Grove City COVID-19 Updates

Franklin County is designated Red Alert Level 3.

Franklin County encourages all to protect  your health by getting vaccinated, wearing a mask, avoiding larger gatherings and practicing social distancing. Schedule a vaccine appointment with Franklin County Public Health by calling 614-525-5225 or visiting the Franklin County Public Health Vaccination Scheduling web page.

Visit the Franklin County Public Health Public Advisory Alert web page for additional information.

State of Ohio Centralized Vaccination Scheduling Tool

View vaccine eligibility on the Ohio Department of Health Priority Populations Fact Sheet.

Eligibility is expanded to all individuals age 18 years of age an older [Moderna]. Federal Drug Administration emergency use authorization only allows those ages 16 and 17 to receive the Pfizer vaccine.

The State of Ohio website serves as a singular location for individuals to confirm they are eligible to be vaccinated, identify nearby providers and schedule their vaccine appointments.

COTA//Plus will provide no-fare rides to vaccine sites. View and print the COTA Mobility Options information.

Each provider manages its own schedules and appointments. It is important to call or visit the website of a provider in advance to ensure the provider is conducting vaccinations at this time and to make arrangements to be vaccinated.

Name Address Phone Website
Discount Drug Mart Inc. 2290 Stringtown Road 844-625-0843
Giant Eagle Pharmacy #6526 2173 Stringtown Road 614-875-8591
Grove City Meijer 2811 London-Groveport Road 614-801-4310
MCMG – Grove City Family Health 6024 Hoover Road 614-627-1889
Mount Carmel Medical Group, Grove City Stringtown Road 3667 Marlane Drive 614-627-1830
Walgreens Pharmacy 2110 Stringtown Road 614-277-1325
Walmart 1693 Stringtown Road 614-539-8610

View the Vaccine Provider Location web page for a full list of providers.

Interim Public Health Recommendations for Fully Vaccinated People

The CDC public health recommendations and guiding principles for fully vaccinated people will be updated and expanded based on the level of community spread of SARS-CoV-2, the proportion of the population that is fully vaccinated and the rapidly evolving science on COVID-19 vaccines.

Visit the CDC Interim Public Health Recommendations for Fully Vaccinated People web page for full details.

View the State of Ohio COVID-19 Dashboard including recent preliminary data to the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) about cases, hospitalizations and deaths in Ohio by selected demographics and county of residence. Find information regarding Pop-up Testing sites and more.

View the State of Ohio Revised Director’s Order for Social Distancing, Facial Coverings and Non-Congregating, effective April 7, 2021.

Franklin County and State of Ohio COVID-19 Vaccine Information

Franklin County and the State of Ohio are distributing safe, effective COVID-19 vaccines to those who choose to be vaccinated. As COVID-19 vaccines are granted Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the state will strategically and thoughtfully distribute the vaccines to those at greatest risk for severe disease in conjunction with recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) and the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM).

View the Franklin County Public Health COVID-19 Vaccination Program webpage.

View the State of Ohio COVID-19 Vaccination Program webpage.

View the State of Ohio Vaccine Priority Populations and Vaccine Distribution Fact Sheet.

View the State of Ohio frequently asked questions regarding the COVID-19 vaccine.

Governor DeWine and the Ohio Department of Health curfew requirements after seven consecutive days of hospitalization:

  • 3,500 Ohio’s curfew will be modified to 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. for at least two weeks.
  • 3,000 Ohio’s curfew will be modified to 12 a.m. to 5 a.m. for at least two weeks.
  • 2,500 Ohio’s curfew will be lifted.

If COVID-related hospitalizations begin to rise after the curfew has been modified, the Ohio Department of Health may reinstitute curfew safety measures.

View and print the Stay at Home Tonight Fact Sheet.

The Franklin County Public Health recommends continued use of every tool available to fight COVID-19, including wearing a mask, practicing social distancing, washing our hands, staying home if we’re sick, only gathering with people in our own households and rolling up our sleeves for the vaccine when it’s our turn and vaccine is available.

View the State of Ohio COVID-19 Dashboard including recent preliminary data to the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) about cases, hospitalizations and deaths in Ohio by selected demographics and county of residence. Find information regarding Pop-up Testing sites and more.

View the State of Ohio Revised Order to Limit and/or Prohibit Mass Gatherings in the State of Ohio.

The State of Ohio Department of Health has expanded influenza (flu) trends and hospitalizations information. View the Seasonal Influenza Activity Report. The website is updated every Friday at 9 a.m.

Governor DeWine Calls on Ohioans to Recommit to Safety Practices, Announces New Mask, Social Distancing Orders.

To protect frontline workers and customers, the Ohio Department of Health will reissue Ohio’s mask order and add the following provisions:

  • Each store will be required to post a sign outlining face-covering requirements at all public entrances to the store;
  • Each store will be responsible for ensuring that customers and employees are wearing masks; and
  • A new Retail Compliance Unit, comprised of agents led by the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation, will inspect to ensure compliance. A first violation will result in a written warning and a second violation will result in the closure of the store for up to 24 hours.

