The Ashland County Health Department is dedicated to keeping you and your family safe during this unprecedented time. We will do our best to keep you as up to date as we possibly can. Please keep in mind that this is a rapidly evolving situation.
Please call the appropriate number so that we can best help you in a timely manner.
During Business Hours :
1-833-427-5634 - If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19, or if you have general COVID-19 questions,please call this number for the Ohio Department of Health’s COVID-19 Call Center. It is staffed by nurses and infection prevention experts seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 so that you may talk to a Nurse or an Infection Prevention Expert at the Ohio Department of Health.
(419) 282-4357 For Nursing / Coronavirus - Please call this number Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. if you are a hospital, local medical provider, long term care facility, or service provider with questions or outbreak concerns. If you leave a message and it has not been returned by the end of the business day, call the 24/7 hotline number, listed below.
(419) 282-4275 for Essential Business questions or concerns. Please know that most businesses remaining open have been deemed essential by legal counsel, however, all COVID-19 precautions should be followed to keep staff and customers safe.
(419) 282-4231 for Vital Statistics, Food, Environmental Health
After Business Hours (For Emergencies Only): Please call the Ashland County Health Department’s 24/7 hotline at (419) 651-8456. The ODH COVID-19 Call Center is open seven days a week from 9 a.m. – 8 p.m. and can be reached at 1-833-427-5634
Remember that the best thing you can do in the face of COVID-19 is to take precautions to protect yourself, your family, and your community:
Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds; dry hands with a clean towel or air dry hands.
Use alcohol-based hand sanitizer when soap and water are unavailable.
Cover your mouth with a tissue or sleeve when sneezing or coughing.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
Stay home when you are sick.
Avoid contact with people who are sick.
Clean “high-touch” surfaces daily. These include counters, tabletops, doorknobs, light switches, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, desks, and tablets.
Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure and include:
Shortness of breath
Before going to you doctor, urgent care or hospital, call ahead and let them know what symptoms you are having.
Protect yourself and others from COVID-19 and other communicable diseases by following these recommendations:
The CDC does NOT recommend that healthy individuals wear a facemask to protect themselves from respiratory disease, including COVID-19…
Facemasks should be used by people who show symptoms of COVID-19 to help prevent the spread of the disease to others. The use of facemasks is also crucial for health workers and people who are taking care of someone in close settings (at home or in a health care facility).
In order to prevent the spread of infection, individuals who have COVID-19 or who have had known exposure to COVID-19 are being asked to stay home for two weeks. If you find yourself in that situation, consider what you will want to have on-hand:
Over-the-counter medicine, including acetaminophen and ibuprofen
Feminine hygiene products
Alcohol-based hand sanitizer
Soap and other toiletries
Household cleaning supplies, including products that kill germs
Tissues, paper towels
Food and beverages
Any other essential items you would need for 14 days
Ashland County Health Department 1763 State Route 60 Ashland, OH 44805 Phone: (419) 282-4231