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COVID-19 Situational Report

The Information in this report covers: 11/1/2020 – 11/30/2020

ACTIONS COMPLETED SINCE LAST SITUATIONAL REPORT:

  • Held flu and immunization clinics by appointment only.  Call (937) 651-6186 with questions or to schedule.
  • Continued monitoring of local and regional hospital bed situation as well as regional hospital census data.
  • Provided a third self-care, decompression session for LCHD staff stress due to overtime hours, public frustration, and the longevity of the pandemic.
  • Continued to receive contact tracing assistance from ODH.
  • Environmental Health staff continued to assist community planners to make indoor events as safe as possible.
  • ODH began accepting ALL retail and mask complaints.  LCHD is still using COVID-19 email address for better communication: covid19@co.logan.oh.us
    • For COVID-19 calls requiring nursing assistance, call (937) 592-9040, enter 1 or e-mail covid19@co.logan.oh.us.  LCHD has added an auto-reply to this e-mail account that contains instructions for frequent e-mail requests.
  • Continued to provide additional programs and services including vital statistics (birth & death certificates), WIC, food inspections, immunizations (limited and by appointment only), TB Testing (by appointment only), Narcan distribution, newborn visits (via phone), OCTF program and CMH program. 

LIAISON:

  • Continued working with Long Term-Care Facilities to reduce spread in congregate living areas.
  • Unified Command (EMA, MRH & LCHD) continued to meet on a bi-weekly basis.
  • LCHD staff meets with school administrators and school nurses to provide guidance on a weekly and as-needed basis.
    • Developed new processes and documents for school nurses/administrators to use in school contact tracing.
  • Attended weekly calls with Governor DeWine and ODH to understand new orders and guidance.

LOGISTICS:

  • Tested carbon dioxide levels, promoting fresh air exchange and indoor air quality in schools, businesses and churches as cold weather brings more people indoors.
  • Provided advice and worked with Logan County Commissioners on building improvements, air quality advances and other COVID-19 related updates using CARES Act funding.
  • Planned for mass vaccination including vaccine storage and distribution.
  • Due to increasing case volume and limited staff, call center call response requires 24-48 hours.
  • Started prioritized contact tracing by contacting only the positive case and giving instruction for the positive case to complete their own contact tracing using providing written guidance.
  • Began using automated one-calls to notify positive cases of test results and isolation & contact tracing instructions.
  • Updated LCHD technology to meet additional demands.
  • Received three pushes of PPE from the Ohio Adelaide warehouse. 

PUBLIC INFORMATION:

STATE INFORMATION:

  • On November 25, 2020, Logan County moved to “red” on the Ohio Public Health Advisory System based on the two previous weeks. Logan County still has the “high incidence” indicator. 
  • Current travel hot spots:  WY, SD, IA, ID, KS, PA, NM, AL, MO, MT, AZ, UT, MS, OR, WI and TN
  • State operated Pop-Up Testing Sites:  https://coronavirus.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/covid-19/testing-ch-centers/
  • Public Health Advisory with specifics of each county can be viewed at: https://coronavirus.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/covid-19/public-health-advisory-system/

COVID-19 Situational Report

The Information in this report covers: 10/1/2020 – 10/31/2020

ACTIONS COMPLETED SINCE LAST SITUATIONAL REPORT:

  • Held flu immunization clinics.
  • Hired 1 additional contact tracer to assist in contact tracing efforts.
  • Ongoing monitoring of local hospital bed situation and regional hospital census data.
  • Provided 2 self-care decompression sessions for LCHD staff stress due to overtime hours, public frustration, and the longevity of the pandemic.
  • Continued to receive contact tracing assistance from ODH.
  • Environmental Health staff continued to assist community planners to make indoor events as safe as possible.
  • Provided information and taking complaints at the numbers below, and are still using our COVID-19 email address for better communication: covid19@co.logan.oh.us
    • If you have a COVID-19 business or mask complaint, call (937) 592-9040, enter 3.
    • For COVID-19 calls requiring nursing assistance, call (937) 592-9040, enter 1.
  • In addition to our COVID-19 efforts and response, we continued to provide programs and services, including vital statistics, WIC, food inspections, immunizations (limited and by appointment only), TB Testing (by appointment only), Narcan distribution, newborn visits (via phone), OCTF program and CMH program. 

