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

Below are the updates from the August 27, 2020 press conference with Governor DeWine and Lt. Governor Husted. The next press conference is currently scheduled for Tuesday, September 1st at 2:00 PM.

 

 

 

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

 

 

Below are the updates from yesterday’s press conference with Governor DeWine and Lt. Governor Husted. The next press conference is currently scheduled for Tuesday, September 1st at 2:00 PM.

 

Here’s the news from yesterday:

 

  • Ohio’s COVID-19 case data is below:
    • 112,489 confirmed cases
    • 6,339 probable cases
    • 118,828 total cases
    • 13,150 hospitalizations
    • 3,791 confirmed deaths
    • 285 probable deaths
    • 4,076 total deaths
    • 2,929 ICU admissions
    • More data is available on the COVID-19 Dashboard HERE.

 

    • Upgraded to Level 3 (Red): Montgomery
    • Remaining at Level 3 (Red): Erie, Lorain, Lucas, Mercer, and Preble
    • Downgraded to Level 2 (Orange): Clark, Clermont, Franklin, and Trumbull
    • Downgraded to Level 1 (Yellow): Marion, Muskingum, Perry, and Sandusky
    • There are no counties on Ohio’s Watch List

 

 

  • Governor DeWine announced that the Ohio Department of Health will be issuing an order that requires K-12 schools to establish a mechanism for parents and guardians to report confirmed cases of COVID-19 among their children. Schools should notify parents/guardians in writing about each case and include as much information as possible without disclosing protected health information. Schools should also make non-identifying information about positive COVID-19 cases publicly available.

 

  • The forthcoming order will also direct all K-12 schools to report confirmed cases to their local health department, which will then report new cases and cumulative case data for students and teachers to the Ohio Department of Health. This aggregate data will be published at coronavirus.ohio.gov each Wednesday.

 

  • Lt. Governor Husted announced that the current sports order has been modified to clarify that participants shall not compete in more than one contest or game in any calendar day, as compared to the 24-hour period outlined in the original order. The goal of this adjustment in language is to assist organizers and teams when scheduling games or contests.

 

  • Lt. Governor Husted announced that the Ohio Office of Budget and Management (OBM) and InnovateOhio have identified an additional 38 duplicate payments, totaling $93,978 in savings, using the InnovateOhio Duplicate Payment Tool. In total, $1.1 million in savings have been identified since this project launched. OBM works with agencies to ensure that all duplicate payments are recovered.

 

  • Lt. Governor Husted reminded employers about the TechCred program, which reimburses businesses to upskill their current and prospective employees. The current August round ends on August 31 at 3 p.m. Visit TechCred.Ohio.Gov for more information or to apply.

 

  • Ohioans filed 18,988 initial jobless claims last week, according to statistics the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) reported to the U.S. Dept. of Labor today. Over the last 23 weeks, ODJFS has distributed more than $6.1 billion in unemployment compensation payments to more than 790,000 Ohioans. Of the more than 1.3 million applications the agency has received, about 94% have been processed, with about 6% pending. In addition, ODJFS has issued more than $5.3 billion in Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) payments to more than 542,000 PUA claimants.

 

  • Ohioans can apply for unemployment benefits online 24 hours a day, seven days a week, at unemployment.ohio.gov. It is also possible to file by phone at 877-644-6562 or TTY at 888- 642-8203, Monday through Friday 7AM to 7PM, Saturday 9AM to 5PM, and Sunday 9AM to 1PM. Employers with questions should email UCTech@jfs.ohio.gov.

 

As always, Coronavirus.Ohio.Gov and the Department of Health hotline, 1-833-4-ASK-ODH are great resources for those who have questions.

 

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