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:
Testing: Information can be found via the Ohio Department of Health website here.  

ODH Info sheet on COVID-19 English   Spanish   French   Somali   Arabic  


Kent City Health Department Nurse Clinic offers 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 may contact the health department clinic nurse Sara Slanina RN/Paramedic at 330-678-8109 ext. 5209 for an appointment and information.

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 For COVID-19 booster shot guidance, click here.

Kent City Health Department Nurse 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

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)

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 pre-identified 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

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention