SHELBY -- The Shelby City Health Department will not be scheduling any new, first dose, COVID-19 vaccine clinics due to the current lack of demand, Mayor Steve Schag reported.
"Please note we will be continuing and fulfilling our second dose clinics/appointments that are already scheduled through the month of April," Schag added in his Monday email announcing the change.
Shelby began administering vaccines on Jan. 19.
In his update covering COVID-19 activity from April 3-5 in Shelby, Mayor Schag said that the city's health department:
* is currently monitoring 14 active cases. No one is hospitalized
* is reporting 3 new cases (general population) and 2 recovered/resolved
cases (general population).
* has documented a total of 826 individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19 since the outbreak began in March 2020. Of that cumulative number, 777 individuals have attained recovered/resolved status.
* has documented 35 COVID-19 deaths during the pandemic. Nine are from
general population and 26 from long-term term care
Schag noted that Richland County remains under a Level 3, red status in Ohio's color-coded coronavirus health advisory system.
"Red" represents very high exposure and spread of COVID-19.
"Citizens are strongly urged to stay at home when possible and to follow all COVID-19 protocols and Health Department guidelines, including frequent and thorough hand washing, careful sanitization, physical/social distancing and the consistent wearing of face coverings," Schag wrote.
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