Written by Anne Goon, MS,RD, LD
I’m delighted to be serving Seneca County as Health Commissioner, and thank you all for making me feel welcome. Please click on the above title- to read the May 12th edition of This Month in Public Health- an e-newsletter for Seneca County residents. This inaugural edition provides you with the most up-to-date COVID-19 information , as well as a local version of a CDC infographic about Choosing Safer Activities. As we get through this pandemic and resume our new “normal”, the newsletter will address other topics related to Seneca County General Health District and your health, safety, and well-being.
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Anne Goon, MS, RD, LD
Seneca County General Health District
71 S Washington St, Suite 1102
Tiffin, OH 44883
71 South Washington Street
Tiffin, OH 44883
DO YOU NEED YOUR COVID -19 VACCINE, OR DOES YOUR 16-18 YEAR OLD?
The Seneca County General Health District is providing COVID-19 vaccinations every Wednesday through the end of May from 8-5 pm. Appointments are preferred, and walk-ins are welcome. To schedule an appointment, go to https://gettheshot.coronavirus.ohio.gov. Click on Check Eligibility and Book My Appointment. When visiting our building, we ask that you wear a mask and refrain from visiting if you are ill. If you are unable to register over the computer please call the Seneca County Health department 419-447-3691 at ext. 6355 for assistance.
Measles is a highly contagious virus. Learn more about the tricks that make measles so infectious. Learn more about measles, signs, symptoms, and transmission at this link or by clicking the title above:
Scabies is a contagious skin condition caused by mites, which can cause intense itching & a rash that resembles pimples. Common areas of the body which can be affected include between the fingers, wrist, elbow, armpit, waist, buttocks, and genitals. (Select the title to read more)
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.
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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.
New CDC Contact Tracing Guidance
The Center For Disease Control has just released some new guidelines for contact tracing to health departments They are recommending we contact people who have had a positive test 6 days ago to the present. If your test was before November 18 and you have not received a call, please follow the guidelines for isolation and quarantine posted on this website.
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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71 South Washington St. Suite 1102 Tiffin, OH 44883
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.