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Health Department

Contact Us

4717 Main Ave,

Ashtabula OH 44004

440-992-7123 (Phone)

440-992-7163 (Fax)

 
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For the most current information regarding COVID-19 and Ohio's response, visit the

Ohio Department of Health Coronavirus website.

Ashtabula City Health Department

COIVD-19 Vaccine Distribution Information

The Ashtabula City Health Department COVID-19 vaccination program is evolving to meet the needs of our community.  Community COVID-19 vaccination clinics are offered in multiple locations throughout the city as drive-thru and walk up or by appointment via https://gettheshot.coronavirus.ohio.gov.  These clinics will be promoted via our city website page as well as our health department Facebook page.

How to protect yourself and others

Current Releases

COVID-19 Symptoms

People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms* may have COVID-19:

 

  • Fever or chills

  • Cough

  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

  • Fatigue

  • Muscle or body aches

  • Headache

  • New loss of taste or smell

  • Sore throat

  • Congestion or runny nose

  • Nausea or vomiting

  • Diarrhea

*This list does not include all possible symptoms.

When to seek Emergency Medical Attention

Look for emergency warning signs* for COVID-19. If someone is showing any of these signs, seek emergency medical care immediately:

  • Trouble breathing

  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest

  • New confusion

  • Inability to wake or stay awake

  • Bluish lips or face

*This list is not all possible symptoms. Please call your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning to you.

Call 911 or call ahead to your local emergency facility: Notify the operator that you are seeking care for someone who has or may have COVID-19.
 

Stay home if you are sick!

Considerations for who should get tested

  • People who have symptoms of COVID-19

  • People who have had close contact (within 6 feet of an infected person for a total of 15 minutes or more) with someone with confirmed COVID-19.​​

  • People who have been asked or referred to get testing by their healthcare provider, local or state health department.

Not everyone needs to be tested. If you do get tested, you should self-quarantine/isolate at home pending test results and follow the advice of your health care provider or a public health professional. You should presume you are positive until your results are returned and begin isolating. Follow these 3 key steps while you are awaiting your results.

If You Have a Positive Test or Have Been Exposed to Someone With COVID-19

Please follow the current CDC guidelines regarding isolation and quarantine which can be found HERE.

What is Contact Tracing and why is it important?

Contact tracing has been used for decades by state and local health departments to slow or stop the spread of infectious diseases.

Contact tracing slows the spread of COVID-19 by

  • Letting people know they may have been exposed to COVID-19 and should monitor their health for signs and symptoms of COVID-19

  • Helping people who may have been exposed to COVID-19 get tested

  • Asking people to self-isolate if they have COVID-19 or self-quarantine if they are a close contact of someone with COVID-19

During contact tracing, the health department staff will not ask you for

  • Money

  • Social Security number

  • Bank account information

  • Salary information

  • Credit card numbers

Here is what you can expect from Contact Tracing.

We can all work together to help slow the spread of COVID-19.

Do your part to keep your family and your community safe:

Answer the call to slow the spread.

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