COVID-19 CORONAVIRUS

Information and resources you can trust.

Important Information

Check back periodically for up-to-date information.

COVID-19 Vaccine Information

Learn about the vaccine phases and locations for Columbus residents, as well as frequently asked questions.

Learn about the vaccine phases and locations for Franklin County residents, as well as frequently asked questions. 

Learn about the vaccine phases and locations for Franklin County residents, as well as frequently asked questions. 

OhioHealth

OhioHealth is distributing COVID-19 vaccines to eligible members of the public by appointment only. Appointments can be made by calling the COVID-19 Vaccine Hotline at 614-533-6999 weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. OhioHealth also provides COVID-19 updates and vaccine information in Spanish, Somali, French, Nepali and Arabic.

At-Home COVID-19 Testing Kits

  • Free kits from the Ohio Department of Health are available at all Columbus Metropolitan Library locations.
  • If customers are ill, experiencing symptoms, or been exposed to someone that is ill or experiencing symptoms, they should not come to the library to get a kit. Please send a family member or friend to pick-up.
  • Customers may request 1 kit per each member of their household.
  • Kits are available through curbside or drive-up delivery only. Call the location curbside number when arriving on foot or by car.
  • Kits must be administered at home; not in the library.  Email address, Internet connection and a device with a webcam: smartphone, tablet, or computer are required.
  • Call eMed customer support with questions or if assistance is needed: (844) 943-0061.

NATIONAL AND LOCAL HEALTH DEPARTMENTS

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC)

The CDC provides information on COVID-19 and guidelines for if you contract the virus, as well as information for communities, businesses, schools and other organizations where persons might still gather. Find information about what you can do to help slow the spread of COVID-19 including disinfecting your home and DIY instructions on making and using cloth face masks.

Ohio Department of Health

The Ohio Department of Health provides a COVID-19 Dashboard, educational resources, news updates, information on testing sites and links to the latest information about Gov. DeWine’s stay-at-home order. Find additional links to medical journals for health professionals recommended by the Ohio Department of Health.

Resources available in ArabicChinese and Spanish.

Protect Yourself and Others

To help prevent and slow the spread of COVID-19, Franklin County residents are encouraged to follow the health orders set by the Franklin County Public Health Department. Find current and past public health orders here.

City of Columbus and Columbus Public Health Department

This site provides information on COVID-19 and health and safety updates from the city. You’ll also find COVID-19 testing sites, multilingual materials and community resources including the Community Resource List. You can also call 614-645-1519 for answers to COVID-19-related questions.

Franklin County Public Health Department

Search for Ohio COVID-19 vaccine providers, CDC vaccine resources and learn more about the phases of vaccination.

ADDITIONAL MEDICAL RESEARCH AND TRACKING TOOLS

Columbus Area Hospitals

OhioHealth and OSU Medical Center experts share important information about testing, recognizing symptoms, caring for sick loved ones and translated documents in a variety of languages about COVID-19. Find additional information about patient care and safety.

Johns Hopkins University

Johns Hopkins University medical experts share information about self-quarantining, social distancing and protecting yourself from the coronavirus. John Hopkins also maintains a Coronavirus COVID-19 Global Dashboard that enables you to see in real time the global impact of the pandemic.

LitCovid

The National Institutes of Health and National Library of Medicine’s comprehensive literature hub for tracking up-to-date scientific information about the coronavirus.  Updated daily.

COVID-19 Projections from IHME

The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington’s School of Medicine is nationally recognized for its work modeling data related to hospital resource capacity and estimated deaths in relation to current mitigating strategies (social distancing) for the coronavirus pandemic. 

Coronavirus Infographics

These infographics can help you visualize the extent of the pandemic and its impact across the globe.

World Health Organization

The WHO provides current situation reports and advice for the public on the coronavirus. The WHO has also launched a health alert system in Arabic, English, French and Spanish to provide the latest news and information on the coronavirus, including details on symptoms and how people can protect themselves and others, using the WhatsApp.

GET THE LATEST COVID-19 UPDATES ON TWITTER

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC)

The Centers for Disease Control shares updates on COVID-19 alerts and health and safety tips.

Gov. Mike DeWine's Office

Gov. Mike DeWine’s Office provides regular updates for the State of Ohio, including the latest in case numbers, state orders and helpful community resources.

MedLine Plus

MedlinePlus, a service from the National Library of Medicine, is a consumer-friendly resource focused on health.

Ohio Department of Health

The Ohio Department of Health provides updates from its Twitter account, which is helpful if its website has high traffic.

World Health Organization

The World Health Organization tweets about health topics from around the world.