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JobsOhio Update and Economic Impact Memo from JP Nauseef | July 10, 2020

JobsOhio Update and Economic Impact Memo from JP Nauseef | July 10, 2020

On Sunday July 5th, we celebrated the ninth anniversary of JobsOhio, established on July 5, 2011. Over the past nine years, JobsOhio, working with many partners, completed over 2,500 projects that resulted in more than 198,000 jobs created, $56 billion in capital investment and $9.3 billion in new payroll. We also saw Ohio rise in national, independent rankings of best states for business, quality of life and affordability.

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Governor's Office COVID-19 Update | July 9, 2020

Governor's Office COVID-19 Update | July 9, 2020

Below are the updates from the July 9, 2020 press conference with Governor DeWine and Lt. Governor Husted. The next press conference is currently scheduled for Tuesday, July 14th.

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COVID-19 Update: Health Order Signed July 8, 2020

COVID-19 Update: Health Order Signed July 8, 2020

(COLUMBUS, Ohio)—Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced that the following order has been signed by Ohio Department of Health Interim Director Lance Himes:

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Governor's Office COVID-19 Update | July 7, 2020

Governor's Office COVID-19 Update | July 7, 2020

Below are the updates from the July 7, 2020 press conference with Governor DeWine and Lt. Governor Husted. The next press conference is currently scheduled for Thursday, July 9th.

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Ohio Department of Health Issues Warning About Methanol-based Hand Sanitizers

Ohio Department of Health Issues Warning About Methanol-based Hand Sanitizers

COLUMBUS – The Ohio Department of Health is warning consumers about the presence of hand sanitizers that contain unlisted methanol as an ingredient. Methanol is a toxic alcohol that can cause poisoning when absorbed through the skin and blindness or death when swallowed.

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COVID-19 Update: Face Coverings to be Required in High-Risk Counties

COVID-19 Update: Face Coverings to be Required in High-Risk Counties

(COLUMBUS, Ohio - July 7, 2020)— Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced today that effective on Wednesday, July 8, 2020, at 6:00 p.m., a new Ohio Department of Health order will mandate face coverings in public in all counties that are designated as a Red Alert Level 3 Public Health Emergency or a Purple Alert Level 4 Public Health Emergency.

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Governor's Office COVID-19 Update | July 2, 2020

Governor's Office COVID-19 Update | July 2, 2020

Below are the updates from the July 2, 2020 press conference with Governor DeWine and Lt. Governor Husted. The next press conference is currently scheduled for Tuesday, July 7th.

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Governor's Office COVID-19 Update | June 29, 2020

Governor's Office COVID-19 Update | June 29, 2020

Below are the updates from the June 29, 2020 press conference with Governor DeWine and Lt. Governor Husted. The next press conference is currently scheduled for Thursday, July 2nd.

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JobsOhio Update and Economic Impact Memo from JP Nauseef | June 26, 2020

JobsOhio Update and Economic Impact Memo from JP Nauseef | June 26, 2020

Every year, Chief Executive surveys CEOs around the U.S. to determine their annual list of “Best & Worst States for Business.” This year, Ohio is again a top 10 best state for business. Chief Executive recognizes that Ohio is home to 20 Fortune 500 companies and has demonstrated its value through continuous groundbreakings and expansions. Testimonials from c-suite executives also cite JobsOhio as a valuable partner for providing support and resources that helped companies take their next big leap.

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Governor's Office COVID-19 Update | June 25, 2020

Governor's Office COVID-19 Update | June 25, 2020

Below are the updates from the June 25, 2020 press conference with Governor DeWine. The next press conference is currently scheduled for Tuesday, June 30th.

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

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

(COLUMBUS, Ohio - June 25, 2020)—Ohio Governor Mike DeWine today provided the following updates on Ohio's response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Governor's Office COVID-19 Update | June 23, 2020

Governor's Office COVID-19 Update | June 23, 2020

Below are the updates from the June 23, 2020 press conference with Governor DeWine and Lt. Governor Husted. The next press conference is currently scheduled for Thursday, June 25th.

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

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

(COLUMBUS, Ohio - June 23, 2020)—Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Lt. Governor Jon Husted today provided the following updates on Ohio's response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Ohio No Cost Pop-Up Coronavirus Testing Sites as of June 22, 2020

Ohio No Cost Pop-Up Coronavirus Testing Sites as of June 22, 2020

Attached is a current list of pop-up, NO COST Coronavirus Testing Sites. You do not need an appointment and don't need to live in the county were the test will be given. No one will be turned away.

