CELINA- (6-2-21) Beginning today, several pandemic health orders have been rescinded or lifted. This action removes several statewide requirements enacted to protect the health and safety of Ohioans during the COVID-19 pandemic, including the statewide mask mandate. Some orders, including those for nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and other congregate settings, remain in effect.

The following orders will remain in effect:

  • Order to Require Screening for Admission to State Operated Psychiatric Hospitals or to Department of Youth Services Facilities signed March 14, 2020.
  • The Director’s Order Designating The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center a Public Health Laboratory signed March 27, 2020.
  • The Director’s Order to Facilities to Notify Residents, Guardians and Sponsor of Positive or Probable Cases of COVID-19 signed April 15, 2020.
  • The Director’s Order Requiring Reporting and Notification Regarding COVID-19 Cases in Kindergarten through Twelfth Grade signed September 3, 2020.
  • The Director of Health’s Order Designating Dayton Children’s Hospital as a Public Health Laboratory signed December 23, 2020.
  • The Director’s Seventh Amended Order to Permit Access to Ohio’s Nursing Homes, with Exceptions signed March 22, 2021.
  • The Amended Director’s Order to Permit Access to Ohio’s Residential Care Facilities, with Exceptions signed March 22, 2021.
  • The Director’s Amended Order for the Testing of the Residents and Staff of all Residential Care Facilities signed May 4, 2021.
  • The Director’s Amended Order for the Testing of the Residents and Staff of all Nursing Homes signed May 4, 2021.

Fully vaccinated individuals, defined as those who are two weeks past the final dose, can safely resume most activities, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance. Businesses, workplaces, and schools are permitted to continue to require masking or social distancing protocols at their discretion to keep customers, employees, and students safe. A federal transportation mask mandate will remain in place through Sept. 13 on commercial flights, trains, buses, boats and in terminals. In addition, the CDC continues to recommend masking in certain circumstances, regardless of whether someone is fully vaccinated, including in healthcare settings and other forms of public transportation. Upon entry to a business, school, or healthcare facility, Ohioans should be prepared to follow certain policies related to masking, social distancing, and handwashing.

The MCHD has received calls regarding registration for Ohio Vax-a-Million. We do not register individuals for the drawings. Ohio Vax-a-Million is an opt-in program, meaning you are not automatically entered. It takes less than two minutes to enter online at  www.ohiovaxamillion.com.  Those without Internet access can also enter by phone at 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634).

The MCHD offers the COVID-19 vaccine at the Mercer County Health District. The list below provides clinic dates and the type of vaccine that will be administered. Please call 419-586-3251 extension 1462 to schedule an appointment.

MCHD COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics

Friday, June 4, 2021Pfizer
Tuesday, June 8, 2021Pfizer
Friday, June 11, 2021Pfizer

As of June 2, 2021, the Mercer County Health District (MCHD) reports 4,116 confirmed cases, 772 probable cases, 3,963 recovered cases, 1 hospitalization, 86 COVID-19 deaths, and 19 probable deaths of COVID-19. There have been 41 confirmed cases that have passed away due to causes other than COVID-19. Today, there are 23 known active cases of COVID-19 in Mercer County. 

Mercer County COVID-19 Confirmed 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
October545 cases
November1,116 cases
December635 cases 
January 2021386 cases
February 2021120 cases
March 202152 Cases
April 2021113 Cases
May 202162 Cases
June – Present0 Cases