WILMINGTON– COVID-19 cases are increasing rapidly throughout Clinton County and Southwest Ohio.
According to the Clinton County Health District, Clinton County currently has nearly 170 known active cases of the virus; on June 22, there were only 30 known active cases. There were 71 new known cases last week.
The CDC’s COVID Data Tracker listed Clinton County as “High” again this week with a case rate of 169.18 cases per 100,000 population over a period of seven days.
CDC recommends facial coverings for both vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals in indoor environments in “High” transmission counties, according to a news release from the Clinton County Health District. The use of a facial covering adds another layer of protection for those not vaccinated, especially those under the age of 12 who are not yet eligible for a COVID vaccination.
Public Health officials strongly encourage COVID vaccination to reduce the threat of severe illness or death from COVID infection.
Through the end of August 2021, the CCHD will continue hosting Walk-In Clinics for COVID vaccinations 1-4 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.
All three brands of COVID vaccine are available while supplies last.
Kids’ and back-to-school
Regarding back-to-school/children’s vaccinations – Children’s vaccinations are by appointment only. Please call the CCHD Nursing Division at 937-382-7221 to schedule your time slot. To learn more visit https://co.clinton.oh.us/ImmunizationandClinicServices .
Also, visit this page to learn of additional vaccination opportunities at your Clinton County school: Clinton-Massie, Wilmington and now Blanchester schools have vaccination opportunities planned at their back-to-school open houses. Appointments in school district settings will be scheduled online at https://bookclintonschoolvax.timetap.com/#/ .
Vaxx at schools
CCHD will also be at the following schools for COVID vaccinations next week:
Tuesday, Aug. 17:
• Clinton-Massie Schools — 3-6 p.m. in the Well Clinic
• Wilmington Schools — 5-8 p.m. in the High School Library/Media Center
Thursday, Aug. 19:
• Wilmington College — 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in CSA149
Friday, Aug. 20:
• Blanchester Schools — 5:15-7 p.m. in the Middle School Clinic
For the latest updates, follow the CCHD on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
To learn more about the CDC’s COVID Data Tracker visit https://covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/#datatracker-home .