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JobsOhio Update and Economic Impact Memo from JP Nauseef | June 19, 2020

JobsOhio Update and Economic Impact Memo from JP Nauseef | June 19, 2020

One of JobsOhio’s key strategic priorities that I’ve discussed over the past several weeks is making Ohio the best state for veterans, active military members and their families. This week, Governor Mike DeWine signed House Bills 16 and 287 into law, which will bring Ohio one step closer to achieving this goal.

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Governor's Office COVID-19 Update | June 18, 2020

Governor's Office COVID-19 Update | June 18, 2020

Below are the updates from the June 18, 2020 press conference with Governor DeWine and Lt. Governor Husted. The next press conference is currently scheduled for Tuesday, June 23rd.

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Governor's Office COVID-19 Update | June 16, 2020

Governor's Office COVID-19 Update | June 16, 2020

Below are the updates from the June 16, 2020 press conference with Governor DeWine and Lt. Governor Husted. Governor DeWine will hold a press conference today (6/17) at 2:00 PM on law enforcement reforms, and the next COVID-related press conference will be on Thursday (6/18).

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OCR Issues Guidance on How Health Care Providers Can Contact Former COVID-19 Patients About Blood and Plasma Donation Opportunities

OCR Issues Guidance on How Health Care Providers Can Contact Former COVID-19 Patients About Blood and Plasma Donation Opportunities

(June 12, 2020) Today, the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at the U.S Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued guidance on how the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) Privacy Rule permits covered health care providers to contact their patients who have recovered from COVID-19 to inform them about how they can donate their blood and plasma containing antibodies to help other patients with COVID-19.

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JobsOhio Update and Economic Impact Memo from JP Nauseef | June 12, 2020

JobsOhio Update and Economic Impact Memo from JP Nauseef | June 12, 2020

This week, Ohio’s arts and entertainment venues reopened to the public. The continued re-opening of businesses with the support of leaders like you is building momentum as Ohio emerges from the economic impact of COVID. The road back will be a long one, but these wins and other success stories are worth celebrating.

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Governor's Office COVID-19 Update | June 11, 2020

Governor's Office COVID-19 Update | June 11, 2020

Below are the updates from the June 11, 2020 press conference with Governor DeWine, Lt. Governor Husted, and Dr. Acton. The next press conference is currently scheduled for Tuesday, June 16th.

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

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

(COLUMBUS, Ohio - June 10, 2020)— Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, Lt. Governor Jon Husted, and Dr. Amy Acton, MD, MPH, today provided the following updates on Ohio's response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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

Governor's Office COVID-19 Update | June 9, 2020

Governor's Office COVID-19 Update | June 9, 2020

Below are the updates from Governor DeWine’s June 9, 2020 press conference. The next press conference is currently scheduled for Thursday (6/11).

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COVID-19 Update : Mass Protest Standard,  Office of Law Enforcement Recruitment,  PPE Update, GOJO Expansion

COVID-19 Update : Mass Protest Standard, Office of Law Enforcement Recruitment, PPE Update, GOJO Expansion

(COLUMBUS, Ohio - June 9, 2020)— Ohio Governor Mike DeWine today provided the following updates in regard to law enforcement reform and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

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Governor's Office COVID-19 Update | June 5, 2020

Governor's Office COVID-19 Update | June 5, 2020

Below are the updates from the Friday, June 5, 2020 press conference with Governor DeWine, Lt. Governor Husted, and Dr. Acton. The next press conference is currently scheduled for Tuesday, June 9th.

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COVID-19 Update : Additional Reopening Dates, Order Signed, Ohio National Guard

COVID-19 Update : Additional Reopening Dates, Order Signed, Ohio National Guard

(COLUMBUS, Ohio - June 5, 2020)— Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, Lt. Governor Jon Husted, and Dr. Amy Acton, MD, MPH, today provided the following updates.

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JobsOhio Update and Economic Impact Memo from JP Nauseef | June 5, 2020

JobsOhio Update and Economic Impact Memo from JP Nauseef | June 5, 2020

We continue to monitor the events of the past several days and it certainly has put a lot into perspective. Combined with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, JobsOhio remains flexible and dedicated to finding ways to keep Ohio companies and communities prepared for the future.

