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Response to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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The Butler County General Health District (BCGHD), Ohio Department of Health (ODH), in coordination with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), is closely monitoring the 2019 novel (new) coronavirus first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China in December 2019. See this Coronavirus Fact Sheet  or Coronavirus FAQ - Chinese Translation for more information on the Novel Coronavirus: COVID-19 

There are no confirmed cases in Butler County, Ohio.   

 Situation Updates from Butler County General Health District:
As of  2/14/2020 @ 1130AM


  • As of 2/13/2020 BCGHD will utilize the name COVID-19 for the novel coronavirus in line with the World Health Organization (WHO), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Ohio Department of Health (ODH).

Information From Previous Updates:
(All previous updates are also available in PDF versions in the document section below)

  • BCGHD is continuing to engage in twice weekly conference calls with ODH and other Local Health Departments to monitor the situation in Ohio and elsewhere in the Country.
  • BCGHD is staying actively involved in workgroups within Southwest Ohio that are continuing to interpret guidance from our State and Federal partners, identify gaps in planning measures, and share response strategies.
  • BCGHD will be working with the CDC Division of Global Migration and Quarantine and ODH to monitor any travelers reported to BCGHD.
  • BCGHD has developed a voluntary Traveler Survey for individuals who have recently traveled to China. This survey allows BCGHD staff to follow-up with these individuals and provide guidance. The survey is available on the BCGHD website.

Butler County General Health Distrct can be reached at (513) 863-1770

Risk to the general public remains low, and the CDC recommends Americans use typical infectious disease precautions, just as those used to prevent cold or flu:
- Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
- Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth.
- Cover coughs/sneezes with your arm or a tissue.
- Avoid exposure to others who are sick.
- Stay home when you are ill.

Additional Links:
Ohio Department of Health Website on Coronavirus
Centers for Disease Control Website on Coronavirus
Coronavirus COVID-19 Global Cases by Johns Hopkins CSSE
World Health Organization Website on Coronavirus

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Press Releases5 documents

  • ODH Press Release Person Under Investigation for Novel Coronavirus 2.05.2020
    document _recordid 829
  • Results of two Butler County 2019 Novel Coronavirus Tests: Negative 2.02.2020
    document _recordid 795
  • Miami University President Letter to the Miami Community 1.28.2020
    document _recordid 784
  • The Health Collaborative Press Release on Possible Novel Coronavirus Cases in Ohio
    document _recordid 773
  • Butler County General Health Distrct Press Release on Persons Under Investigation 1.28.2020
    document _recordid 772

Miami University Daily Situational Updates 1.27.20 - 2.3.2010 documents

  • Situational Update - 2.3.2020
    document _recordid 820
  • Situational Update - NEGATIVE RESULTS - 2.2.20
    document _recordid 815
  • Situational Update - Press Conference - 2.2.2020
    document _recordid 814
  • Media Advisory: Press Confernce 2.2.20, 7 PM (EST)
    document _recordid 812
  • Situational Update - 2.1.2020
    document _recordid 810
  • Situational Update - 1.31.20
    document _recordid 805
  • Situational Update - 1.30.20
    document _recordid 803
  • Situational Update - Miami University Institutional Response Team - 1.29.2020
    document _recordid 802
  • Situational Update - MIami University Letter to Community - 1.29.2020
    document _recordid 800
  • Situational Update - 1.28.2020
    document _recordid 799

BCGHD Situation Updates6 documents

  • BCGHD Daily Situation Update 2.14.2020
    document _recordid 844
  • BCGHD Daily Situation Update 2.13.2020
    document _recordid 841
  • BCGHD Daily Situation Update 2.12.2020
    document _recordid 840
  • BCGHD Daily Situation Update 2.11.2020
    document _recordid 839
  • BCGHD Daily Situation Update 2.10.2020
    document _recordid 834
  • BCGHD Daily Situation Update 2.7.2020
    document _recordid 833