COVID-19 Information


Questions about COVID-19
Ohio Department of Health call center is ready to answer your questions about COVID-19

Call 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634)
The COVID-19 call center is open Monday - Friday (9 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.). 
 
Or Visit: coronavirus.ohio.gov
Testing: Information can be found via the Ohio Department of Health website here.  

Find the ODH flowchart for quarantine here and guidance for K-12 schools here.
Ohio rescinded the pandemic health orders as of 06/02/2021. The full news release can be found here
ODH Info sheet on COVID-19 English   Spanish   French   Somali   Arabic  

VACCINATIONS

Kent City Health Department is able to provide COVID vaccines to eligible individuals who are 6 months of age and older. Those wishing to receive vaccine or a booster shot 
or a FLU shot are welcome to visit a clinic below or contact the health department clinic nurse Sara Slanina RN/Paramedic at 330-678-8109 ext. 5209 for more information.f3598c23-7e17-42cf-b414-9a752677e3e9-AxessPointe_Vaccination_031821_LS08

Scheduled Clinics 

CLICK the link for up to date information: Facebook Postings

If you are vaccinated, you may still need to follow public health guidance for reducing the spread of COVID-19 such as washing your hands frequently, wearing a mask and social distancing when appropriate. Until more people are vaccinated, we must continue to practice these safe public health measures. Booster shots provide an extra level of immunity for those populations that are at risk for more severe COVID-19 symptoms and outcomes. Currently, only certain people are eligible for a booster shot. For COVID-19 booster shot guidance, click here.

 Kent City Health Department Clinic Location:
 201 E. Erie St. Suite E  (*East end closest to Haymaker/SR 59)
 Kent, OH 44240

*Clinic entrance is on the ground store front level (northeast side) of the Kent Central Gateway/PARTA Bus Terminal Building. 
Parking for the Kent City Health Department is on the 4th level WEST SIDE of the Kent Central Gateway PARTA Building Parking Garage  ~ Enter from S. Depeyster St.
or use street parking at any available metered spot close by.  

Vaccine Resources

COVID-19 vaccines have undergone the most intensive safety monitoring in U.S. history. Thousands of people have participated in clinical trials testing the vaccine against rigorous standards. There will be many questions about the vaccine from side effects to how to prepare for the injection: COVID-19 FAQ

Are you preparing your staff or coworkers to be offered the vaccine? Get started with an informational and professional presentation with an overview of the study, what to expect, and common questions: COVID-19 Presentation

Misinformation spreads quickly and can oftentimes overshadow the facts. Make sure you and your friends and family know those facts about the COVID-19 vaccine. 
COVID-19 Myth vs. Fact Part 1        COVID-19 Myth vs. Fact Part 2

If I am eligible, should I get a COVID-19 booster shot? Boosters provide an extra level of immunity and help protect those at-risk populations who are susceptible to more severe COVID-19 symptoms and outcomes: Booster Shot FAQ

Ohio Department of Health COVID-19 Vaccine Provider Tool (Use to check local providers)
Ohio Department of Health COVID-19 Vaccine Dashboard (Use to check vaccine rollout progress)

KCHD COVID-19 Resources

Use of Facial Coverings

Facial coverings (masks) are recommended to be worn by individuals 2 years of age and older that are not fully vaccinated for COVID-19 when around others. The safety of City residents, guests, business owners, and patrons is best protected by using facial coverings when necessary.

Kent City Health Department recommends facial coverings be worn appropriately as follows: 

  • in indoor areas accessible to the public
  • customers in restaurants and bars when not at their table
  • in outdoor areas accessible to the public when social distancing is limited
  • on public transportation, including buses and other forms of transportation*

*As a result of a court order, effective as of April 18, 2022, CDC’s 2021 order requiring masks on public transportation conveyances and at transportation hubs is no longer in effect, and will not be enforced. For more information: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/masks-public-transportation.html

Wastewater Treatment

Kent City Health Department, in conjunction with Kent City Water Reclamation and Kent State University, has been conducting wastewater tests for COVID-19 virus at preidentified hot spots within the city for the past year. Wastewater tests can be a good indicator of the potential risk of community spread of COVID-19 and allow the health department to be proactive in directing COVID-19 testing and contact tracing resources to prevent outbreaks and case increases. For more information about wastewater testing for COVID-19, click this link

Resources From Other Organizations

Portage County Health District

Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (Unemployment Insurance Benefits)

United States Department of Agriculture

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention  Find the latest CDC guidelines for quarantine and isolation here.

Press Releases

November 10, 2021: Kent City Health Department to Provide COVID-19 Booster Shots to Eligible Individuals
September 8, 2021: Kent City Health Department to Provide COVID-19 Vaccines to Eligible Individuals
January 14, 2021: Kent City Health Department Vaccination Update

Reports

2021
January 28-29 2021 COVID-19 Testing Final Report (Kent State Fieldhouse)

2020
2020 COVID-19 Annual Report - City of Kent
2020 COVID-19 Kent City Overview Infographic
October 18, 2020, COVID-19 Testing Final Report (Stanton Middle School testing event)