Recent Updates and Releases
Updates- The Van Wert County Health Department will be releasing confirmed case information based on the Ohio Coronavirus Dashboard.
Updated Quarantine and Isolation Guidance
Business Resources


Please contact the Van Wert County Health Department at 419-238-0808 if you have questions regarding the reopening guidance or any questions about Covid-19.

Links and Other Information

Request At-Home Test Kits
Every home in the U.S. is eligible to order #4 free at-⁠home COVID-⁠19 tests. The tests are completely free. Orders will usually ship in 7-12 days.  Order your tests now so you have them when you need them.

Page to Search for Vaccine Provider Locations

Ohio Coronavirus Page
CDC Coronavirus Page


What You Can Do To Protect Yourself

Wash Your Hands
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
Avoid Close Contact
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • Put distance between yourself and other people.
Use a Mask
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a mask when around others
  • You could spread COVID-19 to others even if you do not feel sick.
  • Continue to keep about 6 feet between yourself and others when possible.
Cover Your Coughs and Sneezes
  • Remember to always cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.
  • Throw used tissues in the trash.
  • Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, clean your hands with a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
Clean and Disinfect


Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms or combinations of symptoms may have COVID-19:

  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

Or at least two of these symptoms:

  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Repeated shaking with chills
  • Muscle pain
  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • New loss of taste or smell