Testing

Licking County Health Department does NOT have COVID-19 test kits.

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.

For testing in Licking County, please visit Licking Memorial Health Systems for additional information.

Home Testing

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

Report Licking County Resident Home Test Results HERE

 

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 process.

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.

 What To Do If You Test Positive

As of 12/27/2021 - Here is the current guidance in Licking County for isolated individuals:

  • If you test positive for COVID-19, isolate for 5 days
  • If you have no symptoms or your symptoms are resolving after 5 days, your isolation period can end
    • Continue to wear a mask around others for 5 additional days
  • If you have a fever, continue to isolate until you are fever free
  • 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.

Report Licking County Resident Home Test Results HERE

What To Do If You Are a Close Contact

If you were exposed to COVID-19 and are NOT up-to-date on COVID-19 vaccinations:

    • We recommend staying home for at least 5 full days
    • Wear a well-fitting mask around others for 5 additional days
    • If you begin to show symptoms, get tested
    • If you cannot stay home, we recommend wearing a well-fitting mask for 10 days

 

If you were exposed to COVID-19 and ARE up to-to-date on COVID-19 vaccinations:

    • You do not need to stay home unless you develop symptoms
    • We recommend wearing a well-fitting mask around others for 10 days
    • If you begin to show symptoms, get tested

 

IF YOU were exposed to COVID-19 and had confirmed COVID-19 within the past 90 days (you tested positive using a viral test)

    • You do not need to stay home unless you develop symptoms
    • We recommend wearing a well-fitting mask around others for 10 days
    • If you begin to show symptoms, get tested

Local Data

  • Licking County COVID-19 Data as of 7/20/2022. COVID cases will be posted monthly.
  • Since Wednesday, June 22, there are 1,348 new COVID-19 cases in the Licking County Health Jurisdiction. There are 462 Active COVID-19 cases (includes confirmed and probable).
  • As of today, LCHD is reporting 22,067 cumulative confirmed COVID-19 cases in the Licking County Health Jurisdiction. In addition, there are 20,451 cumulative probable cases, 42,518 recovered and closed cases, and 480 COVID-19 deaths.
  • There are 4 current hospitalizations
  • Active Isolation Cases – Cases listed as “In Isolation” are based on a timeframe of 5 days from an individual’s positive test date. LCHD is using the positive test result date to estimate the period someone is considered in isolation for data tracking purposes only. This is due to inconsistent symptom onset data being available at this time.
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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 7/20/2022:

LCHD publishes COVID-19 Zip Code mapping data monthly (as of 2/16), which represents ACTIVE CASES (confirmed and probable meeting the new 'active' definition listed in the case definitions) 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 July 20, 2022.

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: 4
43008: 8
43011: 1
43013: 2
43018: 0
43023: 35
43025: 16

43030: 0
43031: 13
43033: 2
43046: 1
43054: 0
43055: 200
43056: 47

43062: 100
43068: 9
43071: 4
43076: 5
43080: 11
43147: 0
43721: 0

43739: 3
43740: 0
43822: 1
43830: 0

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

Active – Cases listed as “active” are based on a timeframe of 10 days from an individual’s positive test date.  LCHD is using the positive test date to estimate the period someone is considered contagious for data tracking purposes only.  This is due to inconsistent symptom onset data being available at this time.  The standard communicable period (ability to infect others) for COVID-19 is 10 days from an individual’s symptom onset date.

Isolation – Cases listed as “In Isolation” are based on a timeframe of 5 days from an individual’s positive test date.  LCHD is using the positive test result date to estimate the period someone is considered in isolation for data tracking purposes only.  This is due to inconsistent symptom onset data being available at this time.

Probable - Being classified as "probable case" 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.

Closed - Being classified as “closed case” 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.

Recovered - 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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