COVID-19 Resource Hub
COVID-19 Vaccine Update
- Ohioans age 16 and older are eligible for a vaccine.
- Vaccines are being administered by physicians, local health departments, hospitals, federally qualified health centers, in-home health service providers and some retail pharmacies. Eligible people are encouraged to
- first ask their health care provider if the provider is administering vaccinations;
- use a local pharmacy or county health department to receive a vaccination.
- Visit gettheshot.coronavirus.ohio.gov to find out if you are eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine and to book your appointment.
- Regarding mass vaccination sites, Governor Mike DeWine has announced 11 stationary sites and four mobile clinics that will travel throughout specific regions of the state.
- Dublin’s drive-thru COVID-19 testing site, 475 Metro Place South, closed March 31. This site was in partnership with Clinical Lab Consulting, Lucid Diagnostic Labs and Franklin County Public Health. There are other testing locations available in Dublin.
- Governor Mike DeWine has announced Ohio will begin to vaccinate all college students who want the vaccine. His office also said the state will start working with businesses, labor unions and other groups to provide vaccinations to employees at their work locations.
- Governor Mike DeWine has announced that he has asked Ohio’s local health departments and vaccine providers that are offering the Pfizer vaccine to coordinate with local high schools to offer vaccinations to high school students who are 16 or older. Pfizer is the only vaccine that is currently approved for children as young as 16.
- Amended Order for Social Distancing, Facial Coverings and Non-Congregating
- Six feet of separation between tables at restaurants, drinking establishments and banquet facilities must be maintained unless there is a physical barrier between them.
- Other than the facial covering requirements, the social distancing, congregating, and capacity requirements of the order do not apply to religious observances and First Amendment activity, including activity by the media, as has been the case since the beginning of the pandemic.
- The K-12 mask requirement mandate remains in effect and unchanged.
Franklin County Public Health
Franklin County Public Health (FCPH) is the City of Dublin’s health agency.
- For Dublin residents, there are many providers available to distribute the vaccine.
- Check the Franklin County Public Health website for updates on the next clinic.
- Delaware, Union and Franklin counties remain under a Red Alert Level 3 on the Ohio Public Health Advisory System.
- Continue to be vigilant and follow social distancing and mask wearing protocols to continue the fight against COVID-19.
- For updates, please go to FCPH and/or the Ohio Department of Health.
- Learn about myths versus facts regarding COVID-19 vaccines from the Ohio Department of Health.
The Franklin County and Columbus Medical Reserve Corps is dedicated to establishing teams of local volunteer medical, public health and other professionals to contribute their skills and expertise during times of disaster and public health emergency, as well as throughout the year for community health promotion.
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Latest Orders and Advisories
Update from the Governor's Office
What We Are Doing
New Mask Order
New Social Gathering Order
- Most businesses are doing a good job ensuring that COVID-19 safety guidelines are being followed. However, it is clear that there are some businesses where mask-wearing is lacking.
- We have a responsibility to employees and customers to ensure that Ohio’s businesses are as safe as possible.
Governor DeWine will ask the Department of Health to reissue the mask order that’s been in place since July 23rd to include the following new provisions:
- Each business will be required to post a Face Covering Requirement sign at each public entrance. Attached is a printable sign that businesses can use.
- Each business will be responsible for ensuring that customers and employees are wearing masks.
A new Retail Compliance Unit, led by the Bureau of Workers Compensation, will be inspecting to ensure retail compliance. A first violation of this order will bring about a written warning and a second violation will bring about closure of the store for up to 24 hours.
- There has been an order in place since April to limit gatherings to no more than 10 people.
- Despite the order, there is rampant spread of the virus from banquets, wedding receptions, and social gatherings following funerals. It’s not the ceremonies, it is at the parties afterwards.
- A new order will place significant new restrictions on these social activities. Open congregate areas can no longer be open. The new order requires everyone to be seated and masked unless they are actively consuming food or drinks and prohibits things such as dancing and games. I will send a copy of the order as soon as it’s available.
Dublin City Schools have announced learning modes for the second semester. Read more form DCS
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What’s Open and Closed in Dublin
Closed at This Time
- Dublin soccer fields (for supervised training camps only)
- Dublin outdoor basketball courts (no scrimmages or games)
- Dublin sand and grass volleyball courts
- Dublin playgrounds
- Dublin park restrooms (except Ballantrae Community Park restroom)
- Dublin Community Recreation Center (Know Before You Go)
- City office buildings (by appointment only)
- Tennis and pickleball courts
- Baseball, softball and cricket fields
- Skate park
- Park shelters
- Water fountains
- Ballantrae Community Park splash pad (closed for the season)
- Dublin Community Recreation Center’s following areas:
- Hot tub/Spa
- Locker room showers
- Teen Lounge
- Senior Lounge
- Personal Training
Statewide Mask Order
Governor Mike DeWine issued a State Order which went into effect for all citizens living in all 88 Ohio counties on Thursday, July 23, at 6 p.m. All individuals in Ohio, 10 years and older, must wear facial coverings in public at all times when:
- At an indoor location that is not a residence
- Outdoors, when unable to maintain a consistent six-foot physical distance from people who are not household members
- Waiting for, riding, driving, or operating public transportation, such as a taxi, a car service, or a private car used for ride-sharing.
- More information and exclusion at: https://coronavirus.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/covid-19/home
Franklin County Board of Health Executive Order Mandates Face Coverings
On July 14th, 2020, the Franklin County Board of Health
issued an Executive Order requiring all residents and visitors in Franklin County to wear a face covering indoors, except at a residence, and outdoors where consistent six-feet of physical distance can’t consistently be maintained. Children under 10 are not required to wear a face covering, and there are a few other exceptions noted in the Order. The Order applies to all of the City of Dublin (including portions in Union and Delaware Counties) as Franklin County Public Health is the City’s health agency. View the County Order
Face Mask FAQs
Expanded Dining Areas and Temporary Portable Structures
City Manager Dana McDaniel recently signed two temporary emergency orders to help support businesses and restaurants opening up under the COVID-19 State’s Responsible RestartOhio Plan. These orders are intended to support operations and social/physical distancing required by the State’s Restart Plan. These temporary amendments will immediately cease upon termination of the State of Emergency or as otherwise mandated by the City Manager and the portable structures and temporary uses will be required to be removed and the site restored.
Temporary Outdoor Dining Patios
A business may temporarily expand their outdoor dining and eating area outside of the currently designated/approved location to allow for increased social distancing related to COVID-19. These temporary amendments will immediately cease upon termination of the State of Emergency or as otherwise mandated by the City Manager and the expanded outdoor dining and seating will be required to be removed and the site restored. Guidelines and stipulations
Portable Structures and Temporary Uses
Portable Nonresidential Structures. A business may temporarily erect a building(s) or similar structure(s) designed for occupation which is not placed on a permanent foundation to allow for testing, waiting or staging related to COVID-19. The definition shall include construction trailers, portable classrooms, tents, trailers and other similar structures. A Certificate of Zoning Plan Approval shall be required to permit these designated portable structures and temporary uses. Permit process and information
Not Impacted at This Time.
City buildings are open to the public, you must wear a face covering to enter. City services are continuing as scheduled. That is subject to change during this rapidly evolving public health crisis. We will keep you posted on the City's response to this situation on our social media platforms and here on our website
Building permit activity can be conducted online at the links below. Counter staff are prepared to take your calls at 614.410.4670. If absolutely necessary, staff will meet in person by appointment only. Inspections will be scheduled online and by phone.
Planning applications, submissions and review can be done online and/or with assistance by phone at 614-410-4600.