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May 11, 2023, marks the end of the federal COVID-19 Public Health Emergency declaration. 

What does this mean for you? 

  • Vaccines remain available at no out-of-pocket cost. 
  • Testing and treatment coverage varies by insurance type. 
    • Find local PCR testing sites - costs vary.
    • Medicaid coverage, COVID-19 testing and treatment will remain covered at no cost through September 2024.
    • Without insurance, COVID-19 testing and treatment will no longer be covered, and the cost will be determined by individual providers.

Does this mean that COVID-19 is over? 
No. COVID-19 cases are down sharply, but the end of the emergency declarations does not mean the virus is no longer a threat. Prevention actions are recommended by the CDC, including handwashing and other basic health practices. View the CDC's county hospital admission levels of COVID-19.

COVID-19 vaccines 

Staying up to date on COVID-19 vaccines significantly lowers your risk of getting very sick, being hospitalized, or dying from COVID-19. 

Get a COVID-19 vaccine at Lorain County Public Health, Monday-Friday from 8:30 am - 4 pm at 9880 Murray Ridge Rd, Elyria. Call 440-284-3206 to make an appointment. 

  • No cost out of pocket. 
  • For ages 6 months and older.
  • We have all vaccine types available Pfizer, Moderna, and Novavax.
  • Bring your COVID-19 vaccine card, if you have one. If you lost it, submit a replacement request here - no cost.

COVID-19 vaccine fact sheets  

COVID-19 testing

Get tested for COVID-19 if:

  • You have symptoms of COVID-19.
  • People who have come into close contact with someone with COVID-19 should be tested to check for infection at least 5 days after they last had close contact with someone with COVID-19.  Day 0 = the date of the last close contact.

Click for a list of PCR testing locations, or call your doctor to request a test.

Call or make an online appointment before going.

Now what?

You were exposed to someone with COVID-19: See the image below, or read quarantine guidance from the CDC. 

You tested positive for COVID-19: See the image below, or read isolation guidance from the CDC. 

Contact an expert

If you have questions about COVID-19, call:

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