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Welcome to the ODPS Emergency Management Agency

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Stay current on the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and other Ohio hazards


Resolve To Be Ready In 2020


Stay current on the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and other Ohio hazards, using the ESF-5 (Emergency Support Function #5 – Information and Planning) Resource Portal.

Also, visit the Ohio Department of Health's coronavirus.ohio.gov, the State of Ohio's source for updated, accurate information to help you prepared for and protect against COVID-19.


Critical Information / 2019 Novel Coronavirus (Ohio Department of Health)

04.02.2020:   Ohio Stay at Home Order Extended Through May 1

04.01.2020:   COVID-19 Update: PPE Manufacturing, Testing Order, Click   Connect, Foreclosure Prevention

03.31.2020:   Ohio Dept. of Health Receives All Allocated PPE from Strategic National Stockpile

03.31.2020:   Ohio Takes Inventory of Ventilators; Issues Emergency Connection Order; Extends Telework Order

03.30.2020:   Gov. DeWine Extends School Closure Order

View All COVID-19 News Releases


Sima Merick, Executive Director

EMA Timeline Video

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Houses of Worship: Targeted Disruption Tabletop Exercise Toolkit

This new toolkit was developed to provide a free product for houses of worship to better prepare staff, worshipers, first responders and other partners to plan for, and respond to, active aggressor incidents.

Safe Room Rebate Program Accepting Applications

Ohio homeowners may apply to receive reimbursement for the purchase and construction/installation of a tornado safe room inside or outside their homes. The application period for the Ohio Safe Room Rebate Program will be received by Ohio EMA through April 6.


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Volunteer for the Medical Reserve Corps. Local health, safety and preparedness begins with you.

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Ohios Guide To Emergency Management

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Emergency Contact Information
Next of Kin

Add emergency contact information to your driving record in the event of an emergency situation. You can also allow your emergency contact person(s) to share your medical information with professionals providing emergency medical treatment if you are unable to communicate.