FAQ: COVID-19 vaccines for children 5-11

11/02/2021 Ohio Department of Health News Release vaccines for youth


COVID_19 Booster Shot FAQ

08/23/2021 FDA Approves First Covid-19 Vaccine 

COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics and Booster Dose Information from Hamilton County Public Health

Hamilton County Public Health COVID Booster Info COVID Booster Info


For Sheriff’s assistance, call (513) 825-2280

To speak with Fire Department Personnel, call (513) 792-8565

Sycamore Township Administration Building, call (513) 791-8447

CDC: Hamilton County seeing substantial spread, COVID-relief resources, including rental Assistance Available

All of Hamilton County, including the City of Cincinnati, have been identified as an area of “substantial spread” of COVID-19 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  Substantial spread occurs when an area sees more than 50 cases per 100,000 population in the past seven days.  Hamilton County is currently at 54.07 cases per 100,000 residents.

In updated guidance for substantial spread areas, which now includes Hamilton County, the CDC recommends:

  • Everyone, including those fully-vaccinated, wear a mask in public indoor settings.
  • Fully-vaccinated people might choose to wear a mask regardless of the level of transmission, particularly if they are immunocompromised or at increased risk for severe disease from COVID-19, or if they have someone in their household who is immunocompromised, at increased risk of severe disease or not fully vaccinated.
  • Fully-vaccinated people who have a known exposure to someone with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 should be tested 3-5 days after exposure, and wear a mask in public indoor settings for 14 days or until they receive a negative test result.
  • Universal indoor masking for all teachers, staff, students, and visitors to schools, regardless of vaccination status.


Vaccination is the best tool available to prevent serious illness from COVID-19. The COVID-19 vaccine is safe and effective and readily available in Hamilton County. There are more than 200 locations throughout Hamilton County that provide vaccines at no cost. Most clinics do not require appointments.


If you need a COVID-19 vaccine or are experiencing financial difficulty due to the pandemic, visit 513Relief.org or call the United Way’s 211. 513Relief.org is a one-stop website with vaccine and test locations as well as COVID-19 financial relief options such as the Hamilton County Rent and Utility Program. The Rent and Utility Program can cover up to 12 months in past rent and three months in future rent. Learn more at 513Relief.org.

COVID-19 Vaccines for Homebound Individuals

Residents of Sycamore Township who have mobility challenges or are homebound and unable to leave home to receive a COVID-19 vaccine may register at Homebound Registration Survey (cchmc.org)

Once registered, the Sycamore Township FIRE/EMS Department will contact you as vaccines become available to provide the vaccination at your residence.

Relief Grants

Hamilton County Commissioners launched the COVID-19 Economic Recovery and Relief Task Force in January to meet the needs of those economically affected by COVID-19. If you or your business has been negatively impacted by the pandemic, please go to 513 Relief – Access The Support You Need , email 513Relief@hamilton-co.org call (513) 946-4400.  Rent and utility assistance is available for those who qualify.

Helpful Links:

Rent and Utility Assistance Application

513 Relief Bus

Other Relief Resources

Relief Available for Ohio & Kentucky Natural Gas and Electric Customers

Park Facility Rental

Rentals of both Bechtold Park Shelters and the Schuler Community Room are permitted.
Rentals of ball fields are available by appointment.

Residential Zoning Applications Accepted Via Email

The Department of Planning and Zoning will accept zoning applications for residential fences and sheds via email to jdaves@sycamoretownship.org.  *Faxed plans will not be accepted as they are generally illegible.  Please call (513) 792-7250 for more information.

Residential Fence Zoning Application

Residential Shed Zoning Application

Fences: Application, Site Plan (No fences will be permitted in front yards)

Sheds under 200 sq ft: Application, Site plan, Building Plan w/ Dimensions

Satellite Dish (larger than one meter in diameter): Application, Site Plan, Building Plan w/ Dimensions

Antenna (over 12 ft. above roof line): Application, Site Plan,  Building Plan w/ Dimensions

Any projects requiring Hamilton County Building Permits, including pools, will still require full hard copy submittals.

For any questions, please contact jdaves@sycamoretownship.org.

Duke Energy COVID-19 Updates/Customer Assistance

Duke Energy has provided a link to dukeenergyupdates.com for customers needing assistance during COVID-19 and now allows for extended payment arrangements to be set up online for residential customers facing economic hardship. Customers simply select an option that best suits their needs and enter their Duke Energy account number or telephone number to begin the process. Customers with more complex needs can speak with a customer care representative at 800-544-6900 Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Below are links to local, State and National health organizations for additional information about this virus:

Hamilton County Public Health

Hamilton County EMA/Homeland Security:


State of Ohio Department of Health:

Call 1-833-427-5634 with COVID-19 Questions


What to Know About COVID-19 Variants

Ohio Public Health Advisory System Website

Responsible Restart Ohio

Ohio Channel YouTube Channel

Center for Disease Control (CDC) :


Johns Hopkins University COVID-19 Map


The Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (MHAS) announced the launch of a new mental health COVID CareLine for Ohioans.

Trained staff will be available to provide emotional assistance to anyone struggling with mental health concerns due to the ongoing stress of the pandemic.

The number to call is 1-800-720-9616. All calls will be confidential.

Guide to Telehealth Services and Seeing a Virtual Nurse

Get Covid-19 Alerts:

Hamilton County Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency has added an option for the public to sign up to receive alerts about COVID-19 (Coronavirus) through the Alert Hamilton County System.