Public Health Alerts and Advisories

Columbus Public Health Closed on Monday, February 20, 2017 On Monday, February 20, 2017, all services will be closed at Columbus Public Health in observance of the Presidents’ Day holiday. - learn more

Winter Weather: Prepare and Prevent

Winter Weather: Prepare and Prevent Be familiar with winter weather terms, have the right supplies on hand and sign up for weather alerts with Alert Franklin County. - learn more

Columbus Syphilis Outbreak

Columbus Syphilis Outbreak Information about prevention, testing, and treatment - learn more

8.18.2016 UPDATE: Increase in Cryptosporidium Cases Prompts Public Health Recommendations

8.18.2016 UPDATE: Increase in Cryptosporidium Cases Prompts Public Health Recommendations With the large increase of cases in our community, public health officials are recommending the following safety measures to reduce the spread of crypto. - learn more

July 22, 2016: First Mosquito Pool Positive for West Nile Virus in Columbus

July 22, 2016: First Mosquito Pool Positive for West Nile Virus in Columbus Columbus Health Commissioner Dr. Teresa C. Long, today, July 22, 2016, confirmed the presence of West Nile Virus (WNV) in a mosquito trap. This is the first reported WNV mosquito pool found in the city of Columbus limits this season. - learn more

Nitrate Advisory Cancelled

Nitrate Advisory Cancelled The Nitrate Advisory has been cancelled. It is no longer necessary to use bottled water for infants less than six months old or women over 30 weeks pregnant. - learn more

Public Health Alert: Zika Virus

Public Health Alert: Zika Virus Zika Virus is primarily spread to people by mosquito bites. While most illness is mild, it can be dangerous in pregnancy. - learn more

Flood Awareness

Flood Awareness Floods are one of the most common hazards in the U.S. and ranks among the top 10 in Franklin County.   - learn more

Shigella

Shigella Because it is passed easily among young children, hand-washing and staying home when sick are key to prevention. - learn more