DO YOU NEED YOUR COVID -19 VACCINE?
The Seneca County General Health District is providing COVID-19 vaccinations on Wednesdays, through appointment only. To schedule an appointment, go to https://gettheshot.coronavirus.ohio.gov. Click on Check Eligibility and Book My Appointment. When visiting our building, masks are required regardless of vaccination status and please refrain from visiting if you are ill. If you are unable to register from online, please call the Seneca County Health department 419-447-3691 at ext. 6355 for assistance.
We are currently out of test kits. Check back daily as we have an ongoing order of tests for replenishment.
Seneca County Employers
The Seneca County Health District asks that you do not request that an employee who has been positive for COVID get a repeat test before they are allowed to return to work. It is not necessary if they have done their 10 day isolation or if a contact of a positive case has done their 14 day quarantine.
First of all, it is putting a strain on our testing sites. Secondly, it is possible for someone to have a positive test after their period of isolation but they are not contagious any longer therefore do not need to be kept out of the workplace.
Also, do not ask people who have been in contact with a positive case to get a test before their quarantine time is up in order to let them come back to work early. A person can become positive at any time during that 14 day period.
There are exceptions to workers, such as in the healthcare profession, which are considered essential employees. The guidelines in that situation are that they may work if they remain symptom free and wear appropriate PPE. They however should refrain from going anywhere else.
Ohio Department of Health now has a call center to answer questions regarding coronavirus (COVID-19). the call center will be open 7 days a week from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and can be reached at 1-833-427-5634.
Eligible county residents could get financial assistance through a grant program administered by Seneca Regional Planning Commission on behalf of the Seneca County General Health District. The Home Sewage Treatment System grant is to assist income eligible homeowners in repairing failing septic systems. A pool of $150,000 is available and funding is dependent on household income. For more information or to see if you are eligible, contact Brittany Bisher at the Regional Planning office, (419) 443-7936, ext. 1108
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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.