The City of Bexley, Franklin County Public Health, and the Centers for Disease Control are continuing to urge all visitors to businesses and public spaces, regardless of vaccination status, to wear a mask. Additionally, the City is requiring masks at City facilities and City-sponsored events.
Why is the City recommending masking even if I’m vaccinated?
The Delta variant presents new risks to all individuals, regardless of vaccination status.
- The Delta variant of COVID-19 can infect and spread among vaccinated individuals
- Vaccinated individuals on average have less severe reactions, and therefore all individuals who have access to the vaccine are strongly encouraged to become vaccinated.
- The Delta variant is much more transmissible than earlier variants, and more easily spread both indoors and outdoors
- Because it is more infectious, the Delta variant is spreading much more quickly. This especially impacts children under 12, who cannot yet access a vaccine.
Masking is a simple and effective way to help prevent spread, and due to the new risks associated with the Delta variant, it is a critical tool to help minimize exposure.
At-Home COVID-19 Test Kits:
The City of Bexley has self-administered COVID-19 test kits available for residents. To request a testing kit for you or someone in your household, please fill out this form. Kits are usually delivered within 24 hours, but may vary based on demand. Test kits will be delivered to the address provided in the form; please do not come to City Hall for pickup.
If you have questions or need assistance completing the form, please contact Elizabeth Ellman, the City’s Volunteer Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.