COVID-19 Resource Hub
- Phase 1B of Ohio’s COVID-19 vaccination program started Jan. 19. This phase began with vaccinating people 80 years and older and will eventually include people 65 years and older.
- The vaccine supply is very limited.
- Vaccines will be 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;
- On Jan. 15, the Ohio Department of Health announced a statewide list of vaccine providers by county.
Franklin County Public Health
Franklin County Public Health (FCPH), the City of Dublin’s health agency, began Phase 1B of the state’s phased vaccination program Jan. 20.
- In Franklin County, there are many providers available to distribute the vaccine.
- Starting Jan. 21 by appointment only, FCPH will administer vaccinations for individuals 75 years and older.
- FCPH encourages residents to check with their primary care provider and hospital system first as that may be a more convenient option. There are only 1,200 scheduled spots for the week of Jan. 25.
- Eligible people (or people scheduling on their behalf) may make an appointment with FCPH starting Jan. 21 from 1 to 4 p.m.
- For eligible people with an appointment, vaccines will be administered at 1700 Morse Road, Columbus, 43229.
- Eligible Dublin residents, regardless of the county they reside in (Franklin, Delaware or Union), can use Franklin County Public Health department for vaccines (based on supply and appointment). Dublin residents in Union County or Delaware County can also contact health departments in those counties for vaccine availability.
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
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources
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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.