Information on COVID-19 & Vaccinations.

Perry County District Library locations are open by appointment for browsing, computer use and copying/faxing services.  Curbside pick-up is also available at all locations.  Face masks/face coverings are required, unless a person is unable to wear a mask due to exempt conditions listed by the Ohio Department of Health or under CDC guidelines.

For the most up-to-date information on COVID-19 in Ohio, visit the Ohio Department of Health or call 1-833-427-5634. Visit the Perry County Emergency Operations Center on YouTube at:

Businesses and workers can now access all of these resources related to COVID-19 in one place at the Ohio Development Services Agency. The portal includes information on unemployment benefits, the Small Business Administration’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program, the Liquor Buyback Program, modified rules for trucking to help ship critical supplies into the state, the delay of BWC Premiums, etc.

To stay healthy, the CDC and other health agencies recommend:
1. Washing your hands frequently. Wash your hands for 20 seconds or more with soapy water. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
2. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
3. Avoid contact with people who are sick.
4. Stay home and away from others if you are sick.
5. Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces frequently.
6. Wear a Face Mask and cover your mouth/nose with a tissue or sleeve when coughing or sneezing.

  • CDC recommends that people wear cloth face coverings in public settings and when around people who don’t live in your household, especially when other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain.
  • Cloth face coverings may help prevent people who have COVID-19 from spreading the virus to others.
  • Cloth face coverings are most likely to reduce the spread of COVID-19 when they are widely used by people in public settings.
  • Cloth face coverings should NOT be worn by children under the age of 2 or anyone who has trouble breathing, is unconscious, incapacitated, or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance.

Trusted Information Sources

Sharing accurate information from trusted sources is critical to reduce misinformation. Find reliable and current information about the outbreak from local and national agencies below.

Ohio Department of Health
The Ohio Department of Health maintains a website with the up-to-date information on the outbreak, current risk to the public, and links to helpful resources.
ODH has also set up a call center to address questions regarding COVID-19. It is open seven days a week from 9 a.m.-8 p.m. and can be reached at 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634)

Centers for Disease Control
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has set up a website with a range of information about the current risk to the public, symptoms to watch for, prevention, testing, and advice for schools, communities and businesses.

COVID-19 information is evolving daily. Please visit the COVID-19 ODH Portal or call 1-833-427-5634.

Ohio's COVID-19 Vaccine Town Hall for Rural Ohioans
Whether you hear myths on social media, at work, or from friends or family, there is a lot of dangerous misinformation out there about COVID-19 vaccines. The truth is that COVID-19 vaccines are safe, effective, and rigorously tested. Ohio’s COVID-19 Vaccine Town Halls are designed to help you sift through the myths and learn where you can find reliable, trustworthy information about COVID-19 vaccines. 

You’ve got a questions, and the upcoming Town Halls will give you answers. Hear from medical experts, community leaders, and public health professionals.

To watch the Town Hall live or after the initial broadcast, please visit:

Watch later on TV: 
Watch later on the Ohio Channel. Dates and times are forthcoming. Find your local channel by checking with your PBS station or television provider.

COVID-19 Vaccinations
Starting Monday, March 29, 2021, all Ohioans ages 16 and older are eligible to receive the COVID-19 Vaccine.

Children 16 and 17 years of age are only eligible to receive the Pfizer Vaccine. Anyone 18 and older may receive the Pfizer, Moderna, or Johnson & Johnson Vaccine.

To schedule a vaccine appointment here in Perry County, contact one of the following:

Hopewell Health Centers New Lexington 2541 Panther Dr. New Lexington, OH. 43764 740-342-4192  |
Kroger Pharmacy 610 Carroll St. New Lexington, OH. 43764 866-211-5320  |
Perry County Health Department 409 Lincoln Park Dr. New Lexington, OH. 43764 740-342-5179  |

You can also schedule an appointment by visiting:

Ohio COVID-19 Vaccine Program Information: Click Here
Myths vs. Facts COVID-19 Vaccinations: Click Here 
COVID-19 Vaccine FAQs: Click Here