COVID-19 Information

The Butler County Health Department (BCGHD), Ohio Department of Health (ODH), in coordination with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is closely monitoring the 2019 novel (new) coronavirus (COVID-19).  

The ODH has opened a call center to answer questions regarding COVID-19. The call center will be open 7 days a week from 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. and can be reached at 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634). 

To stay up-to-date and informed on the latest COVID-19 developments, sign-up for the latest CDC updates here.

Below are CDC prevention tips:
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially before eating, after blowing your nose, coughing, sneezing.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick. 
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.
  • Throw tissues in the trash.
  • If you are sick: You should wear a facemask when you are around other people and before you enter a healthcare provider's office. If you are not able to wear a facemask (for example, because it causes trouble breathing), then you should do your best to cover your coughs and sneezes and people who are caring for you should wear a facemask if they enter your room. Learn what to do if you are sick.
  • If you are not sick: You do not need to wear a facemask unless you are caring for someone who is sick (and they are not able to wear a facemask). Facemasks may be in short supply and they should be saved for caregivers.
  • Clean AND disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes doorknobs, tables, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, etc.
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