Covid-19 Information

Restaurants

Our community restaurants have some creative ideas to continue serving us safely during COVID and the cooler temperatures. Here are the ways you can continue to patronize them.

Restaurant

Phone

Winter Guidelines

Toast and Berry

513-791-1900

Dine-in service, curbside pickup & delivery with DoorDash. Heated patio

T&B Grill

513-791-1900

Curbside pickup at Toast & Berry or delivery with DoorDash

deSha’s

513-247-9933

Heated patios for outdoor dining; curbside pickup; delivery for large catering orders; special menus for Thanksgiving carry out and dining in.

Forno Osteria

513-231-5555

Heated outdoor dining; curbside pickup

March First Brewing

513-718-9173

Private area remains open for public; 3 firepits on patio

Soup-er Delivery

513-910-5526

See Facebook for soups and details on ordering

Carlo & Johnny

513-936-8600

Covered & heated patio for outdoor dining. New delivery service

Stone Creek Dining Co.

513-489-1444

Heated patio with extended seating options.

Artemis Mediterranean Bistro

513-802-5500

Contactless menu

Mio’s Blue Ash

513-984-6467

Dining room has been re-arranged; daily and weekly sanitizing

Montgomery Inn

513-791-3482

Reservations for dine-in requested. Curbside pick up and delivery continue.

Buckabee Brownies

513-815-6641

New touchless ordering in store. Curbside pick up and delivery continue.

Holzman Meats

513-489-1411

Mon-Sat 9-4. Curbside pick up only

Silver Spring House

513-489-7044

Heated outside dining available.

Jett’s Pizza Montgomery

513-793-4488

Delivery and pick up continue

Brooklyn Pizza & Pasta

513-791-0900

Dine-in, delivery, and curbside pick up

Panera – Reed Hartman Hwy.

513-793-1323

Daily 7-8, delivery 7:30-3

Mei Japanese Restaurant

513-891-6880

Dine in, patio seating, curbside pick up

Salt Your Greens

kate@saltyourgreens.com

Home meal delivery service

Slatt’s Pub

513-791-2223

Call for reservations. Heated patio

Skip’s Bagel Deli

513-677-3354

Take out and delivery

Blue Ash Chili

513-984-6107

Mon-Sat 10-8:30

Sammy’s Craft Burgers & Beers

513-745-9484

Dine in, carry out & food truck

Fretboard Brewing

513-914-6477

Online ordering & shipping to all of OH.

Aglemesis Brothers

513-791-7082

Pick up and carry out available

The Original Pancake House

513-745-0555

Dine in, curbside pick up & delivery

The Pacific Kitchen

513-898-1833

Dine in, curbside pick up & delivery

Dunkin’

513-246-2036

Drive thru

Sukhothai Thai Cuisine

513-978-0281

Reservations requested

Haute Chocolate

513-793-9999

Curbside pickup, online & orders shipping of all products

Tandoor India

513-793-7484

Dine in & take out

Kanak India

513-793-6800

Dine in, carryout & delivery

Bones Burgers

513-407-2939

Carry out

MPH Brewing

513-873-2846

Indoor dining & heated patio

Vinaigrette Salad Kitchen

513-725-0280

Dine in, curbside pick up & delivery

Fond: Lunch & Deli

513-407-6475

Dine in & carry out

Napa Kitchen + Bar

513-745-9568

Dine in, curbside pick up & delivery

Through the Garden

513-791-2199

Dine in, curbside pick up & delivery

Eddie Merlot’s

513-489-1212

Dine in & carry out

Z Place for Wine & Cheese

513-793-9463

Dine in, carry out & delivery

COVID-19 Vaccine Myths vs. Facts

Myth: COVID-19 vaccines aren’t safe.

FACT: COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective.

