Local Data

Licking County COVID-19 Data as of 09/15/21:

LCHD publishes updated COVID-19 data each Wednesday.

Since Wednesday, September 8, there are 708 new COVID-19 cases in the Licking County Health Jurisdiction. There are 954 active COVID -19 cases (includes confirmed and probable).

As of today, LCHD is reporting 12,132 cumulative confirmed COVID-19 cases in the Licking County Health Jurisdiction. In addition, there are 6,199 cumulative probable cases, 17,138 recovered and closed cases, and 239 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 47 current hospitalizations.

Approximately 87,675 of all Licking County residents have started vaccination (~49%).

Definitions for probables, recovered, closed, and deaths, and to learn about Licking County’s reported data is here.

Licking County Vaccine Data as of 09/15/21:

Approximately 87,675 of all Licking County residents have started vaccination (~49%).

The CDC recently announced that people in areas with substantial or high COVID-19 transmission rates are recommended to wear indoors, even if they have been vaccinated.
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Epidemiology Report

LCHD’s Weekly COVID-19 Epidemiology Report is updated each Wednesday.

Get a COVID-19 Test

Need a COVID-19 test? Find a testing location near you.

School Guidance

A link to ODH's Flow Chart with Guidelines for Quarantine After Exposure in K-12 Classroom Settings is below.

Updates and Press Releases

Read LCHD’s COVID-19 Press Releases and Updates.

Active Case Totals by Zip

Licking County ZIP Code COVID-19 Data as of 09/15/21:

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 September 15, 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.

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Licking County COVID-19 Active Case Totals by ZIP

43001: 3
43008: 3
43011: 2
43013: 6
43018: 1
43023: 20
43025: 8

43030: 0
43031: 38
43033: 2
43046: 0
43054: 0
43055: 108
43056: 31

43062: 109
43068: 17
43071: 6
43076: 4
43080: 16
43147: 2
43721: 0

43739: 0
43740: 4
43822: 4
43830: 2

Licking County's COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Program

walk-in vaccine clinic now offers

The Licking County Health Department (LCHD) expanded availability for COVID-19 vaccinations by offering vaccines 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 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. Pfizer can be given to individuals aged 12 and up. LCHD's Walk-In clinic also provides third dose vaccines to immunocompromised individuals.

Individuals who are homebound may call LCHD at (740) 349-6535 to arrange a COVID-19 vaccination at their home.

 

 

Testing

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.

At this time, LCHD does not have COVID-19 tests. CLICK HERE to find where to get a COVID-19 test.

Home Testing

The Ohio Department of Health's definition of a medically diagnosed test is one conducted by a medical provider. A home test can only be considered medically diagnosed, and therefore used for isolation and quarantine purposes, if it is conducted via telehealth with a medical provider.

Upon completion of the telehealth visit, the medical provider must provide  a copy of the test results to the state database so it can then be used to start the isolation and quarantine process.

Licking Memorial Health Systems offers free COVID-19 home testing kits. More information can be found here.

Ohioans who are concerned about possibly contracting COVID-19 after a recent exposure can get free, rapid COVID-19 tests at many local libraries around the state. To find available tests, please visit HERE.

Please keep in mind that demand for testing is very high, so please call ahead to make sure a test is available.

The Abbott BinaxNOW Home Test can be provided to individuals for at-home use and is packaged with a telehealth session to oversee test administration and result reporting. Individuals who want to be tested will need to create an account using the NAVICA smartphone app or at www.mynavica.abbott. A person with a test should go to ohio.emed.com to start a testing session.

At this time, LCHD does not provide home test kits.

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 What To Do If You Test Positive

Here is the current guidance in Licking County for isolated individuals:

  • If you test positive for COVID-19, isolation is 10 days. You cannot test out of isolation.
  • If you are identified as a close contact (in a non-classroom setting) (exposed by someone that was less than 6 ft for a total of 15 minutes in a 24-hour period), there are the following options:
    • If you are fully vaccinated, you do not have to quarantine. Monitor for symptoms.
    • If you are not fully vaccinated, you must complete a 10-day quarantine, but with a recommendation to monitor yourself for symptoms for all 14 days.
    • If you are not fully vaccinated, you may test with a viral test (antigen or PCR) on day 5 of quarantine, and if comes back negative, then you can be released from quarantine on day 7. It is still recommended to monitor yourself for symptoms for all 14 days.

 What To Do If You Are a Close Contact

Here is the current guidance in Licking County for quarantined individuals:

  • If you are identified as a close contact in a classroom setting (exposed by someone that was less than 3 ft for a total of 15 minutes in a 24-hour period), there are the following options:
    • If you are not fully vaccinated, you must complete a 10-day quarantine, but with a recommendation to monitor yourself for symptoms for all 14 days.
    • If you are fully vaccinated, you do not have to quarantine.
    • If you wore a mask in the classroom during the exposure, and were at least 3' from the case you do not have to quarantine.
    • If you are not fully vaccinated, you may test with a viral test (antigen or PCR) on day 5 of quarantine, and if comes back negative, then you can be released from quarantine on day 7. It is still recommended to monitor yourself for symptoms for all 14 days.

The Difference Between "Isolation" and "Quarantine:"

  • Isolation means to stay away from other people.
    People with COVID-19 must stay in isolation.
    People with COVID-19 must stay away from other people.
    People with COVID-19 must stay away from people in their home.
  • Quarantine means to stay home.
    People who were near someone with COVID-19 must quarantine.
    Quarantine for 10 days if you were near someone with COVID-19, and monitor yourself for symptoms for 14 days.
    Take your temperature two times each day.
    Stay away from other people.
    Stay away from people with other health problems.

 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 which covers Licking County's contact tracing.

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.

Licking County students and school staff identified as having close contact to an individual with COVID-19 will be notified via email by LCHD. If you are a close contact in a school setting and have not yet been contacted by LCHD with a quarantine/isolation letter please email coronavirus@lickingcohealth.org with this information to begin the process:

  • Student or school staff member name
  • Birthdate of the individual
  • Specify if the individual is COVID-19 positive or a close contact
  • The name of the school and grade/classroom information
  • Specify if the individual is fully vaccinated
  • Specify if the individual was wearing a mask in school

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.

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 regularly to keep the public informed of disease trends for COVID-19 as well as monthly updates for other reportable diseases.

Case Definitions

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.

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