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Delaware County Fairgrounds Drive-Thru Flu Clinic: Oct. 21

  DELAWARE, Oh. – The Delaware General Health District will be offering an all-day opportunity to get your flu vaccination on Wednesday Oct. 21, 2020 from 9am to 7pm at the Delaware County Fairgrounds.  The Health District is introducing the "Flu Fast Pass" this year, which allows attendees to pre-register online and go straight to [...]

October 9th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|1 Comment

Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Campaign Set to Launch

DELAWARE, Oh.  -  With Americans set to celebrate the upcoming Labor Day weekend, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is reminding everyone about the dangers of drinking and driving. This Labor Day weekend, NHTSA will join the SAFE Delaware County Coalition in spreading the word about impaired driving dangers and [...]

August 17th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

August is Breastfeeding Awareness Month

Communities Need to Work Together to Provide Support for Breastfeeding Mothers DELAWARE, Oh. – August is Breastfeeding Awareness Month in Ohio and Aug. 1-7 is World Breastfeeding Week (WBW). The last week in August is celebrated as Black Breastfeeding Week. Research suggests that breastfeeding is a key modifiable factor for disease for both mothers and [...]

August 3rd, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Mosquito Fogging to Occur Due to Suspect Encephalitis Case

DELAWARE, Oh. – The Delaware General Health District is informing residents within the City of Delaware that mosquito fogging will occur on Wednesday, July 29 due to a suspect case of the mosquito-borne disease La Crosse Encephalitis. The Heath District’s Residential Services Unit will fog the area of the city that is west of the Olentangy River. Fogging will [...]

July 27th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Delaware County Reaches Alert Level Red

Delaware, OH  – Delaware County was upgraded today to a Level 3 on the Ohio Public Health Advisory System, meaning Delaware County has met four of the seven indicators resulting in a red alert level. Under Level 3, residents are to use the same guidelines as Levels 1 and 2 along with all current health orders, [...]

July 16th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|7 Comments

Health District & The Inn at Bear Trail, Olentangy Trail Working Together to Protect Residents

The Delaware General Health District along with The Inn at Bear Trail and The Inn at Olentangy Trail (The Inns) are committed to ensuring residents of these long-term care facilities receive the safest care and public health protection possible in wake of residents testing positive for COVID-19. In ensuring this care and protection from this [...]

May 2nd, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Joint Public Health Statement from Delaware, Knox & Franklin County Health Commissioners

Ohio has been recognized nationally as a public health model for its response to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, recent comments comparing Ohio’s public health actions to those taken by the German Nazis during World War II, are damaging and polarizing and need to be condemned. As local public health officials, we stand together in condemning these comments which clearly demonstrate a lack of empathy, [...]

April 23rd, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Health District Announces First Death Due to COVID-19

Delaware, OH - It is with great sadness that the Delaware General Health District announces its first death as a result of COVID-19. On Sunday, a 60-year-old Delaware County woman passed away in the intensive care unit at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.   The staff of the Delaware General Health District extend our deepest sympathy to the family during their time of great loss.   “We are extremely saddened to learn about the [...]

March 30th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments