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Ohio's Winter Safety Awareness Week: November 15-21, 2020

Governor Mike DeWine, in a coordinated effort with the Ohio Committee for Severe Weather Awareness, proclaims November 15-21, 2020 as Winter Safety Awareness Week. This weather safety campaign is to encourage Ohioans to take simple steps to help minimize the risks associated with winter weather. Visit www.weathersafety.ohio.gov for additional winter weather safety information.

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.


11.30.2020:   COVID-19 Update: 5,060 Hospitalizations, New Indoor Air Quality Program

11.24.2020:  COVID-19 Update: Governor DeWine Urges Ohioans to Safely Celebrate the Thanksgiving Holiday

11.23.2020:  COVID-19 Update: Record Number of Hospital Admissions

11.19.2020:  Ohio Dept. of Health Order Signed, Encouraging Ohioans to Stay Home

11.19.2020:  COVID-19 Update: Critical Hospitalization Levels, New Childcare Dashboards

11.18.2020:  COVID-19 Update: 21-Day Statewide Curfew

11.12.2020:  COVID-19 Update: New Zip Code, Flu Dashboards; $30 Million to Assist Ohio Health Departments

11.11.2020:  Gov. DeWine Calls on Ohioans to Recommit to Safety Practices, Announces New Mask, Social Distancing Orders

11.11.2020:  Winter Safety Awareness Week is November 15-21

11.9.2020:  COVID-19 Update: Unprecedented Spike in Hospital Admissions

View All COVID-19 News Releases


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Houses of Worship: Targeted Disruption Tabletop Exercise Toolkit

This free toolkit was developed to better prepare staff, worshipers, first responders, and other partners to plan for and respond to active aggressor incidents.

corona virus info

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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Ohios Guide To Emergency Management

Ohio's Guide to Emergency Management

NEMA 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. 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.