Disease:COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease)
Virus: SARS-CoV-2 (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2)
Due to the rising numbers of COVID-19 positive cases, their close contacts, as well as limited staff at Preble County Public Health, phone calls to cases and their contacts will be delayed.
COVID-19 can be spread by an individual before that person shows any symptoms or feels ill. While most COVID-19 cases are mild, it’s very infectious and those who are 60 years old or older and those with long term medical conditions, such as heart disease, cancer and diabetes, are at higher risk of developing severe symptoms. It's important to remind younger people that not only are they potential carriers of COVID-19 and could pass it along to older people, they can also become ill as well. This is a community spread situation and it is important that everyone do their part to help stop the spread of disease by practicing social distancing and maintaining a 6-foot distance from other people and staying home when you are sick. Coronavirus is highly contagious. Click here for information on COVID-19 and Community Spread. Also, please follow these health tips:
Wash hands often with soap and water. If not available, use hand sanitizer.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
Avoid contact with people who are sick.
Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or sleeve when coughing or sneezing.
Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces.
Practice physical distancing by staying 6 ft. from others.
*Note: Individuals that work in Preble County may not be considered Preble County cases.
*Confirmed Case: A case with or without symptoms that has tested positive by a standard PCR test.
**Probable Case: A case with symptoms who has close contact with a positive case or in a setting with widespread COVID-19, or, a case with symptoms who has tested positive using other types of lab tests such as antigen testing or antibody testing*, or a case with no symptoms who has tested positive using other types of lab tests AND an epidemiological link to known cases.
***Total Cases: The total of confirmed and probable cases combined.
If you are interested in COVID-19 updates over the weekend, please refer to coronavirus.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/covid-19/dashboards and view Preble County information. Preble County Public Health will continue to post updates Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
Retail Location Complaints
Please use the form below to submit a complaint regarding enforcement of mask-wearing in retail establishments in alignment with this health order. This order does not apply to restaurants, bars, banquet and catering centers, hair salons, day spas, nail salons, barber shops, tattoo parlors, body piercing locations, tanning facilities, gyms, dance instruction studios, or personal fitness venues as these businesses fall under previously-issued, existing orders. This order went into effect at 12:01 a.m. on Monday, November 16, 2020. The order restates that everyone 10 years-old or older, with exceptions, must wear a facial covering when in a retail store.
Social Responsibility Pledge
PCPH is pleased to be working Neaton Auto Products Manufacturing, Inc. to bring about a social responsibility pledge that you can download and sign! We acknowledge the best response to COVID-19 will be if everyone, on individual basis takes proactive measures to prevent the spread of the illness. Please find the form at the link!