COVID-19 Information

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COVID-19 Information

Blanchard Valley Health System is closely monitoring the Coronavirus outbreak and working with the Hancock County Department of Health, Ohio Department of Health, and following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. The virus that causes COVID-19 is a novel coronavirus that was first identified during an investigation into an outbreak in Wuhan, China. The first case of COVID-19 in the United States was reported on January 21, 2020.

Where can I get a COVID-19 vaccine?

COVID-19 vaccine frequently asked questions

CDC Self check before getting a COVID-19 test

Blanchard Valley Health System is now offering antibody testing for COVID-19. Patients who would like to know if they have had COVID-19 should contact their primary care provider who will then order a test through the BVHS outpatient laboratory. A doctor's note is required.

Visitor information for BVHS Facilities: 

COVID-19 Visitation Guidelines


Family Portal for Long-term Care Residents and Families

FAQ: Scheduling My Procedure During Coronavirus



Community Mental Health Resources

Ohio Department Of Health Website

Hancock County Department of Health Website

Video: COVID-19: Protecting Your Family by Dr. Dave Price

Quick Guide for Key Information

Plasma Donation

What To Expect When Donating Plasma

Ohio Procedure Chart

Telehealth Appointments 





Frequently Asked Questions:


What are the symptoms of coronavirus?

According to the CDC, reported illnesses have ranged from mild symptoms to severe illness. The following symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure:
  • Cough
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Muscle pain
  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • New loss of taste or smell

How can I protect myself?

The best way to protect yourself against the COVID-19 virus is to get vaccinated. For information, please visit or visit

What should someone do if they think they have coronavirus?

For general questions regarding Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19), please call 1.833.4ASKODH (1.833.427.5634)

The CDC recommends that people who suspect they may have COVID-19 stay home and call their doctors in non-emergency situations. It’s important to follow these instructions to enable doctors to take care of you and to keep others from being exposed. If you’re not sick enough to be hospitalized, you can most likely recover at home. If you develop emergency warning signs for COVID-19, seek medical attention immediately. The CDC states that some emergency warning signs* for COVID-19 include:

  • Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
  • New confusion or inability to arouse
  • Bluish lips or face

*This list is not all-inclusive. Please consult your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning.

Temporary Hours & Closings

  • No closings at this time.


What are the current visitor restrictions?

Can someone who has COVID-19 spread the illness to others?

The virus that causes COVID-19 is spreading from person-to-person. Someone who is actively sick with COVID-19 can spread the illness to others. That is why the CDC recommends that these patients be isolated either in the hospital or at home (depending on how sick they are) until they are better and no longer pose a risk of infecting others.

How long someone is actively sick can vary so the decision on when to release someone from isolation is made on a case-by-case basis in consultation with doctors, infection prevention and control experts, and public health officials and involves considering specifics of each situation including disease severity, illness signs and symptoms, and results of laboratory testing for that patient.

Where can I learn more?

 For more information, please visit the CDC website