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Governor Announces Orders To Reopen Certain Facilities

Governor Announces Orders To Reopen Certain Facilities

(COLUMBUS, Ohio - June 4, 2020)—Ohio Governor Mike DeWine today announced the reopening of certain facilities including certain entertainment facilities with health and safety restrictions.

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Governor's Office COVID-19 Update | June 2, 2020

Governor's Office COVID-19 Update | June 2, 2020

Below are the updates from the June 2, 2020 press conference with Governor DeWine and Lt. Governor Husted. The next press conference is currently scheduled for Thursday, June 4th.

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COVID-19 Update: Disparity, K-12 Reopening, Medical Procedures, Funding Opportunities for Businesses

COVID-19 Update: Disparity, K-12 Reopening, Medical Procedures, Funding Opportunities for Businesses

(COLUMBUS, Ohio - June 2, 2020)— Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, Lt. Governor Jon Husted, and Dr. Amy Acton, MD, MPH, today provided the following updates.

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JobsOhio Update and Economic Impact Memo from JP Nauseef | May 29, 2020

JobsOhio Update and Economic Impact Memo from JP Nauseef | May 29, 2020

At our last board meeting in March, Governor Mike DeWine urged JobsOhio to take action to support Ohio’s businesses in the then-impending crisis, while preparing to help the state emerge stronger. JobsOhio has remained committed to supporting Ohio at its time of greatest need.

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Governor's Office COVID-19 Update | May 28, 2020

Governor's Office COVID-19 Update | May 28, 2020

Below are the updates from the May 28, 2020 press conference with Governor DeWine and Lt. Governor Husted. The next press conference is currently scheduled for Tuesday, June 2nd.

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

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

(COLUMBUS, Ohio - May 28, 2020)— Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Lt. Governor Jon Husted today provided the following updates on Ohio's response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Governor's Office COVID-19 Update | May 26, 2020

Governor's Office COVID-19 Update | May 26, 2020

Below are the updates from the May 26, 2020 press conference with Governor DeWine and Dr. Acton. There will be no press conference today. The next press conference is currently scheduled for Thursday (5/28).

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COVID-19 Update:  Congregate Care Unified Response Teams

COVID-19 Update: Congregate Care Unified Response Teams

(COLUMBUS, Ohio - May 26, 2020)—Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Dr. Amy Acton, MD, MPH, today provided the following updates on Ohio's response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Governor's Office COVID-19 Update | May 21, 2020

Governor's Office COVID-19 Update | May 21, 2020

Below are the updates from the May 21, 2020 press conference with Governor DeWine, Lt. Governor Husted, and Dr. Acton. The next press conference is currently scheduled for Tuesday, May 26th.

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

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

(COLUMBUS, Ohio - May 21, 2020)—Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, Lt. Governor Jon Husted, and Dr. Amy Acton, MD, MPH, today provided the following updates on Ohio's response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Perry County Eateries, Groceries, Hardwares, and Pharmacies

Perry County Eateries, Groceries, Hardwares, and Pharmacies

This is not a complete list! Please contact the Perry County Ohio Chamber of Commerce at (740) 342-3547 with all additions and/or corrections. Updated 5/21/2020.

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JobsOhio Update and Economic Impact Memo from JP Nauseef | May 21, 2020

JobsOhio Update and Economic Impact Memo from JP Nauseef | May 21, 2020

The pandemic has presented Ohio with numerous challenges, but Ohio has also gained global attention thanks to the DeWine/Husted Administration’s response. That recognition has created a generational, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for Ohio.

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CISA, IRS, USSS, and Treasury Release Joint Alert on Scams Related to Coronavirus Economic Impact Payments

CISA, IRS, USSS, and Treasury Release Joint Alert on Scams Related to Coronavirus Economic Impact Payments

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), U.S. Department of the Treasury, Internal Revenue Service (IRS), and United States Secret Service (USSS) have released a Joint Alert with mitigations to help Americans avoid scams related to coronavirus economic impact payments...

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COVID-19 Update: Health Orders Signed

COVID-19 Update: Health Orders Signed

(COLUMBUS, Ohio - May 20, 2020)—Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced that the following orders have been signed by Ohio Department of Health Director Amy Acton, M.D., MPH:

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Sign up for USDA-CFAP Direct  Support to Begin May 26, 2020

Sign up for USDA-CFAP Direct Support to Begin May 26, 2020

Since the enactment of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act on March 27, 2020 and the announcement of the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) on April 17, 2020, producers in Ohio and across the country have been anxiously awaiting additional details on how the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) will provide financial assistance for losses experienced as a result of lost demand, short-term oversupply and shipping pattern disruptions caused by COVID-19.

