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Mission Statement:

The mission of the Coshocton County General Health District is to protect, promote, and improve the health  and safety of Coshocton County residents.


CCHD Administration:

Steve Lonsinger, R.S., M.A., Health Commissioner
Tammy Smith , RN, Director of Nursing
Zach Fanning, RS, Director of Environmental Health
Cindy Hilbish, Director of Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)
Wendy Wilson, Fiscal Officer & Vital Statistics Registrar
Denise Thompson, Public Health Nurse, BCMH
Jackie Buchanan, Deputy Registrar
Jesse Christmas, PHEP Coordinator
Board Of Health Members:                                                 Term Expires
Scott Limburg, Licensing Council Rep/President      2022
Dr. Robert Gwinn, MD                                                               2024
Don Wells                                                                                          2020
Dr. Jeff Poland, DVM                                                                  2021
Linda Weber                                                                                    2023


Situation to Date concerning Covid-19
Covers both City & County Data

Current as of 10:00 am, May 26th 2020
we have had:
21 Confirmed cases
154 Negative Cases
4 Probable cases
12 Pending test results
27 Quarantined
5 Isolated (3 active cases)
20 cases recovered from Covid-19 (includes the 2 probable cases)
0 Hospitalized (confirmed or probable only)
0 Deaths related to Covid-19
Age Range 13-80

Risa R. Pesapane, MS, PhD -The Ohio State University
Tick identification and Testing Research in Coshocton!

Ticks can be brought into our County office at 724 S. 7th St. Coshocton. Ticks will be identified and tested for diseases. (Ticks will be pooled together when testing)

Coshocton County Health Department
USDA Rabies Surveillance
Report sick, found dead
animals such as fox, raccoon,
skunk, coyote
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OHIO COVID-19 Response Call Center is open 7 days a week from 9:00am-8:00pm ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634) They are available to answer questions and provide accuate information about COVID-19

Ohio Department of Health Dashboard Regarding Cases 

Order that rescinds Directors Stay at home Orders

Ohioans Protecting Ohioans 

Getting Back to Work-  

May 4th- Manufacturing, Distribution & Construction, General Office 
Manufacturing, Distribution & Construction  
Office Environments 

May 12th- Consumer & Retail Services
Mandatory and recommended best practices

May 15th- Hair Salons & Barbershops, etc. 
Mandatory and best practices

May 15th- Restaurants  & Bars with Outside Dining 
May 21st- Restaurants & Bars with Inside Dining
Restaurants and Bars -Opening protocols 

May 21st- Campgrounds to open completely 
Campgrounds mandatory and recommended best practices
Camp Safe Ohio Orders 

May 26th- Gyms, Fitness, Recreation centers
Mandatory and recommended best practices

May 26th- Low contact sports leagues
Mandatory and recommended best practices

May 26th-Local Health Department regulated Pools, and Ohio BMV’s
Pool and Aquatic Center mandatory and recommended best practices

May 31st- Day camps and Day cares 
Day care mandatory and recommended best practices


Many agencies and personnel in Coshocton County are diligently working to respond to the COVID-19 outbreak. The safety and health of our citizens is of utmost priority. County and City agencies are in constant communication with local partner agencies, as well as State.

The City & County Health Departments will contact anyone who needs to know or take action. There is great need for Personal Protection Equipment (masks, gloves, gowns, etc.). Any industry or business that has these types of items and would be able to donate items so that we can protect our First Responders and medical care providers please contact the Coshocton County EMA office at 740-622-1984.

To prevent the spread of the disease the CDC encourages everyone to follow these effective practices:

*Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, use an alcohol based hand sanitizer only if soap and water are not available.*Avoid touching you eyes nose and mouth *Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when coughing or sneezing *Avoid contact with sick people *Stay home when you are sick* Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces and objects – doorknobs, light switches, keyboards, etc.

For further information visit the Facebook pages of the City of Coshocton Health Department, the Coshocton County Health Department and the Coshocton County EMA ad the following websites:, www.coronavirus.ohio .gov. People with questions about COVID-19 can call the Ohio Department of Health COVID-19 Call Center, 7 days a week from 9am-8pm at 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1833-427-5634)

Department of Health Hotline Information concerning COVID-19

Coronavirus up to date information for Ohio

Important Checklists to help you prevent against COVID-19

Directors orders regarding limiting the sale of Food and Beverages to Carry-Out and Delivery Only

Screening Employees for COVID-19



Important Flooding Information 2019

2020 Coshocton County Hunger Directory