View the State of Ohio Director’s Order for Retail and Businesses Compliance for Facial Coverings throughout the State of Ohio.

State of Ohio July 23, 2020 Mask Order

Masks must be worn at all times when:

  • At an indoor location, not a residence.
  • Outdoors, when unable to a keep 6-foot social distance from those not in your household.
  • Waiting for, riding, driving, or operating public transportation (taxi, car service, private rideshare).

This order only requires those who are 10 years old or older to wear a mask. In addition, review the list of exclusions:

  • Those with a medical condition or a disability or those communicating with someone with a disability;
  • Those who are actively exercising or playing sports;
  • Those who are officiants at religious services;
  • Those who are actively involved in public safety, or
  • Those who are actively eating or drinking.

Governor DeWine issued a statewide Mask Order. Visit the State of Ohio COVID-19 website for full details.

View the new Ohio Public Health Advisory System information and download the Ohio COVID-19 Risk Level Guidelines for the Public.

Review the Ohio Department of Health Coronavirus information and latest developments.

Governor DeWine issued a travel advisory for all individuals coming into Ohio from states reporting positive COVID-19 testing rates of 15 percent or higher. Visit the State of Ohio COVID-19 Travel Advisory website for additional information.

To file a complaint or report a business not following the county or state Responsible RestartOhio guidelines, visit the Franklin County Public Health website to complete the COVID-19 Responsible Restart Ohio Complaint Intake Form.

Please continue to monitor the following websites:

Read the Ohioans Protecting Ohioans Urgent Health Advisory or visit the Ohioans Protecting Ohioans web page.

Wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies) is recommended.  The use of simple cloth face coverings to slow the spread of the virus and help people who may have the virus and do not know it from transmitting it to others. Cloth face coverings should not be placed on young children under the age of two, anyone who has trouble breathing, or is unconscious, incapacitated or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance.

Review the CDC Face Mask recommendations.

Review the Ohio Department of Health Face Mask Checklist.

Review the Franklin County Public Health Face Mask recommendations.

The economic impact of COVID-19 on our economy is far-reaching; however, many programs have been and are continuing to be developed by multiple agencies and lending institutions across the country.

Visit the Grove City Development Department COVID-19 Business Updates page or for additional information, email the Development Department or call 614-277-3004.

The Grove City Parks and Recreation Department is evaluating programs and determining those that can be safely offered.

Visit the Parks and Recreation COVID-19 web page or for additional information, email the Parks and Recreation Department or call 614-277-3050.

Public health experts encourage continued social distancing and wearing masks in public. Please comply with Ohio Department of Health (ODH) orders for the safety of the entire community. The state of Ohio is monitoring data as each phase is announced. Visit the Responsible RestartOhio web page for details.

Visit the Responsible RestartOhio, Sector Specific Operating Requirements web page for updates regarding protocols regarding when specific businesses can reopen.

Ohioans can find no-cost testing locations utilizing the State’s interactive map which includes links to community health centers, participating pharmacies and pop-up sites. Visit the website to view the Testing and Community Health Center map.

Volunteers are needed as the Grove City Food Pantry and Emergency Services moves from delivery to curbside pick-up.

Pantry volunteers will use a contact-free, load-and-go method when placing allocations into waiting vehicles. Volunteer shifts are Monday-Friday, 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Visit the Grove City Food Pantry and Emergency Services volunteer website to register.

Daily, 11 a.m. orientations are available for much-needed Meals-on-Wheels delivery volunteers! Forced by the coronavirus to close 40 dining centers feeding about 1,000 people daily, LifeCare Alliance continues to serve a growing number of home bound seniors and people with medical challenges. Visit the LifeCare Alliance Volunteer website to register.

The Ohio Department of Aging is offering a free, daily check-in by phone for Ohioans age 60 or older. This service can also connects those with aging network information and support. Review the information on the Ohio Department of Aging website.

Check-in calls are made from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Choose the time that suits you. Register for the Staying Connected Check-in Service.

In response to the COVID-19 epidemic, One Columbus has joined the Workforce Development Board of Central Ohio and OhioMeansJobs Columbus, Franklin County to help furloughed workers connect to businesses needing employees to continue vital services.

To learn more or register/participate in the event, visit the Ohio Means Jobs, Franklin County website, or call 614-559-5052 for details.

If you are looking for a job? Register for the Virtual Hiring Event on the OhioMeansJobs Columbus-Franklin County website.

If you are able and willing to work, there are many essential companies looking for new employees in Ohio. Visit the Ohio Office of Workforce Transformation website.

The Central Ohio COVID-19 Resource Hub website is designed to help Central Ohio communities find resources and tools related to community services and operations during the COVID-19 community health situation.

