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ODPS Ohio Emergency Management Agency COVID-19 Information Portal

Ohio Emergency Management COVID-19 Common Requests for Information From Ohio’s County Emergency Managers

In an attempt to provide as much information about hot topics to emergency managers in Ohio during this COVID-19 pandemic, the Ohio Emergency Management Agency has complied a topic-oriented list of guidance documents, forms, fact sheets, checklists etc.

Responsible Restart Ohio

Disaster Resources

  1. Supplemental Disaster Resources

Battelle Process

  1. Overview of Battelle CCDS Critical Care Decontamination System
  2. Copy of Chain of Custody Form - Blank
  3. Fact Sheet on Battelle Face Masks
  4. Instructions for Healthcare Facilities (Battelle)
  5. Battelle CCDS
  6. FEMA Battelle video

Mass Fatality

  1. Ohio Funeral Directors Association Guidance to Facilitate the Transfer of Deceased Patients
  2. CDC Guidance: Collection and Submission of Postmortem Specimens from Deceased Persons with Known or Suspected COVID-19

PPE Guidance

  1. PPE Guidance for Firefighters and EMS

Quarantine Guidance

  1. Ohio Quarantine Station Support Plan
  2. Mutual Aid Agreement Template
  3. Most Current List of Potential Hotels, ODNR Cabins and Higher Education Facilities
  4. Overview of Quarantine Facility Use Process for County EMAs
  5. COHHIO: Guidelines for Establishing Hotel/Motels as Isolation, Quarantine, Respite or Emergency Shelters
  6. Quarantine Sites GIS map


  1. FAQ for County Directors from Ohio EMA Recovery Branch
  2. FEMA Guidance on the Purchase and Distribution of Food
  3. Funding Streams Available for COVID-19 (Two Reference)
  4. Ohio EMA COVID-19 Recovery Website

Alternative Care Site (ACS) Guidance

  1. ACS Toolkit
  2. Patient Journey | Highlights Resource and Personnel Needs for the typical COVID Patient
  3. Summary of Guidance from ODH Regarding Ambulatory Surgical Facilities
  4. Operational Considerations for ACS
  5. Example 213 RRs/Equipment List for ACS
  6. ACS Needs

Governor's Office and Ohio Department of Health

  1. Major Presidential Disaster Declaration Information for Local Governments
  2. Public Health Orders
  3. COVID-19 Call Center


  1. Ohio Fairs Plan to Re-Open
  2. Fair Contingency Planning