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Governor's Office COVID-19 Update | May 19, 2020

Governor's Office COVID-19 Update | May 19, 2020

Below are the updates from the May 19, 2020 press conference with Governor DeWine and Lt. Governor Husted. There will be no press conference today. The next press conference is currently scheduled for Thursday (5/21).

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COVID-19 Update: Ohioans Protecting Ohioans Urgent Health Advisory

COVID-19 Update: Ohioans Protecting Ohioans Urgent Health Advisory

(COLUMBUS, Ohio - May 19, 2020)—Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Lt. Governor Jon Husted today provided the following updates on Ohio's response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Governor's Office COVID-19 Update | May 18, 2020

Governor's Office COVID-19 Update | May 18, 2020

Below are the updates from the May 18, 2020 press conference with Governor DeWine, Lt. Governor Husted, and Dr. Acton. Today’s press conference is scheduled for 2:00 PM. You can watch this on the Ohio Channel, Ohio Public TV (PBS stations), and other Columbus-based outlets.

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

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

(COLUMBUS, Ohio - May 18, 2020)—Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, Lt. Governor Jon Husted, and Dr. Amy Acton, MD, MPH, today provided the following updates on Ohio's response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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JobsOhio Update and Economic Impact Memo from JP Nauseef | May 8, 2020

JobsOhio Update and Economic Impact Memo from JP Nauseef | May 8, 2020

It has been almost a week since the first phase of the DeWine/Husted Administration initiative began to reopen businesses and jumpstart the economy.

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JobsOhio Update and Economic Impact Memo from JP Nauseef | May 15, 2020

JobsOhio Update and Economic Impact Memo from JP Nauseef | May 15, 2020

This week, Ohio’s economy took another step forward with retail and services reopening on Tuesday and barbershops, hair salons and other services as well as outdoor restaurant dining reopening today. We all play a role in a responsible restart – thank you for your leadership and perseverance.

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Governor's Office COVID-19 Update | May 14, 2020

Governor's Office COVID-19 Update | May 14, 2020

Below are the updates from the May 14, 2020 press conference with Governor DeWine, Lt. Governor Husted, and Dr. Acton. There is no press conference currently scheduled for today. The next press conference is currently scheduled for Monday (5/18).

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COVID-19 Update:  New Responsible RestartOhio Opening Dates

COVID-19 Update: New Responsible RestartOhio Opening Dates

(COLUMBUS, Ohio - May 14, 2020)—Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, Lt. Governor Jon Husted, and Dr. Amy Acton, MD, MPH, today provided the following sector opening dates established as part of the Responsible RestartOhio plan.

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Ohio Receives Remdesivir to be Distributed Statewide

Ohio Receives Remdesivir to be Distributed Statewide

The Ohio Department of Health (ODH), and the Ohio Hospital Association (OHA), will work together to distribute remdesivir across Ohio that was received from the federal government on Tuesday, May 12.

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Governor's Office COVID-19 Update | May 12, 2020

Governor's Office COVID-19 Update | May 12, 2020

Below are the updates from the May 12, 2020 press conference with Governor DeWine, Lt. Governor Husted, and Dr. Acton. There is no press conference currently scheduled for today. The normal press conference schedule will resume on Thursday (5/14).

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

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

(COLUMBUS, Ohio - May 12, 2020)—Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, Lt. Governor Jon Husted, and Dr. Amy Acton, MD, MPH, today provided the following COVID-19 updates.

COVID-19 Update: Pandemic EBT, Additional Services to Reopen, Staying Connected - Read More…

Governor's Office COVID-19 Update | May 11, 2020

Governor's Office COVID-19 Update | May 11, 2020

Below are the updates from the May 11, 2020 press conference with Governor DeWine, Lt. Governor Husted, and Dr. Acton. Today’s press conference is scheduled for 2:00 PM. You can watch this on the Ohio Channel, Ohio Public TV (PBS stations), and other Columbus-based outlets.

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Governor's Office COVID-19 Update | May 7, 2020

Governor's Office COVID-19 Update | May 7, 2020

Below are the updates from the May 7, 2020 press conference with Governor DeWine, Lt. Governor Husted, and Dr. Acton. There are no press conferences currently scheduled for today, Saturday, or Sunday. The normal press conference schedule will resume Monday.

