Health Department continues closure to the public


DARKE COUNTY — The Darke County General Health District will continue closure to the public until further notice. “We are still at a critical time with COVID-19, and we need to continue to practice social distancing,” stated Health Commissioner, Terrence L. Holman, DVM. At this time, the Health Department does not have a date to reopen to the public but we are still fully staffed and working to answer phone calls and process requests. Birth and death certificate applications should be accessed by going to our website www.darkecountyhealth.org/services/birth-death/.

The Health Department is open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday to Friday. The Environmental Division can be reached at (937) 548-4196 ext. 209 and the Nursing Division at (937) 548-4196 ext. 224. A local COVID-19 line is available during this time at (937) 548-4196 option 5. If you have a general question regarding COVID-19, we encourage you to call the Ohio Department of Health at 1- 833-4-ASK-ODH. Information is also available by visiting our social media sites and our webpage at www.darkecountyhealth.org.

The Ohio Stay at Home Order is still in place until 11:59 p.m. on May 1. Please continue to stay at home unless it is essential that you be out. The community should continue to assume that COVID-19 is community spread and 6 feet distancing should be maintained from other individuals if you must be out of your home. We appreciate all of the public’s cooperation as we strive to assure the community’s health. We are in this together!