LIAISON:

  • Worked with Long Term Care facilities to reduce spread in congregate living areas.
  • Unified Command (EMA, MRH & LCHD) meet on a bi-weekly basis.
  • LCHD staff meet virtually with school administrators and school nurses to provide guidance.
  • Attended weekly calls with ODH to plan for COVID-19 Vaccine distribution, calls with Governor DeWine and ODH.
  • Communicated with mental health providers to meet with clients in person if possible. 
  • Shared Department of Aging funding with local partners.

LOGISTICS:

  • Tested carbon dioxide levels, promoting fresh air exchange and indoor air quality in schools, businesses and churches as cold weather brings more people indoors.
  • Worked with County Commissioners for COVID building improvements using CARES funding.
  • Planned for mass vaccination including vaccine storage and distribution.
  • Due to increased volumes and limited staff, call center call response requires 24-48 hours.
  • Received thermometers and additional PPE for the county.
  • Updated LCHD technology to meet additional demands.

PUBLIC INFORMATION:

  • ­­­­­­­36 Social Media Posts with total reach of 63,434
  • Situational Report sent to Chamber, Media, Staff, BOH, HCC, HAN
  • Updated testing site information.
  • Staff presented at Bellefontaine Kiwanis Club meeting on how Air Quality affects the spread of COVID.
  • ­­­­­­­Released Indoor Air Quality document.

STATE INFORMATION:

For more information about protecting yourself in indoor spaces see www.loganhealth.org  INDOOR AIR FACTS: https://loganhealth.org/prod/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Indoor-Air-Improvement-10.26.2020-1.pdf

The following data is representative of the 51 COVID-19 cases from 10/19/2020 – 10/25/2020.


COVID-19 Situational Report

The Information in this report is from: 09/01/2020 – 09/30/2020

As of 09/30/2020, 2:00 PM:

Ohio Cases: 155,314 Total; 146,438 Confirmed; 8,876 Probable; Ohio Confirmed Deaths: 4,514

Logan County Cases: 220 Confirmed + 96 Probable = 316 Total Cases. Of those 316 cases, 274 have recovered. | Deaths: 3 | Active Cases: 39 | Current Hospitalization: 6 |

ACTIONS COMPLETED SINCE LAST SITUATIONAL REPORT:

  • Held 5 immunization clinics to catch up children needing school & other vaccines.
  • Environmental Health staff continues to answer questions from community planners to make events as safe as possible.
  • We are providing information and taking complaints at the numbers below, and are still using our COVID-19 email address for better communication: covid19@co.logan.oh.us
    • If you have a COVID-19 business or mask complaint, call (937) 592-9040, enter 3.
    • For COVID-19 calls requiring nursing assistance, call (937) 592-9040, enter 1.
  • In addition to our COVID-19 efforts and response, we continue to provide programs and services, including vital statistics, WIC, food inspections, immunizations (limited and by appointment only), TB Testing (by appointment only), Narcan distribution, newborn visits (via phone), OCTF program and CMH program.
  • Held a COVID-19 Pop-Up Test Site on September 10, 2020. Tested 71 individuals resulting in 1 lab-confirmed positive case. See Pop-Up Test Site Report for further details.
  • Hired 2 additional contact tracers to assist in contact tracing efforts and an Outreach Coordinator to relieve nursing staff.
  • Received contact tracing assistance from ODH

LIAISON:

  • Unified Command (EMA, MRH & LCHD) continues to meet on a bi-weekly basis.
  • LCHD staff continues to meet virtually with school administrators and school nurses to provide guidance.
    • Began using new reporting strategies between schools, LCHD and ODH.
  • Attending weekly calls with ODH to plan for COVID-19 Vaccine distribution.
  • Planning for flu vaccine clinics in the coming weeks.

LOGISTICS:

  • Began testing carbon dioxide levels in schools, businesses and churches.
  • Received and began distributing KN95 masks for CMH clients.

PUBLIC INFORMATION:

  • 29 Social Media Posts with total reach of 50,036
  • Situational Report sent to Chamber, Media, Staff, BOH, HCC, HAN
  • Interviews with Bellefontaine Examiner, Channel 10 News

STATE INFORMATION:

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