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Corona Virus Information

April 5, 2021 - 

The State of Ohio has opened a mass vaccination clinic in the Cincinnati area; this is another option to secure a vaccination appointment.

Location: Cintas Center at Xavier University, 1624 Herald Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45207.

How to sign up: Book online: https://gettheshot.coronavirus.ohio.gov (enter ZIP code 45207 in the search bar). Book by phone: 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634).

Managed by: Kroger, Cincinnati Health Department, Hamilton County Public Health, and The Health Collaborative, with support from the Ohio Department of Health and Ohio Emergency Management Agency.

Learn more: Find answers to your questions about COVID-19 vaccines at coronavirus.ohio.gov/vaccine.

March 17,2021 - 

Governor DeWine has announced the next phase of vaccine eligibility, please see the graphics below for details.  Visit gettheshot.coronavirus.ohio.gov to find a provider near you.  Please continue to to patient as vaccine supply catches up to demand.  The State of Ohio and Hamilton County Public Health district are working hard to make sure as many people as possible can get vaccinated. 

To assist our seniors residents in accessing vaccine appointments, the Council on Aging is offering free rides to vaccine appointments.  The Council on Aging is also working to to get home-bound seniors vaccinations as well.  Please call 513-721-1025 or visit help4seniors.org for more information.

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March 5, 2021 - 


Governor DeWine has announced a number of plans in regard to the management of the COVID-19 health crisis.  Three key items of note are:

1)  The criteria for the removal of all COVID-19 public health orders. When the State achieves a rate of 50 cases per 100,000 residents and maintains this rate for two weeks; all public health orders will be removed. As of 03/03/2021, Ohio has 179 cases per 100K; this is down from  445 on 02/03/2021 and 731 on 12/03/2020.

2) Pop-up vaccination sites.  A COVID-19 pop-up vaccination site will be available in partnership with The Healthcare Connection at Mt. Healthy Family Practice in Cincinnati on March 6th. Registration is available by calling (513) 728-2125.

3) Mass vaccination clinics. On 03/05/2021, Ohio, in partnership with FEMA, will be supporting 15 regional mass vaccination sites in several areas around the state. One of these sites will be located in Cincinnati. Further details on the clinic will announced in the coming days.

For more information on the State of Ohio's plans, please visit: https://coronavirus.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/covid-19/home

March 2, 2021 -

Beginning March 4, 2021, the vaccine distribution program in Ohio will be expanded to those 60 years old and above, as well as those will certain medical conditions and certain professions.  Please read the Phase 1C Fact Sheet and Phase 2 Fact Sheet for full details on who is eligible for the vaccine.

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February 19, 2021 - 

Vaccinations in Phase 1B continues. Governor DeWine announced a tiered system for offering vaccinations to the estimated 2.2 million people who are eligible for the vaccine under this phase, beginning with those who are 80 or older. When a new age group begins, vaccinations may not be complete for the previous age group. It will take a number of weeks to distribute all of the vaccine given the limited doses available.

As of February 15, 2021 – Ohioans born with or who have early childhood conditions that are carried into adulthood, which put them at a higher risk for adverse outcomes due to COVID-19, are eligible to receive the vaccination; regardless of age.

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Ohioans with one of the above qualifying medical conditions may choose to receive the vaccine at the provider of their choice, but will be asked by their vaccine provider to verify that they are, in fact, eligible at this time.

Also check with the Hamilton County Public Health Department WEBSITE to learn more about vaccinations in Hamilton County or to sign up to receive updates. Groups defined by age will receive the vaccine from local health departments, hospitals, federally-qualified health centers, as well as some retail pharmacies.  A statewide Vaccine Provider Locations search is available at vaccine.coronavirus.ohio.gov, allowing a search by county and ZIP code to find a provider in the area to administer the vaccine.

January 29, 2021 - Vaccine Update

Vaccine supply remains limited throughout Hamilton County and the State of Ohio. Be assured that Hamilton County Public Health and their partners stand ready to distribute any vaccine that is received.  There are several sources in which to find information about the vaccine and/or schedule an appointment.  All distribution points are following the State of Ohio's tiered distribution schedule.  Below are some resources for vaccine information:

State of Ohio COVID-19 Website: VACCINE PROVIDER LOCATIONS

Hamilton County Public Health WebsiteVACCINE INFORMATION

Health Collaborative Website:  www.testandprotectcincy.com

Additional Vaccine Information for Seniors:

Hamilton County Council of Aging is offering free rides to vaccine appointments for seniors. Click HERE for more information on the service.  Sign up ONLINE or call (855) 546-6352.

State of Ohio Council of Aging Hotline: (866) 243-5678

In Hamilton County, people without Internet access, or who may have trouble navigating a website, can call 211.  

Please share this information with any neighbors or family members that may not have Internet access.

January 28, 2021 - Statewide Curfew Adjustment

Governor DeWine announced this week the way in which the statewide curfew will be rolled back.  Read the full PRESS RELEASE for complete details.  The curfew is currently in effect daily from 11:00PM to 5:00AM.  This will be in place for 2 weeks, at which time it will be evaluated for adjustments.

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January 15, 2021 - Hamilton County Vaccine Information

Hamilton County, the City of Cincinnati, the Health Collaborative and Kroger have launched a single “one-stop shop” website for vaccine information in Hamilton County:
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.   Individuals can view testing locations, regional trends and locate providers within the County that have received COVID-19 vaccine doses. This website will direct individuals to the various providers; however providers may have different systems for making appointments and individuals will have to work directly with the provider. Statewide, the number of doses available remains extremely limited. Individuals that do not have access to a computer can call 211 for additional information.

