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ODPS Ohio Emergency Management Agency COVID-19 Releases


    COVID-19 News

08.28.2020:  September is NPM - Disasters Don't Wait. Make Your Plan Today.

08.25.2020:  COVID-19 Update: Sports Order Variance Process, Entertainment Venue Order

08.20.2020:   COVID-19 Update: Reopening of Adult Day Care/Senior Centers, New Testing Initiative, BWC Dividend and Mask Distribution, PPE for Boards of Election

08.18.2020:   COVID-19 Update: Sports Health Order, Georgetown Veterans Home, Ohio Governor's Imagination Library, Women's Suffrage Centennial

08.13.2020:   COVID-19 Update: Improving Minority Health, Updated County Risk Levels

08.11.2020:   COVID-19 Update: Return to School, Increase in Cases in Younger Populations

08.07.2020:  COVID-19 Update: School Broadband Connectivity

08.04.2020:   COVID-19 Update: Masks in Schools, Rapid Testing, Community Spread and Spread from Faith-Based Settings, Dr. Amy Acton

07.30.2020:   Health Order Signed Limiting County Fairs to Junior Fair Activities

07.30.2020:   COVID-19 Update: Liquor Sale and On-Premises Consumption Limits, Mass Gathering Order, Updated Risk Levels

07.28.2020:   COVID-19 Update: Child Care Ratios to be Lifted, Additional Restrictions Announced for Local Fairs

07.23.2020:   COVID-19 Update: Eight Counties Increase to Red Alert Level Three, Importance of Self-Quarantines, Broadband Expansion

07.23.2020:   Statewide Facial Covering Order Signed

07.22.2020:   Governor DeWine Issues Statewide Mask Order, Travel Warning

07.16.2020:   COVID-19 Update - 19 Red Alert Level 3 Counties, Executive Order, PPE Manufacturing Grants

07.15.2020:   Gov. DeWine Implores Ohioans to Unite to Prevent Spread of COVID-19

07.09.2020:   COVID-19 Update - New Risk Levels, Higher Education Guidance, Funding for Schools, Homelessness Grant, IMAP Launch, SharedWork Program, Plasma Donation

07.08.2020:   Director's Orders Signed for Facial Coverings

07.07.2020:   COVID-19 Update - Face Coverings To Be Required in High-Risk Counties

07.07.2020:   Lt. Gov. Husted Announces Short-Term "Return to Play" Guidelines for Sports, Launches Campaign to Engage Young Ohioans

07.02.2020:   COVID-19 Update - School Guidelines, Public Health Advisory System

06.29.2020:   COVID-19 Update - Increases in Hospitalizations and Positivity Rate, Counties of Concern, Nursing Home Visitation, Order Extension

06.25.2020:   COVID-19 Update: Increase in Positive Cases, 2-1-1

06.23.2020:   COVID-19 Update: Public Awareness Campaigns, Fireworks, Criminal Justice Grants

06.16.2020:   COVID-19 UPDATE: Basic Reproduction Number, Pop-Up Sites, Multi-System Youth Grant

06.12.2020:   COVID-19 UPDATE: Testing Expansion, R0 in Ohio, Place of Worship Best Practices, New Role for Dr. Acton, ODJFS Employment/Training Grant

06.09.2020:   UPDATE: Mass Protest Standard, Office of Law Enforcement Recruitment, PPE Update, GOJO Expansion

06.05.2020:   UPDATE: Additional Reopening Dates, Order Signed, Ohio National Guard

06.02.2020:   UPDATE: Disparity, K-12 Reopening, Medical Procedures, Funding Opportunities for Businesses

05.28.2020:   COVID-19 Update: Testing, Assisted Living Visitation, Premium Deferrals, Fairs

05.26.2020:   COVID-19 Update: Congregate Care Unified Response Teams

05.22.2020:   Governor Announces New Health Orders Signed May 22

05.21.2020:   COVID-19 Update - Efforts to Improve Minority Health, New Sector Openings

05.20.2020:   Governor Announces New Health Orders Signed

05.19.2020:   COVID-19 Update: Ohioans Protecting Ohioans Urgent Health Advisory

05.18.2020:   COVID-19 Update: Safety Checks, Twin Valley Update, Veterans Home Update

05.14.2020:   COVID-19 Update: New Responsible RestartOhio Opening Dates

05.13.2020:   Ohio Receives Remdesivir to be Distributed Statewide

05.12.2020:   COVID-19 Update: Pandemic EBT, Additional Services to Reopen, Staying Connected

05.07.2020:   COVID-19 Update: Reopening of Restaurants, Bars, and Personal Care Services

05.05.2020:   COVID-19 Update: State Budget Impact

05.04.2020:   COVID-19 Update: Testing Priority, Ohio BMVs

05.01.2020:   Governor DeWine Announces ‘Stay Safe Ohio’ Order

04.30.2020:   COVID-19 Update: Prison PPE, ODRC Update

04.29.2020:   PPE Delivery, Employee Face-Covering Exceptions, Criminal Justice Grants, Class of 2020 Graduation

04.28.2020:   Face Coverings, Advisory Groups on Restaurants, Barbershops & Salons

04.27.2020:   Gov. DeWine Announces Details of Ohio's Responsible RestartOhio Plan

