The Vinton County Health Department understands the importance of in-person learning and will continue to support the efforts of Vinton County Local School District in implementation of precautions to ensure in-person learning continues this school year.
Stay up to date on vaccinations
Maintain ventilation improvements
Avoid contact with people who have suspected or confirmed COVID-19
Follow guidelines for isolation if you test positive for COVID-19
If you are at high risk of getting very sick, talk with your healthcare provider about additional prevention actions
COVID-19 Community Level Medium or High
If you are at high risk of getting very sick, wear a well-fitting mask or respirator when indoors in public
If you have household contact with someone at high risk for getting very sick, consider testing before contact and consider wearing a mask when indoors with them
COVID-19 Community Level High
Wear a well-fitting mask or respirator when indoors
If you are at high risk of getting very sick, consider avoiding non-essential indoor public activities.
These are the recommendations based upon CDC’s latest guidance. Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact Public Health at the Vinton County Health Department at 740-596-5233.
The Safer Ohio School Tip Line is a free safety resource available to all Ohio schools. The tip line is an anonymous reporting system that accepts both calls and texts 24 hours a day.
This tip line allows students and adults to anonymously share information with school officials and law enforcement about threats to student safety—whether that involves a threatened mass incident or harm to a single student.
Things to report to the tip line include (but are not limited to):
Every tip can remain anonymous. School safety analysts may ask for additional information, but the caller can remain secret or leave his or her contact information for later follow-up.
Calls or texts to 844-SaferOH (844-723-3764) are answered by analysts within Ohio Homeland Security. If action is needed, the analysts immediately forward information to local school officials, law enforcement agencies and the Ohio School Safety Center (OSSC) for action and follow up.
The OSSC partners with the Ohio Department of Education to follow up with affected school and law enforcement agencies to make sure that the incident is investigated, action is taken and resources and supports are provided when necessary.
an emergency or disaster situation ever arise in our area while school
is in session, we want you to be aware that the schools have made
preparations to respond effectively to such situations.
we have a major disaster during school hours, your student(s) will be
cared for at this school. Our School District has a detailed emergency
operations plan which has been formulated to respond to a major