Safety is a top priority of the U.S. vaccine safety development and approval process. The development process for COVID-19 vaccines involved several steps comparable with those used to develop other vaccines such as the flu or measles vaccine, which have successfully protected millions of Ohioans for decades. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), as well as independent medical experts, have ensured that every detail of COVID-19 vaccines is thoroughly and rigorously evaluated. Evidence shows that COVID-19 vaccines are safe and work to prevent COVID-19. Of the first two vaccines to apply to the FDA for emergency use authorization, the Pfizer BioNTech vaccine was 95% effective, and the Moderna vaccine was 94% effective in phase 3 clinical trials with more than 70,000 participants between the two studies. Although the COVID-19 vaccines themselves have been developed recently, the technology used in mRNA vaccines, like those developed by Pfizer BioNTech and Moderna, has been studied for decades.

Myth: COVID-19 vaccines were rushed and developed too quickly.

FACT: COVID-19 vaccine development and clinical trials were thorough and thanks to a strategic scientific effort to streamline processes, could be developed more efficiently.

There have been no shortcuts in the vaccine development process. The process has been quicker as a result of strategic efforts to run concurrent trial phases, as well as a commitment to help condense timelines and reduce or eliminate months-long waiting periods during which documents would be prepared or be waiting for review. In addition, during the process of vaccine development, the CEOs of AstraZeneca, BioNTech, GlaxoSmithKline, Johnson & Johnson, Merck, Moderna, Novavax, Pfizer, and Sanofi made a historic pledge to the world, outlining a united commitment to uphold the integrity of the scientific process as they work toward potential regulatory filings and approvals of the first COVID-19 vaccines. Messenger RNA (mRNA), used by the first two vaccines to apply for FDA emergency use authorization (Pfizer BioNTech and Moderna), while new, is not unknown. Researchers have been studying mRNA for decades, and early-stage clinical trials using mRNA vaccines have been carried out for influenza, Zika, rabies, and cytomegalovirus (CMV). Recent technological advancements in RNA biology and chemistry, as well as delivery systems, have allowed these COVID-19 vaccines using mRNA to be developed as safe and effective vaccines.

Myth: COVID-19 vaccines will be mandatory for every Ohioan.

FACT: Ohio will not make COVID-19 vaccination mandatory.

The state of Ohio will not require anyone to get the COVID-19 vaccine. The vaccine will be available to all Ohioans who choose to receive it, as available supply of the vaccine increases.

Myth: You can get COVID-19 from COVID-19 vaccines.

Fact: COVID-19 vaccines will not give you COVID-19.

None of the COVID-19 vaccines currently in development in the United States use the live virus that causes COVID-19. The Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna vaccines are messenger ribonucleic acid, or mRNA, vaccines. (See below for further explanation.) The goal for COVID-19 vaccines is to teach our immune systems how to recognize and fight the virus that causes COVID-19. Sometimes this process can cause side effects, such as fatigue, headache, soreness or redness at the injection site, and muscle or joint pain. These symptoms are normal and are a sign that the body is building immunity. It typically takes a few weeks for the body to build immunity after vaccination, and some vaccines require two doses. That means it is possible that a person could be infected with the virus that causes COVID-19 just before, or just after, getting the vaccination and become sick, since it takes the vaccine time to provide protection. Learn more about how COVID-19 vaccines work.

Myth: Vaccines that use mRNA will alter my DNA or genetic makeup.

FACT: Receiving an mRNA vaccine will not alter your DNA.

Messenger ribonucleic acid, or mRNA, is not able to alter or modify a person’s genetic makeup (DNA). The mRNA from a COVID-19 vaccine never enters the nucleus of the cell, which is where your DNA is kept, and therefore does not affect or interact with your DNA in any way. The mRNA from COVID-19 vaccines can most easily be described as a set of instructions for your body on how to make a harmless piece of “spike protein” to allow our immune systems to recognize that this protein doesn’t belong there and begin building an immune response and making antibodies. Essentially, COVID-19 vaccines that use mRNA work with the body’s natural defenses to safely develop immunity to the virus, giving your cells a blueprint of how to make antibodies. Learn more about how COVID-19 mRNA vaccines work.

Myth: If I have recovered from COVID-19, I don’t need to get the COVID-19 vaccine.

FACT: People who have recovered from COVID-19 may still benefit from getting vaccinated.