The Franklin County Commissioners are investing $2.6 million in rental and mortgage assistance to help residents in danger of eviction or foreclosure. The initiative includes redirected federal TANF funding for the PRC (Prevention, Retention, and Contingency) program via Job and Family Services, new CARES Act dollars for PRC Plus, an expansion of the PRC program, and an investment of CARES Act dollars in the Housing Stabilization Coalition’s HOPE Fund. The programs have different eligibility requirements, but all target low-income Franklin County residents who may be struggling to pay their rent or mortgage due to the current economic slowdown. The commissioners expect to be able to assist more than 3,000 families with this funding.

Download the Foreclosure Prevention Initiative press release and visit the Franklin County Prevention, Retention and Contingency (PRC) Plan web page.

For information about IMPACT Community Action or to apply for assistance visit the IMPACT Community Action website.

Businesses that make up Franklin County’s food economy are eligible for a one-stop hub of resources and services. The hub is structured to help budding entrepreneurs with little more than an idea, all the way to existing restaurants and food suppliers who want to grow.

Visit the Food Business Portal website, available through the Department of Economic Development and Planning with funding from the Franklin County Commissioners.

The Ohio Department of Health reminds us of important information regarding COVID-19, visit the COVID-19: Myths Versus Facts web page.

Find the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services unemployment benefits on the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services website.

The new federal Pandemic Unemployment Assistance Program will provide benefits for many individuals ineligible for state unemployment benefits, including self-employed workers and 1099 tax filers. Visit the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services Expanded Eligibility website for additional information.

The Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (MHAS) announced the launch of a new mental health COVID CareLine, open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., at 1-800-720-9616.

Trained staff will be available to provide emotional assistance to anyone struggling with mental health concerns due to the ongoing stress of the pandemic. All calls are confidential.

Wearing A Mask is a story for children who may need to wear a mask in public due to COVID-19. It is important to prepare children for big changes in these unprecedented days.

Download Wearing A Mask, A Story for Children.

Source: Autism Little Learners

Public WiFi is available in historic Town Center. Select the “GC Public Access” network to be connected. No password is required. This is an unsecure network and users should exercise caution when connected. Download the Grove City Town Center WiFi area map.

Read the Stay Safe Ohio order and the Order to Rescind the Stay Safe Ohio Order, updated May 20, 2020.

If you have questions regarding Coronavirus/COVID-19 please call 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634).

Review the Stay at Home frequently asked questions or download the Stay at Home frequently asked questions.

The construction industry is deemed an essential infrastructure exception. Construction projects may continue as long as construction site workers, supervisors and inspectors maintain a safe and sanitary work environment for all by complying with social distancing requirements, which include maintaining at least six-foot social distancing from other individuals (no more than 10), washing hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds as frequently as possible or using hand sanitizer, cover coughs or sneezes (into the sleeve or elbow, not hands), regularly cleaning high-touch surfaces and not shaking hands. Many construction projects have implemented more stringent Infection control measures.

The Building Division continues to review plans, process permits and complete inspections daily.  Building Division staff members are available to answer questions and assist you with obtaining permitting and inspection services. As a reminder, the following protocol is available so you can manage your Building Division needs via a call, email or online.

• To contact the Building Division, call 614-277-3075
• For Permits, complete the application form, attach appropriate documents and email to the Building Division
• Visit the Building Division inspection web page to schedule an Inspection online or call 614 277-1815.
• For additional inspection information, please contact Amy Morrow at 614-277-3075
• More detailed information is available on the Building Division web page.

A heartfelt thank you to all our tradespeople for their tremendous dedication and service in keeping our nation moving forward in these unprecedented and challenging times. Thank you for your cooperation. The Building Division staff will continue to update the Building Division web page as information is available.

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, Lt. Governor Jon Husted, and Ohio Department of Health Director Amy Acton, M.D. MPH, announced Ohio will be under a “Stay at Home” order, effective at 11:59 p.m., Monday, March 23 and will remain in effect until 11:59 p.m., Monday, April 6, unless the order is rescinded or modified.

Read the full order.

If you have questions regarding Coronavirus/COVID-19 please call 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634).

Review the Stay at Home frequently asked questions or download the Stay at Home frequently asked questions.

Grove City officials continue to monitor COVID-19 developments and further updates will be communicated here and on the City Facebook and Twitter pages.

If you have questions regarding your business, visit the Ohio Development Department website.

If you have questions regarding unemployment, visit the Ohio Job and Family Services unemployment benefit website.

If you have questions regarding employment, visit the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services or call 1-877-644-6562

Please continue to monitor the following websites:

Download the Ohio Department of Health Order to limit mass gatherings, issued March 12, 2020.

Grove City, county, state and federal health officials are monitoring the rapidly developing COVID-19 (coronavirus) situation. Please review and update personal preparedness and business emergency operation plans and consider measures to promote safety.

Additional information can be found on the following websites:

We will continue to share updates from Franklin County Public Health.