January 14, 2021

The State of Ohio has announced the next tier of individuals eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine.  Please visit the State's COVID-19 VACCINE PROGRAM website for further details.

January 8, 2021 - Vaccine Distribution

Governor DeWine has announced the start of Phase 1b of the COVID-19 vaccination plan.  The State of Ohio is using a tiered approach for the distribution on the vaccine.  Please visit the Hamilton County Public Health WEBSITE to sign up to be notified when your tier is eligible to receive the vaccine.  More details on distribution locations will be made available in the near future.

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November 19, 2020 - Hamilton County Stay at Home Advisory
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Hamilton County has issued a stay at home advisory. Residents are advised to stay at home except to go to work, school or for essential services (food, medical attention).  The full advisory can be read HERE.

November 17, 2020 - Statewide Orders Issued

Governor Mike DeWine has announced a statewide curfew to take effect on November 19, 2020.  The curfew will be between the hours of 10:00PM and 5:00 AM.  The curfew is in effect for 21 days, through December 10, 2020.  In addition, revised orders on Mass Gatherings and Facial Coverings have been issued.  You can read the full text of the orders by following the links below.

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State of Ohio Revised Mask Order

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July 23, 2020 - 
Statewide Mask Order and Travel Advisory


Governor Mike DeWine has issued a statewide mask order, effective July 23, 2020 at 6:00pm.  All residents, over the age of 10 years old, in the State of Ohio must wear facial coverings in public at all times in the following circumstances:

  • At an indoor location that is not a residence
  • Outdoors, but unable to maintain six-foot social distance from people who are not household members
  • Waiting for, riding, driving or operating public transport, such a taxi, car service, or private car used for ride-sharing

Exclusion include:

  • Those with a medical condition or a disability or those communicating with someone with a disability
  • Those who are actively exercising or playing sports
  • Officiants at religious services
  • Those actively involved in public safety
  • Those who are actively eating or drinking

Schools should follow the guidance previously issued pertaining to masks.

Additionally, Governor DeWine has issued a Travel Advisory for all individuals coming into Ohio from states reporting a positive COVID-19 testing rate of 15% or higher.  Those traveling from any of the identified states should self-quarantine for 14 days.  The self-quarantine applies to those who live in Ohio and to people traveling into Ohio from any of these states.  The Travel advisory applies to both personal and business travel.  The list of impacted states will be updated weekly on the State of Ohio COVID-19 Website.

For further details on the mask order and travel advisory, please read Governor DeWine's Full Statement dated July 22, 2020.

 July 8, 2020 - Mask Requirement in Hamilton County

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine has announced masks must be worn in public spaces in Hamilton County effective at 6 PM on July 8th, 2020. This order will remain in effect until Hamilton County is no longer in the “Red” category of the Public Health Advisory Alert System.

  • Masks must be worn in the following circumstances:
  • Indoors, in spaces that are not residences
  • Outdoors, where maintaining 6 feet distance from others is challenging
  • While waiting for, driving, or riding public transportation and ride share services.

This order does not apply to children under the age of 10, or anyone who cannot safely wear a mask.

For further information, visit the Hamilton County EMA website.

City Operations and Announcements: 

  • Madeira Tax Office - Staff is available to assist taxpayer by appointment, telephone, 513-272-4212 or email
  • City Parks, and the facilities contained within, are open under the Responsible Restart Ohio Guidelines.
  • City Offices are open to the public under the Responsible Restart Ohio Guidelines.  
  • Public meetings will continue to be held in virtual format so as not to exceed a gathering of more than 10 people.  Notice will be provided via the City's social media sites when this policy changes.
  • All events and activities at the Madeira Senior Center have been cancelled until further notice. 
Additional Resources and Information:

  • Hamilton County COVID-19 TESTING SITES
  • Hamilton County Public Health WEBSITE
  • State of Ohio COVID-19 WEBSITE
  • The Ohio Department of Health COVID-19 call center is is open 9:00AM to 8:00PM daily. 1-833-4-ASK-ODH
  • Center for Disease Control WEBSITE
  • Stay Informed: Get COVID-19 Alerts from Hamilton County.  Sign up to get alerts and tips from Hamilton County officials regarding COVID-19.  Alerts are available via text message, e-mail, and voice call through the Alert Hamilton County system.  To sign up for COVID-19 alerts, please visit the Alert Hamilton County (Alert HC) website: www.alerthc.org If you already have an Alert HC/Smart 911 account, log into your existing account and select “COVID-19 Alerts” at the bottom of the opt-in list.  If you have not yet signed up for Alert HC, create a Smart911 Safety Profile and select “COVID-19 Alerts” at the bottom of the opt-in alert list.
  • State of Ohio Unemployment Information
  • Ohio BMV License Agencies are open to the public.  Ohio licenses (including driver licenses, CDLs, identification cards, temporary instruction permits, vehicle registrations and vehicle temporary tags,) expiring during the declared State of Emergency shall remain valid until either 90 days after the declared emergency ends, or December 1, 2020, whichever comes sooner.  License agencies in your respective areas may be offering expanded hours to serve the public and license agency schedules will be posted to the Ohio BMV website. It should also be noted and emphasized that many transactions can be accomplished by visiting the BMV Website.
Helpful Tips:

  • Monitor local information about COVID-19.
  • Know the symptoms of COVID-19 and what to do if you become symptomatic.
  • Practice personal protective measures (e.g., hand washing and social distancing).
  • Avoid non-essential travel.
  • Stay home as much as possible.
  • Avoid gatherings, other potential exposure situations, and social events with more than 10 people.
  • Clean and disinfect "high touch" areas daily.  These include counters, tabletops, doorknobs, light switches, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, desks, and tablets.
 
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