The COVID-19 pandemic challenged the resilience of health systems globally. In Ethiopia, when the first case was detected on March 13, 2020, panic among the public was palpable. The fear was not limited to the general public—but also created panic among health workers. At the beginning of the pandemic, there was concern among public health officials that essential health services would be affected. That concern was legitimate. Health service utilization, particularly maternal and child health services declined from April to May 2020 across various regions in Ethiopia.