CELINA- As of today, the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) reports a COVID-19 incidence rate of 65 new cases in Mercer County per 100,000 residents over the past two weeks. Mercer County remains at a level 2 on the Ohio Public Health Advisory System issued by the Ohio Department of Health.

Governor DeWine announced today that county fair boards anticipate holding full county fairs this year. Further county fair guidance with some limitations will be announced later today. New guidance for proms, banquets, wedding receptions, festivals, and parades is also forthcoming.

At this time, the MCHD has administered more than 3,150 first doses and more than 1,570 second doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Wednesday, March 17, MCHD COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic

  • Vaccine Type: Moderna
  • Time: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Location: Mercer County Fairgrounds
    • Individuals who are 50 years of age and older or who are otherwise eligible under Phase 1 or Phase 2 of the COVID-19 vaccination program can be vaccinated during this clinic.
    • Register online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mchd-covid-19-drive-thru-clinic-march-17-2021-tickets-145734693391
    • Online registration will open at 8:00 AM on Saturday, March 13.
    • Anyone unable to register online can make an appointment by calling 567-890-2619. Phone registration will be available from noon to 3:00 PM on Monday, March 15, and Tuesday, March 16.

Each person who schedules an appointment is also encouraged to complete the vaccine registration form before visiting the clinic. It can be found here: https://mchdohio.org/CovidForm.  Paper forms can also be picked up any time in the hallway outside the entrance of the MCHD office in the Mercer County Central Services Building. Please note that the registration form is required for both first and second doses.

All contracted private insurance, Medicaid, and Medicare will be billed for the administration fee.  If you have a Medicare Advantage Plan, please bring your Red, White and Blue Medicare card. No out-of-pocket payment will be collected. There will be a 15-minute waiting period after the vaccine is given.

As of March 11, 2021, the Mercer County Health District (MCHD) reports 3,902 confirmed cases, 734 probable cases, 3,774 recovered cases, 4 hospitalizations, 81 COVID-19 deaths, and 19 probable deaths of COVID-19. There have been 29 confirmed cases who have passed away due to causes other than COVID-19. Currently, there are 18 known active cases of COVID-19 in Mercer County. At this time, the MCHD is only receiving reports of confirmed cases of COVID-19. As a result, MCHD will no longer be able to report pending cases.

MonthNumber of Confirmed Cases
March (First case on 3/24)5 cases
April19 cases
May190 cases
June56 cases
July239 cases
August295 cases
September 283 cases
October544 cases
November1,115 cases
December634 cases
January 2021386 cases           
February 2021120 cases
March 2021 – present16 cases