COVID-19 (Coronavirus)



Ohio Public Health Advisory System

The Public Health Advisory Alert System is a color-coded system designed to supplement existing statewide orders through a data-driven framework to assess the degree of the virus’ spread and to engage and empower individuals, businesses, communities, local governments, and others in their response and actions.

Williams County: LEVEL 1 – Yellow

Learn more about the data that is used to determine the level for each county in the Ohio Public Health Advisory System. Summary of Alert Indicators

What do the levels mean? Click the link to read about the guidelines for the public for each of the 4 levels. COVID-19 Risk Level Guidelines – General Public



The Williams County Health Department (WCHD) is working in collaboration the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) and Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and are actively monitoring the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak.

For accurate, up-to-date information on COVID-19 visit or call the ODH call center at 1-833-4-ASK-OHIO (1-833-427-5634).

Find us on Facebook for additional messaging and information regarding COVID-19


WCHD Press Releases – Read WCHD press releases to stay up-to-date with news about COVID-19 in Williams County.


Resources for the Public: How to Prevent and Prepare

Frequently Asked Questions about COVID-19 – What you need to know about COVID-19 and your risk: ODH, CDC.

Ohio Department of Health Checklists – Checklists to help you protect against COVID-19 in English, Español.

COVID-19: Myths Versus Facts – Learn the truth about common myths regarding social distancing, the Stay at Home Order and other mandates, COVID-19 transmission, symptoms, and prevention.

How to Protect Yourself – You can take steps to protect yourself and others during a COVID-19 outbreak.

How to Clean and Disinfect – Everyday steps and extra steps when someone is sick.

How You Can Help – We are all in this together Ohio. If you are interested in helping your fellow Ohioans, please email with your name, contact information, and how you are interested in helping.

Coping with COVID-19 Anxiety – Resources to help you deal with the stress and mental toll of the COVID-19 outbreak.


Situational Update: Cases

COVID-19 Ohio Dashboard – The State of Ohio COVID-19 Dashboard displays the most recent preliminary data reported to the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) about cases, hospitalizations and deaths in Ohio by selected demographics and county of residence.

Ohio State EOC COVID-19 Cases in Ohio – Confirmed cases by county and county impact and planning data.

Cases in the U.S. – Updated daily by the CDC until 4pm.

Global COVID-19 Cases – Global cases by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at John Hopkins University.


Ohio Public Health Orders

Public Health Orders – Read the public health and executive orders signed by the governor and health director in response to COVID-19. (Versión en español)


Resources for Families & Individuals

Deciding to Go Out: Risk Management – As communities and businesses are opening, you may be looking for ways to resume some daily activities as safely as possible. While there is no way to ensure zero risk of infection, it is important to understand potential risks and how to adopt different types of prevention measures to protect yourself and to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.

Resources for Parents and Families – Information for parents and families during the COVID-19 crisis, ranging from family activity ideas to information about school nutrition programs.

Testing and Community Health Centers – This map indicates testing sites throughout Ohio. The map is a combination of private companies offering testing and Community Health Centers. For details about each location’s testing practices, to get a test referral, or to schedule an appointment, please go to the appropriate retailer’s website or contact your healthcare provider.

Get your Home Ready – This interim guidance is to help household members plan for community transmission of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the United States.

Caring for ChildrenTips to keep children healthy while school is closed.

People Who Need to Take Extra Precautions – Older adults and people of any age who have serious underlying medical conditions may be at higher risk for more severe complications from COVID-19. Information for other populations like pregnant people, people experiencing homelessness, and people with disabilities is also listed.

If You Are Sick or Caring for Someone – If you are sick with COVID-19 or suspect you are infected with the virus that causes COVID-19, you should take steps to help prevent the disease from spreading to people in your home and community. If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 and develop a fever and symptoms, such as cough or difficulty breathing, call your healthcare provider for medical advice.

Travel – Information and FAQs about travel in the U.S., international travel, and cruises.

Stress and Coping with COVID-19 – The outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) may be stressful for people. Fear and anxiety about a disease can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in adults and children. Coping with stress will make you, the people you care about, and your community stronger.

Essential Workers Returning HomeTips to protect you and your family against COVID-19.


Resources for Businesses & Employers

Stay Safe to Stay Open Signage for Businesses – Together, we can raise public awareness on actions we can all take to keep residents safe. Hang this sign at your business or public venue to promote COVID-19 prevention in your facility.

Face Covering Order Signage for Businesses – Looking for updated signage for your business or organization to remind customers of the statewide mask mandate? Click for options: Sign 1 & Sign 2.

Decision Tree for People with COVID-19 Symptoms – This guidance document is based on CDC guidelines and is intended to be a resource for making decisions related to COVID19. It contains common scenarios that businesses may encounter with their staff and employees.

Stay Safe Ohio Order – Director’s order that reopens businesses, with exceptions, and continues a stay healthy and safe at home order.

Responsible Restart Ohio – Responsible Restart Ohio is about protecting the health of employees, customers, and their families; supporting community efforts to control the spread of the virus; and, leading in responsibly getting Ohio back to work.

Face Covering Recommendations for the Workplace – As an employer, it is your goal to keep your employees safe and healthy. Learn about proper mask use and recommendations for when your employees should or may not need to wear masks in the workplace.

Worker Safety & Support – Health and safety steps for specific occupations, coping & resilience, and workplace guidance.

Cloth Masks/Face Coverings in the Workplace – ODH overview of mask recommendations in the workplace and other guidance.

Signs for the Workplace – These printable resources can be used by anyone in Ohio to display common symptoms, protocols, or guidelines during the reopening of business and services throughout Ohio during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Businesses and Employers ChecklistCOVID-19 information for businesses and employers.

Cleaning and Disinfecting Your Facility – Everyday steps, steps when someone is sick, and considerations for employers.

Interim Guidance for Businesses and EmployersPlan, prepare and respond to Coronavirus Disease 2019.

OSHA/HHS GuidanceGuidance on preparing workplaces for COVID-19.


Resources for Community & Faith-Based Organizations

Considerations for Community-Based Organizations – As some community-based organizations (CBOs) begin to resume or increase their level of activities, CDC offers the following considerations for ways these organizations can help protect individuals and communities and slow the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

Considerations for Gatherings – As some communities in the United States begin to plan and hold events and gatherings, the CDC offers the following considerations for enhancing protection of individuals and communities and preventing spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

CDC Checklist for Community and Faith LeadersUse this checklist to protect the health of those you serve and staff in your care.

Interim Guidance for Administrators and Leaders of Community- and Faith-Based OrganizationsCommunity- and faith-based organizations (CFBOs), working together with schools, businesses, healthcare systems, and state, local, tribal, and territorial health departments, have an important role in slowing the spread of diseases, especially among high risk populations.

Cleaning and Disinfecting Your Facility – Everyday steps, steps when someone is sick, and considerations for employers.