COVID-19 Updates

As a partner in promoting public health, and ensuring the safety and well-being of Whitehall residents, the City of Whitehall is continually engaging with the State of Ohio and Franklin County Public Health as the situation surrounding coronavirus (COVID-19) evolves. Note that regular updates are made to this page, so please check back frequently.

Face Covering Order Ended Monday, February 28, 2022

Download Proclamation Rescinding Face Covering Order (Effective 2/28/22)

Effective Monday, February 28, the City of Whitehall has rescinded its face covering order. The COVID-19 transmission rate in Franklin County is currently considered to be "substantial," with 96.3 cases per 100,000 and a 5.74% positivity rate. With that, while no longer required, community members may still choose to continue wearing masks, and advice continues to be that those who are immune compromised/care for immune compromised individuals/or who are recovering from illness continue wearing masks when indoors in a public area. 

Please continue to be vigilant in your efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19, whether by staying up-to-date with vaccinations, or staying home when ill. 

COVID-19 Vaccination Information

  • Boosters: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have authorized a booster dose for the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to allow for use of a single booster dose, to be administered at least six months after completion of the primary series to specific groups. Look up eligibility and find Booster appointments here >>
  • General Vaccine Eligibility: Ohioans over the age of 12 are now eligible to get the vaccine. Check your eligibility here. 
  • Mass Vaccination Sites: The State is opening mass vaccination sites throughout Ohio. Learn more and register for an appointment here. 
  • Franklin County Public Health Vaccination Clinic: For those interested in receiving the Moderna or Johnson & Johnson vaccine through the clinic operated by Franklin County Public Health (FCPH), please stay tuned to the FCPH website for openings and scheduling information. 


Impact on City Operations

  1. Mayor's Court
  2. Police and Fire 
  3. safe station
  4. Building permits and plan review
  5. Council Meetings
  6. Parks & Recreation

Mayor's Court

Mayor’s Court will continue in-person at City Hall on Tuesdays, with mandatory text-to-check-in. Face coverings are mandatory for all non-vaccinated Mayor’s Court visitors.  

MANDATORY: Text (740) 791-0883 with your first and last name and the last four digits of your Social Security Number to check-in

In an effort to maintain best practices for social distancing, Mayor’s Court has now implemented a mandatory text-to-check-in feature. When you arrive for court please text your first and last name and the last four digits of your social security number to (740) 791-0883 and you will receive a confirmation back stating that you have been checked in. Should the clerk require more information, they will reply as needed. When they are ready for you in court, you will receive a text message directing you to proceed through the main entrance and directly into the courtroom. You may also text any questions you may have for the Court office. There may be some delay in responses, so we thank you for your patience.

For more information on courts in Franklin County please reference the following websites:

Community Resources

We’re all in this together. The City recognizes that there are many in our community who may be immunocompromised, elderly, impoverished or otherwise unable to access food, medication and other resources during this crisis. Visit the COVID-19 Resource page for the following information: 

  • A form to request assistance
  • Senior resources
  • Student resources
  • Unemployment application information
  • Food banks 
  • A list of local restaurants carry-out/delivery options
  • A list of local grocery stores, noting those that offer curbside pick-up and special senior hours