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Seneca County Health Commissioner clarifies local COVID-19 statistics, EMS Director provides update




Seneca County Health Commissioner Beth Schweitzer (left), Seneca County EMS Director Ken Majors

TIFFIN — Seneca County Health Commissioner Beth Schweitzer and Seneca County Emergency Services Director Ken Majors updated the community on the novel coronavirus pandemic during a Facebook Live briefing Friday morning.

Schweitzer clarified local statistics, saying that the county has had four total cases, including a death that was confirmed on March 30.

In the past, the figure was reported as five active cases by the Seneca County General Health District, and while that fifth case is still being monitored by Seneca County, the person is in another county and is being counted within that county’s total confirmed cases.

Schweitzer thanked the community for following guidelines and also reviewed the state statistics for COVID-19.

Majors talked about how first responders, EMS and fire personnel have been handling the pandemic and also shared information about the county’s Wireless Emergency Notifications System (WENS). You can sign up for that program here.

In another matter, Majors talked about the mental health difficulties this health crisis has brought on many people and shared some resources with the public.

  • Text Line: Text 4hope to 741741
  • Local Suicide Hotline: 1-800-826-1306
  • Veterans Crisis Hotline: 1-800-273-8255

Majors also shared alternative 911 phone numbers for people to save, for if there are ever 911 technical issues in the future.

Local emergency alternate 911 numbers in the case of a 911 outage are:

  • Tiffin: 419-447-2323
  • Fostoria: 419-435-8525
  • Seneca County (or if you’re not sure which number to call): 419-448-1111

You can view the live briefings every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday on the News page on Facebook.

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