C4-1-21) Today, Mercer County was downgraded to a level 1 on the Ohio Public Health Advisory System issued by the Ohio Department of Health because our two-week new case incidence rate decreased to 36 cases per 100,000 population.

As the Easter holiday weekend begins, the MCHD reminds Mercer County residents to be responsible with their Easter plans. It’s important to take routine precautions to prevent a significant resurgence of COVID-19 activity in our area. Masking and distancing are still recommended, and vulnerable individuals should carefully consider whether or not to attend gatherings.

The MCHD office will close at 11:30 AM tomorrow in observance of Good Friday.

Wednesday, April 7, 2021, MCHD COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic

  • Vaccine Type: Moderna
  • Time: 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM
  • Location: Mercer County Fairgrounds
  • Registration Information:

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 April 1, 2021, the Mercer County Health District (MCHD) reports 3,939 confirmed cases, 738 probable cases, 3,803 recovered cases, 1 hospitalization, 84 COVID-19 deaths, and 19 probable deaths of COVID-19. There have been 36 confirmed cases that have passed away due to causes other than COVID-19. Currently, there are 16 known active cases of COVID-19 in Mercer County. 

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 2021387 cases           
February 2021120 cases
March 202152 cases