Coronavirus Case Confirmed In Lorain County

On the morning of March 14, 2020, the first positive Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) case was confirmed in Lorain County, Ohio. Lorain County Public Health expects to see more cases in the county and state in the coming days. This situation was expected, and Lorain County Public Health is prepared. Call your healthcare provider if you develop symptoms like fever, cough, or shortness of breath, especially if you think you've been exposed to a diagnosed case of COVID-19.

If you are young and healthy, you have a responsibility to protect yourself, as well as your community and the people around you.

Help slow the spread of COVID-19 by taking the following precautions:

  • Stay home if you are sick
  • Wash your hands with soap and water; use hand sanitizer if not available
  • Avoid large gatherings
  • Offer to help a neighbor in need, even if it is just a phone call

If you are an older adult, or managing a chronic health condition like heart, lung, kidney disease or diabetes, you may be at a higher risk for complications from COVID-19.

Protect yourself:

  • Wash your hands with soap and water; use sanitizer if not available
  • Stay home as much as possible, and avoid crowds
  • Clean and disinfect commonly touched surfaces in your house
  • Be prepared in case you get sick - fill prescriptions and maintain a supply of food and household products in your home
  • Call your healthcare provider if you have questions about your health
  • Ask a loved one or neighbor for help if you need anything

The situation around the international viral outbreak of Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) continues to develop. Lorain County Public Health (LCPH) is prepared and is working closely with the Ohio Department of Health and Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to conduct daily infectious disease surveillance, prevention, and control.