Union County Under a Level 2 Alert: Governor DeWine announced today that Union County has moved from a Level 1 alert to a Level 2 alert for COVID-19 activity. There are four alert levels from Level 1 (lowest alert) to Level 4 (highest alert). A Level 2 alert indicates Union County COVID-19 activity has met the threshold for 2 of 7 surveillance triggers. This change in alert level reflects an increase in new cases being reported. The alert indicates we are seeing a moderate increase in risk for exposure. Wearing masks when in public, keeping at least 6 feet of space between you and others, avoiding crowds, frequent hand washing, and staying home when sick are still strongly encouraged to keep our community from increasing in risk levels.

See the latest Public Health Alert Levels at Ohio Public Health Alert System.

Case Count: 10 new cases (all with current illness) were reported since our July 2 update, with 1 new hospitalization reported. Currently, there are 9 Union County residents reported as actively ill (defined as a reported confirmed or probable case who is currently in isolation). In total, the Union County Health Department has received report of 88 cumulative cases of COVID-19 among Union County residents. 78 individuals are considered no longer infectious and have been released from isolation. 1 death has been reported. The average age remains around 41 years old.

Testing Update: Testing for current infection (NOT antibody testing) continues to be offered locally on Tuesdays from 9a-1p, Wednesdays from Noon-4p, and (NEW!) Thursdays from Noon-4p. The location for drive thru testing has moved to the Union County Health Department, 940 London Ave, Marysville (use the Greenwood Blvd entrance). Pre-registration is strongly encouraged due to demand. Registration can take 24-hours to finalize. Drive ups will be welcome only as supplies allow. Registration can be done at https://llchc.org/covid19/ or by calling (614) 274-1455 (select option 1). Testing is provided by Lower Lights Christian Health Center in partnership with the Union County Health Department.

Testing is available to anyone who wants it, but recommended for those who have current COVID-19 symptoms, have been exposed to a positive case, or who are living in a group setting. A doctor’s order is not required for testing. Testing is free to uninsured individuals and covered by most insurances. Results are provided within 2-5 business days.

Individuals needing COVID-19 testing before a medical procedure should consult with the healthcare system providing the medical procedure.

Learn more about local COVID-19 Testing.

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