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

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

(COLUMBUS, Ohio - May 7, 2020)—Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, Lt. Governor Jon Husted, and Dr. Amy Acton, MD, MPH, today announced the next phase of the Responsible RestartOhio plan as it relates to restaurants, bars, and personal care services.

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Governor's Office COVID-19 Update | May 5, 2020

Governor's Office COVID-19 Update | May 5, 2020

Below are the updates from the May 5, 2020 press conference with Governor DeWine, Lt. Governor Husted, and Dr. Acton. There is currently no press conference scheduled for today (Wednesday). The normal press conference schedule will resume on Thursday.

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OCR Issues Guidance on Covered Health Care Providers and Restrictions on Media Access to Protected Health Information about Individuals in Their Facilities

OCR Issues Guidance on Covered Health Care Providers and Restrictions on Media Access to Protected Health Information about Individuals in Their Facilities

May 5, 2020 - Today, the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at the U.S Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued additional guidance reminding covered health care providers that the HIPAA Privacy Rule does not permit them to give media and film crews access to facilities where patients’ protected health information (PHI) will be accessible without the patients’ prior authorization.

OCR Issues Guidance on Covered Health Care Providers and Restrictions on Media Access to Protected Health Information about Individuals in Their Facilities - Read More…

COVID-19 Update: State Budget Impact

COVID-19 Update: State Budget Impact

(COLUMBUS, Ohio - May 5, 2020)—Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, Lt. Governor Jon Husted, and Dr. Amy Acton, MD, MPH, today provided the following updates on Ohio's response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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JobsOhio Update and Economic Impact Memo from JP Nauseef | May 5, 2020

JobsOhio Update and Economic Impact Memo from JP Nauseef | May 5, 2020

To JobsOhio’s statewide business and community stakeholders: By now, most of the country has come to terms with the sobering realities of the COVID19 pandemic. Ohio’s economy shifted from historically high levels of jobs in February to a dizzying free-fall of job loss and economic vertigo by April. All of this happened in less than a month.

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Governor's Office COVID-19 Update | May 4, 2020

Governor's Office COVID-19 Update | May 4, 2020

Below are the updates from the May 4, 2020 press conference with Governor DeWine, Lt. Governor Husted, and Dr. Acton. Today’s press conference is scheduled for 2:00 PM. You can watch this on the Ohio Channel, Ohio Public TV (PBS stations), and other Columbus-based outlets.

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COVID-19 Update: Testing Priority, Ohio BMVs

COVID-19 Update: Testing Priority, Ohio BMVs

(COLUMBUS, Ohio - May 4, 2020)—Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, Lt. Governor Jon Husted, and Dr. Amy Acton, MD, MPH, today provided the following updates on Ohio's response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Governor's Office COVID-19 Update | May 1, 2020

Governor's Office COVID-19 Update | May 1, 2020

Below are the updates from the May 1, 2020 press conference with Governor DeWine, Lt. Governor Husted, and Dr. Acton. There is currently no press conference scheduled for Saturday or Sunday. I will let you know if that changes.

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Ohio Governor Mike DeWine Week in Review For the week ending May 1, 2020

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine Week in Review For the week ending May 1, 2020

For the week ending May 1, 2020 - Throughout the week, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine was joined by Lt. Governor Jon Husted and Ohio Department of Health Director Amy Acton M.D., MPH, and provided the following updates on Ohio's response to the COVID-19 pandemic

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COVID-19 Update: Advisory Groups on Restaurants, and Personal Services

COVID-19 Update: Advisory Groups on Restaurants, and Personal Services

(COLUMBUS, Ohio - May 1, 2020)—Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, Lt. Governor Jon Husted, and Dr. Amy Acton, MD, MPH, today provided the following updates on Ohio's response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Governor DeWine Announces 'Stay Safe Ohio Order'

Governor DeWine Announces 'Stay Safe Ohio Order'

May 1, 2020 Press Release: Ohio Governor Mike DeWine today announced that the Ohio Department of Health has issued a "Stay Safe Ohio Order."

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Governor's Office COVID-19 Update | April 30, 2020

Governor's Office COVID-19 Update | April 30, 2020

Below are the updates from the April 30, 2020 press conference with Governor DeWine and Dr. Acton. Monday’s press conference is scheduled for 2:00 PM. You can watch this on the Ohio Channel, Ohio Public TV (PBS stations), and other Columbus-based outlets.

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HHS OCR COVID-19 Cyber Threat Resources April 30, 2020

HHS OCR COVID-19 Cyber Threat Resources April 30, 2020

Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights provides COVID-19 Cyber Threat Resources for HIPAA covered entities and business associates.

