Coronavirus (COVID19)

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Hospitalization data shared by the CDC reveals that persons with COVID-19 filled 3 out of every 10 hospital beds (and 4 out of every 10 ICU beds) in local hospitals the past 7 days. 

COVID-19 Information Hotline

Vaccine booster chart

*State and county case rates per 100,000 (over two weeks) are updated weekly on Thursdays.

Need a COVID-19 Test?

What else can I do to protect my family, friends, and co-workers? If you’re not vaccinated (and even if you are), we encourage you to monitor yourself for symptoms. We have COVID-19 antigen home test kits that you can keep on hand so that you can easily test yourself, please call ahead for in stock updates. Mild COVID-19 symptoms often mimic seasonal allergies (runny nose, cough), so using a home test kit can help you quickly find out if you do or don’t have COVID-19. Free test kits can be picked up at the Health Department during business hours. Some test kits done at home under the direct visual supervision of a telehealth provider (so you need to have access to a smartphone and computer/tablet with webcam).

Health District Phone for In stock updates:


Testing sites:

•CVS Pharmacy in Tiffin has COVID-19 testing available by appointment; unsure of cost.

•Kroger Pharmacies in Tiffin appear to also be offering COVID-19 testing by appointment; unsure of cost.

•RiteAid Pharmacies in Tiffin and Fostoria also appear to be offering COVID-19 testing by appointment; unsure if there’s a fee.

Click on the Documents Below for Information Regarding What to do if you test positive for COVID-19 or come into close contact with someone who has.




Ohio Public Health Advisory System canceled

On Thursday, May 27, 2021, Ohio Department of Health Director Stephanie McCloud announced the cancellation, effective immediately, of the Ohio Public Health Advisory System. The statewide alert system launched in July 2020 to assess the degree of COVID-19 spread by county and provide data to help guide individuals, businesses, schools, communities, local governments, and others in their response and actions during the pandemic.

As cases decline and vaccinations increase, this data is no longer the best measure of Ohio’s current status.

The Ohio Department of Health will continue to share COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, deaths, current trends, key metrics, and vaccination data daily at

The last county map showing the incidence levels was published on May 20, 2021.


What is Coronavirus? Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that are common in people and many different species of animals, including camels, cattle, cats, and bats. COVID-19 is a novel or new coronavirus believed to have originated in China in 2019.

What are the symptoms and how does it spread? Reported illnesses range from mild to severe, including death. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure and be similar to influenza, including fever, cough and shortness of breath. Both coronavirus and influenza are spread by close contact between people and droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.

Can I get tested? If you think you have been exposed to COVID19 and develop these symptoms, you should call your healthcare provider for medical advice. If you are unable to be seen by a healthcare professional, your insurance carrier may be able to provide telehealth services to evaluate you. Contact your insurance carrier for information and availability.


If a healthcare provider believes you should be tested, that person will coordinate the testing process. It is important that if you need to visit your doctor, and emergency room, or urgent care setting, call ahead so that the healthcare center can take steps to keep other people from getting infected or exposed.

Where can I find up to date information on COVID19 in Ohio? Visit for up to date information. 

Where can I get answers to questions about coronavirus? Call 1-833-4ASKODH.

Where can I find more information on COVID19? Visit for up to date information from the CDC.

Ohio Dept. of Health News Releases

Day Camps Guidance

Baseball Softball Guidance

Body Art OEHA Guidance

Pools & Aquatic Centers Guidance

Gyms Dance Instruction Guidance

Tennis Court Operators Guidance

Golf Course Operators Guidance

Signs for Businesses

Fishing Charters Guidance

Fishing Guidance

Assisted Living Guidance

Guidance for Community & Faith Based Organizations

Guidance for Outpatient Care Providers

Contact Sports Guidance

© 2018 Seneca County General Health District 

71 South Washington St. Suite 1102 Tiffin, OH 44883

In the event of a public health emergency* the Seneca County General Health District can be contacted at anytime.

During regular business hours please call (419) 447-3691.

Regular business hours are Monday - Friday.

Nursing & Vital Statistics: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Environmental: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

WIC: M-W 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Thu. 8:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m., Fri. 8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

After business hours, weekends, and holidays please contact the SCGHD Health Commissioner via the Seneca County Sheriff's Office at (419) 447-3456


*A public health emergency includes Class A reportable disease, foodborne illness, and bioterrorism event.  

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