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Updated May 12, 2023

WCHD COVID CALL CENTER: For questions and reporting positive tests, call: 419-292-6100

U.S. COVID-19 Public Health Emergency Expires May 11, 2023

Based on current COVID-19 trends, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) ended the federal Public Health Emergency for COVID-19 on May 11, 2023.

What Does the End of the Public Health Emergency Mean for You?

Most tools you use to fight COVID, including vaccines, treatments and testing, will continue to be widely available. But some tools, including  certain data sources and reporting, have changed.

We know what works to protect against COVID. Everyone six months and older should be vaccinated, and individuals should get the latest booster when eligible, use an at-home test if you’re exposed to COVID or have symptoms and stay home if you’re sick.

COVID-19 Data 

Due to recent changes in COVID-19 reporting related to the end of the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency, Wood County Health Department will only report COVID-related hospitalizations going forward. Additional national and state data sources are also linked below.

Wood County COVID-19 Hospitalizations

Wood county hospitals reported:

State and National COVID-19 Data

Self Help Resources

Click on the link to the right to find tools to help you understand what to do if you test positive for COVID, have close contact with someone who is sick or determine if you need a booster.