Coronavirus Information

Frequently asked questions and links to other resources.

Coronavirus Data

Statistical information on COVID-19 cases and deaths in Richland County, Ohio, the United States and Globally. Includes the virus timeline and links to statistical data sources.

Responsible Restart Ohio

The Ohio Department of Health has created a guidance section for the restart of Ohio businesses. It includes the five protocols that Ohio Governor Mike DeWine showed.

Coronavirus Protection and Prevention

Find out how you can protect yourself from getting COVIV-19 and what the best forms of prevention are for you, your family, and your commmunity.

Guidance on Facemasks; How to Make Your Own

CDC recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies), especially in areas of significant community-based transmission.

Coronavirus Helplines

Who to call with questions or for help.

Guidelines for Safe Yard Sales

As the weather warms up, yard sales and garage sales become more popular. What do we do to make sure everyone stays safe during the coronavirus pandemic? The Ohio Deaprtment of Health has posted some guidelines.

Coronavirus Resources in more than 30 languages

These materials are created in collaboration with Harvard Health Publishing. All of the materials are reviewed and vetted by physicians and medical school faculty members at the Harvard hospitals. These materials are freely available for download and distribution without copyright restrictions.

Summer Safety Tips

Richland Public Health wants everyone to have a fun summer. But keeping it fun also means keeping it safe. Click the button below to find summer safety tips on all kinds of topics.

Prevent Mosquitoes

Biting mosquitoes are not only annoying but they can spread diseases. Find out ways you can prevent mosquitoes from breeding and from biting.

Prevent & Remove Ticks

Find out how to prevent disease-carrying ticks and, if they do attach, how to safely remove them from you, your kids, and your pets.

United States Census 2020

Do your part! The 2020 Census is happening now. Respond today.

WIC Services: Offices in Richland and Ashland

The mission of the WIC program is to improve the health status and prevent health problems among Ohio’s at-risk women, infants, and children.

Richland Public Health Is Here For You

See how Richland Public Health can help you or your business.

Emergency Preparedness

Richland Public Health is the lead agency in the event of a county emergency of a biological nature, either through an infectious disease or terrorist threat. But you should also be prepared in case of other emergencies.

Purchase Birth Certificates

Birth certificates will be mailed as soon as possible after ordering. Locally, mail delivery should take one to three days and less than a week out of state depending on your local mail service.

WIC (Women, Infants, Children)

WIC provides nutrition counseling, nutritious foods, help in finding health care, breastfeeding support & education, voter registration, and farmer’s market coupons for fresh fruits & vegetables during the summer months.

Commercial Plumbing Services

The Plumbing Inspection Unit ensures that all commercial and residential plumbing installations are in compliance with the regulations set forth by the Ohio Plumbing Code.

Your Richland Public Health

Our vision is to have the healthiest community possible where residents can enjoy optimal physical, emotional, and environmental health. Our mission is to assess, maintain, and improve the health and safety of the environment and community through quality public health services. Our goal is to prevent the spread of infectious diseases, promote preventative health care and healthy behaviors, and protect against injuries and environmental hazards.

Latest News


DATA IS UPDATED WEEKDAYS AT 3 PM (EST) RICHLAND COUNTY COVID-19 OVERVIEW: 05-27-2020 CONFIRMED CASES PROBABLE CASES TOTAL 183 4 187 HOSPITALIZATIONS RECOVERED DEATHS 30 131 3* AGE RANGE: 7 months to 96 years with the median age of 38. *2nd COVID-19 Death In Richland...

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Summer Safety Tips

Summer Safety Tips

Richland County, Ohio — Richland Public Health wants Richland County residents to have a fun and productive summer while keeping safety among your summer planning. Even while dealing with safety protocols surrounding the coronavirus pandemic it’s important to also not...

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Memorial Day Weekend Safety

The Memorial Day weekend will look very different this year as Ohio, like every other state, deals with the coronavirus pandemic. However, there are still ways to enjoy the holiday. Just days before this weekend, the Veterans Administration announced that Memorial Day...

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Prevent Mosquitoes and Ticks

Prevent Mosquitoes and Ticks

Spring rains combined with warm weather make conditions favorable for mosquito breeding. Mosquitoes can breed in any standing water if it lasts at least seven days. “Our main focus of our Mosquito Control Program at Richland Public Health is to reduce the risk of...

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Restart Ohio

Responsible Restart Ohio Plan* UPDATE May 21* The Lt. Governor did announce some new openings also today, and they seem to have added some new protocols on their sector specific protocols page. I’ve linked below: -Batting Cages open May 26 – Protocols & Best...

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2nd COVID-19 Death in Richland County

Richland County, OH —Richland Public Health is reporting the death of a second Richland County resident who had tested positive for COVID-19. “On behalf of Richland Public Health and the entire Richland County health community, we express our deepest sympathies to the...

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Nov 10

AARP Senior Driver Refresher Course

November 10 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm