VAN WERT – On May 21, 2020, the Van Wert County General Health District reported the fifth confirmed case of COVID-19 in a resident in the county. The health department is working to notify anyone who may have been in contact with the confirmed case.

The first three confirmed cases in Van Wert County have recovered. There are currently no confirmed cases hospitalized.

As businesses and activities in Ohio continue to open, guidance for reopening can be found on our website at or Please contact the health department if you have questions, concerns, or need further guidance on these openings.

If you have questions about COVID-19, contact the Van Wert County General Health District at 419-238-0808. For information on COVID-19 including ways you can prepare and help protect the health of yourself and others, go to or call 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634). Information and resources are also available from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention at