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Welcome to the ODPS Emergency Management Agency

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Lightning is a leading cause of injury and death from weather-related hazards.

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Stay current on Coronavirus (COVID-19) and other hazards impacting Ohio, using the Ohio Sentry Resource Portal.

You can also visit the Ohio Department of Health’s coronavirus website for the latest information and resources regarding COVID-19 testing, vaccination sites, health orders, and recommendations.


07.02.2021:  URSB Public Meeting Notice

06.24.2021:  COVID-19 Update: Vax-a-Million Winners, Youth Vaccinations, Death Data

06.23.2021:  FEMA Provides $4.7 Million to Premier Health

06.17.2021:  COVID-19 Update: State of Emergency to be Lifted; Vax-A-Million Winners

06.07.2021:  Gov. DeWine issues urgent appeal to COVID-19 providers, Ohioans: ‘The time to act is now’

06.05.2021:  Ohio Reports Fewer than 50 COVID-19 Cases Per 100,000 Residents

06.03.2021:  COVID-19 Update: Vax-A-Million Winners, Status of Vaccinations in Ohio

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Sima Merick, Executive Director

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To provide information about hot topics to emergency managers during this COVID-19 pandemic, Ohio EMA has complied a topic-oriented list of guidance documents, forms, fact sheets, checklists etc., in response to your requests for information (RFIs).

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