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COVID-19 Resources

The Ohio Department of Health now classifies COVID-19 as a Class B reportable Communicable Disease. Universal case investigation is no longer the most effective way to lessen disease. Contact Tracing is no longer required for most COVID-19 cases. The Portage County Combined General Health District has discontinued regular Contact Tracing for confirmed positive COVID-19 cases.

Contact Tracing may be an effective strategy to prevent disease in the following situations:

  • Cases in high-risk settings (e.g., long-term care and correctional facilities)
  • Cases associated with outbreaks
  • Cases associated with the emergence of variants with concerning mutations
  • Other situations of concern to local or state health authorities to prevent transmission within populations at increased risk of severe morbidity or mortality

What Should I Do If I Have Been Exposed to COVID-19?

Isolation and Precautions for People with COVID-19

For information on isolation and precautions for COVID-19, inluding the Isolation and Exposure Calculator, visit the Center for Disease Control and Prevention website.

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What Should I Do If I Receive a Positive At-Home COVID-19 Test Result?

Self Reporting

Report positive results from an unproctored, at-home COVID test.

The Ohio Department of Health classifies COVID-19 as a Class A reportable Communicable Disease. As such, according to the Ohio Revised Code 3707.08 and 3707.16 Contact Tracing is required. The Portage County Combined General Health District continues to conduct contact tracing commencing with each confirmed positive COVID-19 individual.

COVID-19 Vaccine Information

For the latest information and resources on COVID-19, visit the Ohio Department of Health website. Click here.

As a vaccine provider of the State of Ohio, Portage County Health District will provide COVID-19 vaccines. Call 330-298-4490 to schedule an appointment.

COVID-19 Home Test Kits

Portage County Health District has COVID-19 home test available for pick up Monday – Friday from 8:00am-4:00pm.

COVID-19 Prevention and Control

The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to COVID-19. The virus that causes COVID-19 is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes, talks, or breathes. These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs. Spread is more likely between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).

To prevent illness:

  • Get vaccinated (If age eligible).
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick, stay at home as much as possible, and put distance between yourself and other people.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a mask when around others.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily.
  • Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place or after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
  • Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.