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COVID-19 Update: Prison PPE, ODRC Update

COVID-19 Update: Prison PPE, ODRC Update

April 30, 2020 Press Release: Governor DeWine announced today that Ohio has provided more than 1.1 million items of personal protective equipment (PPE) to Ohio's state prisons.

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Governor's Office COVID-19 Update | April 29, 2020

Governor's Office COVID-19 Update | April 29, 2020

Below are the updates from the April 29, 2020 press conference with Governor DeWine, Lt. Governor Husted, and Dr. Acton. Today’s press conference is scheduled for 2:00 PM. You can watch this on the Ohio Channel, Ohio Public TV (PBS stations), and other Columbus-based outlets.

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COVID-19 Update: PPE Delivery, Employee Face-Covering Exceptions, Criminal Justice Grants, Class of 2020 Graduation

COVID-19 Update: PPE Delivery, Employee Face-Covering Exceptions, Criminal Justice Grants, Class of 2020 Graduation

April 29, 2020 Press Release: Governor DeWine announced today that the state of Ohio has shipped 4.1 million pieces of personal protective equipment (PPE) to local emergency management agencies (EMA) across Ohio. Although this is not the first shipment of PPE, this is the largest one-time distribution of PPE from the state of Ohio to the local EMAs in Ohio history.

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Governor's Office COVID-19 Update | April 21, 2020

Governor's Office COVID-19 Update | April 21, 2020

Below are the updates from the April 21, 2020 press conference with Governor DeWine and Dr. Acton. Wednesday’s press conference is scheduled for 2:00 PM. You can watch this on the Ohio Channel, Ohio Public TV (PBS stations), and other Columbus-based outlets.

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Governor's Office COVID-19 Update | April 28, 2020

Governor's Office COVID-19 Update | April 28, 2020

Below are the updates from the April 28, 2020 press conference with Governor DeWine, Lt. Governor Husted, and Dr. Acton. Today’s press conference is scheduled for 2:00 PM. You can watch this on the Ohio Channel, Ohio Public TV (PBS stations), and other Columbus-based outlets.

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JobsOhio Update and Economic Impact Memo | April 27, 2020

JobsOhio Update and Economic Impact Memo | April 27, 2020

Today, the DeWine/Husted Administration announced Phase 1 plans for reopening the economy. We would like to take a moment to thank the Governor’s Administration for their leadership and collaboration to reopen businesses and ensure everyone has the ability to enact safe business protocols.

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COVID-19 Update: Face Coverings,  Advisory Groups on Restaurants,  Barbershops, and Salons

COVID-19 Update: Face Coverings, Advisory Groups on Restaurants, Barbershops, and Salons

April 28, 2020 Press Release: Governor DeWine announced today that the state of Ohio will not require that customers entering retail establishments wear face coverings. Wearing face coverings in public is still, however, strongly recommended.

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Governor's Office COVID-19 Update | April 27, 2020

Governor's Office COVID-19 Update | April 27, 2020

Below are the updates from the April 27, 2020 press conference with Governor DeWine, Lt. Governor Husted, and Dr. Acton. Today’s press conference is scheduled for 2:00 PM. You can watch this on the Ohio Channel, Ohio Public TV (PBS stations), and other Columbus-based outlets.

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Governor's Office COVID-19 Update | April 24, 2020

Governor's Office COVID-19 Update | April 24, 2020

Below are the updates from the April 24, 2020 press conference with Governor DeWine and Lt. Governor Husted. There is no press conference currently scheduled for Saturday or Sunday.

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Pre-registering for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) Opens April 24, 2020

Pre-registering for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) Opens April 24, 2020

Starting on Friday, April 24, Ohioans who are unemployed as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic but who don’t qualify for regular unemployment benefits can begin pre-registering for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA), a new federal program that covers many more categories of workers, the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) announced today.

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JobsOhio Update and Economic Impact Memo from JP Nauseef | April 23, 2020

JobsOhio Update and Economic Impact Memo from JP Nauseef | April 23, 2020

As we prepare for the road ahead, we are excited to announce another new program to support Ohio’s small businesses and workforce. JobsOhio, Peoples Bank, and First Federal/Home Savings Bank announced a partnership to support existing small business clients with maintaining operations and payroll during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Governor's Office COVID-19 Update | April 23, 2020

Governor's Office COVID-19 Update | April 23, 2020

Below are the updates from the April 23, 2020 press conference with Governor DeWine and Lt. Governor Husted. If there is a press conference Friday, it will be scheduled for 2:00 PM. You can watch this on the Ohio Channel, Ohio Public TV (PBS stations), and other Columbus-based outlets.

