COVID-19 Update

Vaccination for the 1B population will begin January 19th, 2021 with those 80+. 
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Week of January 19, Ohioans age 80 and older will begin to receive the vaccine.

Week of Jan. 25, Ohioans age 75 and older can get vaccinated; those with severe congenital or developmental disorders.

Week of Feb. 1, Ohioans age 70 and older and employees of K-12 schools.

Week of Feb. 8, Ohioans age 65 and older

County Health Departments

Mahoning County

Mahoning County Health Department

Youngstown City Health Department

While we will continue to connect consumers to services and resources that help them stay safe and healthy in their homes and communities, ensuring the health of our consumers and staff is of the utmost importance to DHEO. We are closely monitoring the ever-changing developments of COVID-19.


The State of Ohio is taking measures to prevent the spread of the virus, and we are following the guidance and recommendations of state and health experts to prevent illness.


Currently, programs and services are not being significantly impacted.
Referrals for programs and services can be made 8-5pm Monday through Friday by calling 1-800-686-7367.

To ensure the health and safety of our consumers and staff, DHEO is taking the following preventative actions:

At the directive of the Ohio Department of Aging and Ohio Department of Medicaid we will continue to perform our screening, assessment and case management duties. Most visits will be conducted telephonically and face to face visits will be made on a limited case by case basis.

We have implemented remote work capability for all staff but will continue to have the office open with only limited staff in attendance.

We are asking that visits to the main office by community members be limited and that if there are emergent situations that require an in-person visit to the office, that prior contact be made via phone to schedule a time to meet.

All wellness courses have been cancelled.

Senior Olympics are postponed until participant safety can be ensured.

All speaking engagements have been cancelled.

Direction Home of Eastern Ohio is committed to the health and safety of the aging and disabled community and will continue to monitor the situation to allow for return to normal practice as soon as possible.

Working to Flatten the Curve

Remember that the best thing you can do in the face of COVID-19 is to take precautions to protect yourself, your family, and your community:
  • Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds; dry hands with a clean towel or air dry hands.
  • Use alcohol-based hand sanitizer when soap and water are unavailable.
  • Cover your mouth with a tissue or sleeve when sneezing or coughing.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Avoid contact with people who are sick.
  • Clean “high-touch” surfaces daily. These include counters, tabletops, doorknobs, light switches, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, desks, and tablets.