symptoms of respiratory illness -- such as cough or shortness of breath.
Click HERE to find where to get a COVID-19 test.
LCHD COVID-19 Response
We have been working with the Ohio Department of Health, local health care providers, first responders, emergency management agency, schools, local officials, and many other groups to provide guidance and planning assistance to prepare for and respond to COVID-19’s impact on our community. We are doing contact tracing, coordinating testing, and issuing quarantine and other orders when needed.
For general COVID-19 questions , call the ODH hotline at 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634) or visit www.coronavirus.ohio.gov.
The Licking County Health Department strives to protect the privacy of the individual until we believe it is important to let the community know. Data is updated regulary to keep the public informed of disease trends for COVID-19 as well as monthly updates for other reportable diseases.
Being classified as "probable" means a patient has symptoms consistent for COVID-19 and an epidemiological link to a confirmed case, but do not have confirmatory laboratory evidence for COVID-19.
Being classified as “closed” means LCHD has made multiple attempts and is unable to contact and verify the individual is recovered. In addition, Long-Term Care residents have been labeled “closed” as each long-term care facility evaluates these patients in a closed-care setting. See the ODH Dashboard for information on active vs. closed long-term care residents in Licking County here.
Being classified as “recovered” means LCHD has followed up with the case and evaluated them against the CDC guidelines for end of isolation, as they are no longer considered contagious.
Definitive cause of death can take weeks to determine. LCHD does not make determinations on COVID-19 deaths. ODH determines COVID-19 deaths after reviewing death certificates. Data displayed illustrates current status.
Resources and Links
COVID-19 Business Toolkit
- Guidance for Employees and Employers
- Responsible RestartOhio Plan
- Licking County Business Reopening Checklist
- How to Clean and Disinfect Businesses (CDC)
- Licking County Business Reopening Checklist
- Licking County Business Health and Safety Signage for Patrons
- Licking County Business Health and Safety Signage for Employees
- Licking County Food Service Operators – Restaurant Reopening Guidance
- Licking County Business Health Policy Agreement for Employees
- Licking County Social Distancing Poster