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ODE Graduation Ceremony Statement

ODE Graduation Ceremony Statement

The Ohio Department of Education has been fielding several questions about graduation ceremonies and other end-of-year recognition ceremonies for students. Educators, students and parents are questioning whether they should attempt to hold in-person events of this nature.

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COVID-19 & Pets: What You Need To Know

COVID-19 & Pets: What You Need To Know

If you have furry family members, you probably have a lot of questions about how to keep them safe during this frightening global COVID-19 pandemic. Here are the answers to the most common questions concerning pets and coronavirus.

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Information for Possible Second PPP Funding Opportunity

Information for Possible Second PPP Funding Opportunity

If applicable/of interest to your situation, please look over the attached information from Mike Jacoby about a possible second opportunity to apply for financial assistance through Payroll Protection Program. Most of the banks throughout Perry County are providing assistance to small business owners, non profit organizations including religious organizations, etc. You are encouraged to check with any of them if you have questions/need help!

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Governor's Office COVID-19 Update | April 22, 2020

Governor's Office COVID-19 Update | April 22, 2020

Below are the updates from the April 22, 2020 press conference with Governor DeWine, Lt. Governor Husted, and Dr. Acton. Wednesday’s press conference is scheduled for 2:00 PM. You can watch this on the Ohio Channel, Ohio Public TV (PBS stations), and other Columbus-based outlets.

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COVID-19 Information and Checklist for K-12 Schools

COVID-19 Information and Checklist for K-12 Schools

Governor Mike DeWine has closed all school buildings in Ohio, including preschool programs licensed by the Ohio Department of Education, through the end of the 2019-2020 school year. Schools were originally closed starting at the close of school on March 16 through May 1, however on April 20 Governor DeWine announced that school buildings are now closed through the end of the academic year. Internet- or computer-based schools should continue operations according to their regular calendars.

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IC3 Releases Alert on Extortion Email Scams

IC3 Releases Alert on Extortion Email Scams

The Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) has released an alert warning of a recent increase in extortion email scams. Cyber criminals threaten to release sexually explicit photos or videos of victims unless they agree to send payment.

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COVID-19 Checklist for Visiting State Parks and Other Recreation Areas

COVID-19 Checklist for Visiting State Parks and Other Recreation Areas

Ohio Department of Health Director Amy Acton, M.D., MPH, strongly recommends outdoor activity to stay physically and mentally healthy during the length of the Stay at Home order. Take the following precautions to keep yourself and others safe.

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Governor's Office COVID-19 Update | April 20, 2020

Governor's Office COVID-19 Update | April 20, 2020

Below are the updates from the April 20, 2020 press conference with Governor DeWine and Dr. Acton. Tuesday’s press conference is scheduled for 2:00 PM. You can watch this on the Ohio Channel, Ohio Public TV (PBS stations), and other Columbus-based outlets.

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Governor's Office COVID-19 Update | April 17, 2020

Governor's Office COVID-19 Update | April 17, 2020

Below are the updates from the April 17, 2020 press conference with Governor DeWine, Lt. Governor Husted, and Dr. Acton. There is no press conference currently scheduled for Saturday or Sunday.

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Governor's Office COVID-19 Update | April 16, 2020

Governor's Office COVID-19 Update | April 16, 2020

Below are the updates from the April 16, 2020 press conference with Governor DeWine and Dr. Acton. Friday’s press conference is scheduled for 2:00 PM. You can watch this on the Ohio Channel, Ohio Public TV (PBS stations), and other Columbus-based outlets.

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COVID Stress Hotline

COVID Stress Hotline

Anxious? Isolated? Overwhelmed? Call the COVID Stress Line 24/7 at (740) 432-2377.

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Governor's Office COVID-19 Update | April 15, 2020

Governor's Office COVID-19 Update | April 15, 2020

Below are the updates from the April 15, 2020 press conference with Governor DeWine, Lt. Governor Husted, and Dr. Acton. Thursday’s press conference is scheduled for 2:00 PM. You can watch this on the Ohio Channel, Ohio Public TV (PBS stations), and other Columbus-based outlets.

