Ottawa County Health Department Updates Vaccine Distribution

Ottawa County Health Department Update on Phase 1B Vaccine Distribution

PORT CLINTON – In order to assist in the vaccine distribution process, the Ottawa County Health Department has created a pre-registration form to collect information from residents who would be interested in receiving the Covid-19 vaccine. This information will be used to help local partners to plan for vaccine distribution as it becomes available in each phase.

Once Ottawa County begins each vaccination phase, the Ottawa County Health Department will notify individuals qualifying for that phase via the phone number and/or email address provided. Please double check your contact information as it is vitally important to ensure we can reach you when ready. The form can be found at For those individuals who have a disability, no access to technology or are experiencing technical issues in completing this form, they can contact the United Way 2-1-1 line for assistance.

Each individual being vaccinated needs to complete a separate form, as some individuals within a family may be eligible for vaccination at different times.

Next Anticipated Phase: 1B
-Ohioans, age 65 and older
-Younger people with severe congenital, developmental, or early-onset medical disorders that make them particularly vulnerable –  such as cerebral palsy; spina bifida; congenital heart disease; type 1 diabetes; inherited metabolic disorders; severe neurologic disorders including epilepsy; severe genetic disorders including Down Syndrome, Fragile X, Prader Willi Syndrome, Turner Syndrome; severe lung disease including cystic fibrosis and severe asthma; sickle cell anemia; and alpha- and beta-thalassemia.
-Adults/employees who work in schools (K-12)

On January 7th, Governor Mike DeWine announced the following schedule for Phase 1B vaccine distribution.
-Week of January 18th – Ohioans 80+ years of age
-Week of January 25th – Ohioans 75+ years of age and individuals with severe congenital, development, or early onset medical disorders
-Week of February 1st – Ohioans 70+ years of age and Adults/employees who work in schools (K-12)
-Week of February 8th – Ohioans 65+ years of age

All vaccine distribution is subject to availability of doses distributed to the Ottawa County Health Department.

Put-in-Bay Mayor Updates COVID-19 Statement

Put in Bay VillageVillage of Put-in-Bay, Mayor Jessica C. Dress

Dear residents of Put-in-Bay and South Bass Island,

It is imperative that we all continue to adapt the state and national health guidelines, published and updated daily, to keep our entire population safe from the COVID-19 risks.

Click to see Department of Health Order in PDF

This means, as mayor, in accordance and cooperation with the Put-in-Bay Township Trustees, I URGE all islanders, cottagers and non-essential workers to follow the “stay-at-home” order issued by the Ohio Department of Health and Gov. Mike DeWine.

Many islanders have returned in the past weeks from vacation or their winter homes. Many cottagers and summer workers are seeking refuge here. IF YOU HAVE TRAVELED or spent any SIGNIFICANT amount of time ANYWHERE but PUT-IN-BAY, it is imperative to practice a 14-day self quarantine for the health and safety of our entire population.

Unnecessary visits to the few essential businesses here that have remained open PUT US ALL AT RISK. We cannot control the virus. We can control how we react to it.

Now is the time to utilize the help of your friends and neighbors. In the spirit of public service, the Put-in-Bay Police Department is offering grocery and package pickup and delivery. All it takes is a phone call.

For the time being, all village facilities, including Town Hall, the utilities office, docks, bathhouse, and playground remain closed to the public.

 The latest updates project that COVID-19 infections will peak in the State of Ohio in mid-May meaning the “stay-at-home” order scheduled through April 6 could certainly remain in effect past that date, in addition to the restrictions outlined by DeWine regarding travel bans and limited business operations.

 If you must leave your home, you must observe 6-foot social distancing guidelines and best hand washing practices to protect yourself and others.

 Communications between the village, township and local business are continuing daily in this ever-fluid situation. While we hope to resume our normal lives as soon as possible, we must all work together to minimize the impact this pandemic could have locally.

Stay safe. Stay healthy. Sincerely,  Mayor Jessica C. Dress

435 Catawba Ave. – P.O. Box 245 –  Put-in-Bay, Ohio 43456,

Phone: 419-285-5112     Fax: 419 285-2533     Email: jdress “at”

Put-in-Bay Mayor Announces Village Covid-19 Response

Put in Bay VillagePut-in-Bay Village Mayor Jessica Dress releases the following statement:Put in Bay

“The Village of Put-in-Bay and the local businesses on the island are operating in compliance with recommendations from the Governor of the State of Ohio, local and state health departments, and the Center for Disease Control.  Though these guidelines are fluid, that means our beloved bars and restaurants, and family attractions, are closed for the time being to curb any health risks imposed by the worldwide COVID-19 virus.”

Click Put in Bay Village_covid 19_advisory 03192020 for the complete, official statement.

Covid-19 Update from Miller Boat Line

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Announcement from Miller Boat Line

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Temporary Notice to all Customers:

Due to the Covid-19 situation, we STRONGLY DISCOURAGE traveling to the islands unless you are a resident, employee, or doing business.

All restaurants, bars, shops, public restrooms, and attractions are temporarily closed. We hope to welcome you to our beautiful islands in the near future.

Peace and health to everyone.

Miller Boat Line
419-285-2421 local