04.24.2020:   COVID-19 Update: Reagent and Testing Swabs, Contact Tracing, Foster Care

04.23.2020:   COVID-19 Update - How Environmental Changes Impact Health Risk

04.22.2020:   COVID-19 Update: Elective Surgery Order, Mental Health CareLine

04.21.2020:   COVID-19 Update: FDA Reagent Approval, Testing Strike Team, Fair Wavier, JobsOhio Banking Partnership, Dividend Checks

04.20.2020:   K-12 Schools to Remain Closed, Minority Health Strike Force, Data Collection, Private Lab Testing

04.17.2020:  COVID-19 Update: Recovery Phase, Inmate Testing

04.16.2020:   COVID-19 Update: Governor DeWine Discussed State's Plan for Reopening Businesses, Regional Coalition Formed

04.15.2020:   COVID-19 Update: Deferred Elective Procedures, CARES Act Payments, 1099 Unemployment Claims, First Responder PPE, Testing Partnership, Prison Update, Census 2020

04.13.2020:   COVID-19 Update: Nursing Home Order, Liquor Sales, TANF Funding, Rapid Testing, Prison Update

04.10.2020:   COVID-19 Update: Eased Medicaid Restrictions, N95 Sterilization, Distillery-Made Hand Sanitizer, Food Trucks at Rest Areas, New Data Reporting

04.09.2020:   COVID-19 Update: PPE Manufacturing, Convalescent Plasma

04.08.2020:   COVID-19 Update: Continue Staying Home, Correction Officer Death, PPE Sterilization, Child Abuse Reports, Proposed $1.6 Billion Dividend for Employers

04.07.2020:   COVID-19 Update: Liquor Sales, Office of Small Business Relief, Ohio Prisons, SNAP Payments

04.06.2020:   Sites Selected for Enhanced Hospital Capacity; ONG to Assist Federal Prison; Dispute Resolution Commission Now Active

04.04.2020:   Ohioans Encouraged to Wear Cloth Masks in Public; Governor Signs Telehealth EO; New WiFi Hotspot Locator

04.03.2020:   COVID-19 Update: Testing Supplies; PPE Sanitizing; Inmate Release Recommendation; Remote Learning Guide

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

03.30.2020:   Ohio EMA Warns about Scam Phone Calls

03.29.2020:   Governor, Lt. Governor Thank FDA for Approval of Use of Battelle Technology

03.29.2020:   Gov. DeWine, Lt. Gov. Husted express disappointment in FDA's decision to limit use of Battelle Technology

03.28.2020:   Gov. DeWine makes plea to FDA; Releases list of needed PPE

03.27.2020:   Gov. DeWine signs House Bill 197

03.26.2020:   Gov. DeWine, Pres. Obhof, Speaker Householder Announce Postponement of State of the State Address

03.26.2020:   Personal Protective Equipment Needed; New COVID-19 Data Dashboard Unveiled

03.25.2020:   Gov. DeWine's Statement on House Bill 197

03.23.2020:   Gov. DeWine Orders Hiring Freeze for State Agencies, Boards and Commissions

03.22.2020:   Ohio Issues “Stay at Home” Order; New Restrictions Placed on Child Daycares

03.21.2020:   Adult Day Services to Close; BWC Payments Deferred; Trucking Waivers Issued

03.21.2020:   Governor, Lt. Governor Statements Honoring State Rep. Dan Manning

03.20.2020:   Ohio Records First COVID-19 Death; Senior Centers, Adult Day Cares to Close

03.19.2020:   SBA Applications Being Accepted for Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program; DeWine Signs Order Expanding Telehealth Services for Medicaid Recipients

03.19.2020:  (SBA NR) SBA Offers Disaster Assistance to Ohio Small Businesses Economically Impacted by COVID-19

03.19.2020:  (SBA in Spanish) La SBA Ofrece asistencia en caso de desastre a las pequenas empresas de Ohio afectadas economicamente por el COVID-19

03.17.2020:   Joint Statement from Gov. DeWine and Secretary LaRose (7:31 pm)

Elective Surgeries Postponed in Ohio Hospitals (7:09 pm)

Ohio Dept. of Health issues order on closure of polling locations (11 pm)

Statement from Ohio Governor Mike DeWine on the March 17 Election (10:09 pm)

Joint Statement from Gov. DeWine and Secretary LaRose on Ohio Primary (9:04 pm)

EMAO News Release: State Orders Bars, Restaurants Closed during Outbreak

03.15.2020:   Gov. News Release: Business, Community Leaders Praise Efforts to Slow Spread of COVID-19

03.15.2020:   Gov. DeWine Orders Ohio Bars & Restaurants to Close

03.14.2020:   Gov. DeWine Provides COVID-19 Update

03.12.2020:   Ohio Bans Mass Gatherings of 100 or More

03.12.2020:   Gov. DeWine Announces School Closures

03.11.2020:   Gov. DeWine Announces Fourth Confirmed COVID-19 Case; Limits Access to Nursing Homes, Assisted Living Facilities

03.10.2020:   Gov. DeWine Recommends Limiting Large Indoor Gatherings

03.09.2020:   Gov. DeWine Signs Emergency Order Regarding Coronavirus Response