Covid-19 Information

USE OF FACIAL COVERINGS

In the State of Ohio, facial coverings (masks) are recommended to be worn by individuals that are not fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and are required by anyone using public transportation. The safety of City residents, guests, business owners, and patrons is best protected when using facial coverings.

Facial coverings are recommended: 

  • By unvaccinated and not fully vaccinated individuals: 
    • in indoor areas accessible to the public.
    • inside a retail business establishment
    • customers in restaurants and bars when not at their table
    • in office spaces open to the public when they are inside the establishment
    • customers of personal care and grooming businesses
    • in outdoor areas accessible to the public
  • But are still required at all times for everyone on public transportation, including buses and other forms of transportation

COVID-19 VACCINATION INFORMATION

Kent City Health Department is now able to provide the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines to eligible individuals. If you would like to get vaccinated, please sign up here.

Even if you are vaccinated, you will still need to follow public health guidance for reducing the spread of COVID-19 such as wearing a mask, social distancing, and washing your hands frequently. Until more people are vaccinated, we must continue to practice these safe public health measures. 

Press Releases

January 14, 2021: Kent City Health Department Vaccination Update

September 8, 2021: Kent City Health Department to Provide COVID-19 Vaccines to Eligible Individuals

Kent City Health Department COVID-19 Vaccine Resources

While COVID-19 vaccines are relatively new, they have undergone the most intensive safety monitoring in U.S. history. Thousands of people have participated in clinical trials testing the vaccine against rigorous standards. There will be many questions about the vaccine from side effects to how to prepare for the injection: COVID-19 FAQ

Are you preparing your staff or coworkers to be offered the vaccine? Get started with an informational and professional presentation with an overview of the study, what to expect, and common questions: COVID-19 Presentation

Misinformation spreads quickly and can oftentimes overshadow the facts. Make sure you and your friends and family know those facts about the COVID-19 vaccine. COVID-19 Myth vs. Fact Part 1        COVID-19 Myth vs. Fact Part 2

COVID-19 Wastewater Treatment

Kent City Health Department, in conjunction with Kent City Water Reclamation and Kent State University, has been conducting wastewater tests for COVID-19 virus at preidentified hot spots within the city for the past year. Wastewater tests can be a good indicator of the potential risk of community spread of COVID-19 and allow the health department to be proactive in directing COVID-19 testing and contact tracing resources to prevent outbreaks and case increases. For more information about wastewater testing for COVID-19, click this link

Additional COVID-19 Vaccine Resources from Others

Ohio Department of Health COVID-19 Vaccine Provider Tool (Use to check local providers)

Ohio Department of Health COVID-19 Vaccine Dashboard (Use to check vaccine rollout progress)

COVID-19 REPORTS

2020

2020 COVID-19 Annual Report - City of Kent

2020 COVID-19 Kent City Overview Infographic

October 18, 2020, COVID-19 Testing Final Report (Stanton Middle School testing event)

2021

January 28-29 2021 COVID-19 Testing Final Report (Kent State Fieldhouse)