COVID-19

Ross County is in a high community level.

This is based on a combination of three metrics — new COVID-19 admissions per 100,000 population in the past 7 days, the percent of staffed inpatient beds occupied by COVID-19 patients, and total new COVID-19 cases per 100,000 population in the past 7 days — to determine the COVID-19 community level. Read what each level means.


The CDC and the Ohio Department of health have updated COVID-19 quarantine and isolation guidelines. The flow chart is for what to do for an exposure to someone with COVID-19. Regardless of vaccination status or symptoms, anyone who tests positive for COVID-19 must isolate for at least 5 days. If symptoms are improving, isolation may end on the sixth day following either symptom onset or a positive COVID-19 test if the person consistently wears a mask for the next five days. The Ohio Department of Health has also updated K-12 school quarantine guidance including “mask to stay” and “test to play” timelines accordingly.

Vaccine Information

The Ross County Health District offers the Moderna and Pfizer COVID vaccines, primary series, and booster vaccines. Getting a COVID-19 vaccine is our best defense against serious illness and death. The CDC recommends that everyone ages 5 years and older get vaccinated. RCHD encourages a vaccine booster dose for those who are eligible. Our clinic is walk-in only, open Monday through Wednesday 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. All late clinics will be posted here and on our social media as they are scheduled.

Testing Information

Free COVID test kits are still available to be sent to your home by registering at www.covidtests.gov.

A hand wearing a blue rubber safety glove is holding an Abbot Labs COVID-19 test card.

You can receive a BinaxNOW at-home rapid test from our office. If you were exposed to COVID-19 or have symptoms, we ask that you remain in your car and call (740) 779-9652 for curbside delivery.

To report your results, please create a NAVICA account and follow the self-reporting steps.