FAIRFIELD COUNTY COVID-19 RESPONSE


The Fairfield Department of Health continues to record new COVID-19 case reports, COVID deaths, and vaccination rates and updates the Fairfield County report on a weekly basis. The Ohio Department of Health updates their COVID-19 Dashboard daily.
July 30, 2021

COVID-19 cases continue to climb to 118 cases in the past week after hitting a low at the end of June of 9 cases per week. Hospitalizations remain low and vaccination rates have continued to climb slowly over the past 3 weeks. Fairfield County has 47% of residents with at least one vaccination, and 44.45% fully vaccinated. Vaccinations are available through our office by calling (740) 652-2800 or find a provider by visiting https://gettheshot.coronavirus.ohio.gov/.

Our current community spread has increased to “Substantial” with a weekly case rate of 74.9 cases per 100,000 population.

Vaccination remains the best method of ending this pandemic, however, the CDC recommends returning to mask wearing based on the current local case rate. “To maximize protection from the Delta variant and prevent possibly spreading it to others, wear a mask indoors in public if you are in an area of substantial or high transmission.”

Ohio has not come out with any revised mask guidelines, other than for K-12 schools. K-12 Schools Guidance – July 27, 2021.

We will be working on recommendations for our local schools next week. Any recommendations or policies should be flexible to better respond to any increase, or decrease, in cases.

Visit Fairfield County COVID-19 Dashboard