At this time, experts do not know how long someone is protected from getting sick again after recovering from COVID-19. Due to the severe health risks associated with COVID-19, and because re-infection with COVID-19 is possible, people may be advised to get a COVID-19 vaccine even if they have been sick with COVID-19 before. The immunity someone gains from having an infection, called natural immunity, varies from person to person. Both natural immunity and vaccine-induced immunity are important aspects of COVID19 that experts are trying to learn more about, and the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will keep the public informed as new evidence becomes available.

Myth: COVID-19 isn’t very serious, so I don’t need to get the vaccine.

FACT: The severity of COVID-19 symptoms varies widely, and getting vaccinated can help prevent infection with COVID-19.

While many people with COVID-19 have only a mild illness, others may get a severe illness or die. There is no way to know how COVID-19 will affect you, even if you are not at increased risk of severe complications. Also, if you get COVID-19, you may spread the disease to friends, family, and others around you while you are sick. COVID-19 vaccination helps protect you by allowing your body to create an antibody response without having to experience sickness. Learn more about how COVID-19 vaccines work.

Myth: You will get a positive COVID-19 viral test if you receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

FACT: COVID-19 vaccines will not cause you to test positive on COVID-19 viral tests.

Vaccines currently in clinical trials in the United States won’t cause you to test positive on viral tests, which are used to see if you have a current infection. If your body develops an immune response, which is the goal of vaccination, there is a possibility you may test positive on some antibody tests. Antibody tests indicate you had a previous infection and that you may have some level of protection against the virus. Experts are currently looking at how COVID-19 vaccination may affect antibody testing results.

Myth: Other vaccines, like the flu shot, will prevent COVID-19.

FACT: Only vaccines designed specifically to prevent COVID-19 will protect you from COVID-19.

Other vaccines, such as those for flu, measles, or other diseases, will not protect you from COVID-19. Only the vaccines designed specifically to protect you from COVID-19, once approved for use by the FDA, can prevent it. While a flu vaccine will not prevent you from getting COVID-19, it can prevent you from getting influenza (flu) at the same time as COVID-19.

Myth: There will not be enough vaccines for everyone.

FACT: As production of vaccine continues to grow, every Ohioan who chooses to do so will be able to receive a vaccine to prevent COVID-19.

Initially, when the FDA first authorizes the use of specific COVID-19 vaccines in the United States, there will be a limited number of doses available. Ohio is committed to making the vaccine widely available, for those who want to receive it, as quickly as possible when shipments arrive in Ohio. In time, as vaccine production ramps up and large quantities are available, every Ohioan who chooses to do so will be able to get vaccinated.

Myth: COVID-19 vaccines will implant tracking microchips in people.

FACT: Vaccine injections do not contain tracking microchips.

No vaccine injections or nasal sprays – including the shots for COVID-19 – contain microchips, nanochips, RFID trackers, or devices that would track or control your body in any way. Much like the way any shipment or delivery is tracked, shipments of vaccine doses will be monitored as they are shipped and administered across the country. However, the notion that these shots will contain tracking devices implanted into Ohioans is false.

Myth: COVID-19 vaccines cause infertility or other serious medical problems.

FACT: No serious safety concerns have been observed for the COVID-19 vaccines that have applied for emergency use authorization.

In the Pfizer BioNTech phase 3 clinical trial of more than 43,000 individuals, and the Moderna Phase 3 clinical trial with 30,000 participants, no serious safety concerns were observed. The most common side effects were fatigue, headache, soreness or redness at the injection site, and muscle or joint pain. Side effects like these, while unpleasant, are a sign that your body is responding properly to create immunity from the virus that causes COVID-19.

Myth: Vaccines cause autism.

FACT: Vaccines do not cause autism.

Time after time, studies conducted across the globe continue to show that there is no connection between autism and vaccines.

How do I know which sources of COVID-19 vaccine information are accurate?

It can be difficult to know which sources of information you can trust. The internet, unfortunately, can be filled with dangerous misinformation about COVID-19 vaccines. The best thing you can do is educate yourself about the vaccines with trustworthy information.

Learn more about finding credible vaccine information in this article from the CDC at https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/vac-gen/evalwebs.htm.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), University of Maryland Medical System.

Created Dec. 9, 2020

For additional information, visit https://coronavirus.ohio.gov/.  For answers to your COVID-19 questions, call 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634).