WCHD closes COVID vaccination, test site Tuesday; county allowing essential travel only

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Wayne County Health Department is announcing the closure of their COVID vaccine site for Tuesday, Feb. 16.  All appointments will be rescheduled for a later date.  WCHD officials said they will wait until all the bad weather is over before rescheduling.

The health department also announced the closure of its Covid testing site along with the OptumServe testing site in Cambridge City on Tuesday, February 16th.

County snow emergency

At 5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 15,  Wayne County Commissioners will declare a Level II Essential Travel Permitted Snow Emergency to be in effect in Wayne County, the City of Richmond and the Town of Centerville.  Possible Heavy Snow Accumulations, Blowing and Drifting Snow, road conditions will deteriorate rapidly this evening.  This Snow Emergency shall remain in effect until weather and road conditions improve sufficiently to ensure routine safe travel.

During a Level II Essential Travel Permitted Snow Emergency, only essential travel will be permitted on county roads and city streets.  This declaration does not include state or federal highways (examples- I-70, US 40, US 35, US 27, S.R. 38, S.R. 1, S.R. 227, S.R.121)  Essential travel is defined in the ordinance as:

  • Travel to and from work and school
  • Travel to obtain essential medical care
  • Travel to obtain essential prescription medications
  • Travel to obtain essential supply of food or fuel
  • Travel to obtain safe shelter
  • Travel of emergency vehicles and emergency workers

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