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Governor's Office COVID-19 Update | April 14, 2020

Governor's Office COVID-19 Update | April 14, 2020

Below are the updates from the April 14, 2020 press conference with Governor DeWine, Lt. Governor Husted, and Dr. Acton. Wednesday’s press conference is scheduled for 2:00 PM. You can watch this on the Ohio Channel, Ohio Public TV (PBS stations), and other Columbus-based outlets.

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Governor's Office COVID-19 Update | April 13, 2020

Governor's Office COVID-19 Update | April 13, 2020

Below are the updates from the April 13, 2020 press conference with Governor DeWine, Lt. Governor Husted, and Dr. Acton. Tuesday’s press conference is scheduled for 2:00 PM. You can watch this on the Ohio Channel, Ohio Public TV (PBS stations), and other Columbus-based outlets.

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Perry County Employers: Have your staffing needs changed as a result of COVID-19

Perry County Employers: Have your staffing needs changed as a result of COVID-19

Perry County Ohio Employers: Have your staffing needs changed as a result of COVID-19? Perry County OhioMeansJobs can help.

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Virtual Meeting Guidance for Local Governments and Political Subdivisions

Virtual Meeting Guidance for Local Governments and Political Subdivisions

To help support local governments and political subdivisions in the delivery of virtual public/open meetings, the Ohio Department of Administrative Services leveraged its’ research and security resources to provide guidance that will assist in making informed decisions. Please note that the State of Ohio does not recommend any particular product or vendor, the information contained within this document is provided only to identify the various tools and possible considerations for selection.

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HIPAA, Civil Rights, and COVID-19 in Spanish; La ley HIPAA, Derechos Civiles, y el COVID-19 en español

HIPAA, Civil Rights, and COVID-19 in Spanish; La ley HIPAA, Derechos Civiles, y el COVID-19 en español

A summary of OCR Notifications, Guidance, and Bulletins on Civil Rights, HIPAA, and COVID-19 is now available in English and Spanish. Las versiones en español de Notificaciones, Orientación, y Boletines de Derechos Civiles, la ley HIPAA, y el COVID-19 de la OCR ya están disponibles.

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Governor's Office COVID-19 Update | April 10, 2020

Governor's Office COVID-19 Update | April 10, 2020

Below are the updates from the April 10, 2020 press conference with Governor DeWine, Lt. Governor Husted, and Dr. Acton. At this time there are no press conferences currently scheduled for Saturday or Sunday.

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OCR Announces Notification of Enforcement Discretion for Community-Based Testing Sites During the COVID-19 Nationwide Public Health Emergency

OCR Announces Notification of Enforcement Discretion for Community-Based Testing Sites During the COVID-19 Nationwide Public Health Emergency

Today (April 9, 2020), the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at the U.S Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced that it will exercise its enforcement discretion and will not impose penalties for violations of the HIPAA Rules against covered entities or business associates in connection with the good faith participation in the operation of COVID-19 testing sites during the COVID-19 nationwide public health emergency. This exercise of enforcement discretion is effective immediately, but has a retroactive effect to March 13, 2020.

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Governor's Office COVID-19 Update | April 9, 2020

Governor's Office COVID-19 Update | April 9, 2020

Below are the updates from the April 9, 2020 press conference with Governor DeWine, Lt. Governor Husted, and Dr. Acton. Friday’s press conference is scheduled for 2:00 PM. You can watch this on the Ohio Channel, Ohio Public TV (PBS stations), and other Columbus-based outlets.

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Upcoming Events
Blood Drive Thornville Masonic Lodge Saturday, July 11, 2020 Jul 11, 2020 08:00 AM - 01:00 PM — Thornville Masonic Lodge #521 - 44 E Columbus St, Thornville, OH 43076
Rally 4 Recovery "Virtual" Recovery Jam 2020 Jul 11, 2020 06:00 PM - 10:00 PM — Facbook and First United Methodist Church - 126 S High St, New Lexington, OH 43764
July 2020 Shawnee Second Saturday Jul 11, 2020 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM — Historic Main Street - Shawnee, OH 43782
Hooked on Fishing… Not On Drugs Youth Fishing Derby July 18, 2020 Jul 18, 2020 07:30 AM - 01:00 PM — Perry County Gun Club - 4957 Township Rd 149, New Lexington, OH 43764
Shawnee Sunday Summer Concert with Chris Logsdon | July 19, 2020 Jul 19, 2020 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM — Historic Main Street - Shawnee, OH 43782
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