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OCR Issues Guidance to Help Ensure First Responders and Others Receive Protected Health Information about Individuals Exposed to COVID-19

OCR Issues Guidance to Help Ensure First Responders and Others Receive Protected Health Information about Individuals Exposed to COVID-19

Today, March 24, 2020, the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at the U.S Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued guidance on how covered entities may disclose protected health information (PHI) about an individual who has been infected with or exposed to COVID-19 to law enforcement, paramedics, other first responders, and public health authorities in compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) Privacy Rule.

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Community Food Initiatives Annual Seed Potato Giveaway 2020

Community Food Initiatives Annual Seed Potato Giveaway 2020

Community Food Initiatives is holding their Annual Seed Potato Giveaway on Thursday, April 2, 2020 from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Nelsonville Acenet Business Center and Food Hub - Nelsonville, Ohio.

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It's All About Time Spring 2020 Email Challenge Invitation

It's All About Time Spring 2020 Email Challenge Invitation

I hope you will join me on this Springtime Wellness Journey “It’s All About Time”! Let’s have fun on this 6 week journey as we explore creative ways to boost your wellness efforts. Sign up by clicking on the link in the message below. You will register by answering a few online questions. Watch for a pre-challenge message the first week of April.

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Perry County Court of Common Pleas Probate-Juvenile Division has modified its operations

Perry County Court of Common Pleas Probate-Juvenile Division has modified its operations

Judge Luann Cooperrider, Judge of Perry County Probate and Juvenile Court Divisions of Common Pleas Court hereby makes the following order. In light of the fact that the Governor of the State of Ohio, Michael Dewine, has declared a State of Emergency (Executive Order 2020-OID) limits gathering of people and other orders. The Governor has also issued a Stay at Home Order effective March 23, 2020.

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Perry County JFS COVID-19 Relief Program

Perry County JFS COVID-19 Relief Program

Perry County Ohio Job and Family Service has a COVID-19 financial relief program for those that are eligible.

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Ohio Department of Health Stay At Home Order FAQ

Ohio Department of Health Stay At Home Order FAQ

Stay At Home Order Frequently Asked Questions - On Sunday, March 22th, under the direction of Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, Ohio Department of Health Director Amy Acton, M.D., MPH issued a director’s order to require all Ohioans to stay in their homes to prevent the further spread of COVlD-19 beginning at 11:59 pm. EDT on Monday, March 23, 2020 until 11:59 pm. on April 6, 2020. This order prohibits holding gatherings of any size and closes all nonessential businesses. It does NOT prohibit essential activities like going to the grocery store, receiving medical care, or taking your pet for a walk. Residents can return home from out of state and can leave the state.

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Perry County Transit has changed their office and transportation procedures

Perry County Transit has changed their office and transportation procedures

Perry County Transit has changed their operating hours to 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. No Wednesday evening or Saturday hours. They are also prioritizing their transportation service areas.

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Entrances to various Perry County offices

Entrances to various Perry County offices

Various Perry County offices have set up hand sanitizing stations that must be used before anyone can enter the facility. This is a work-in-progress.

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Ohio Department of Health Director's Stay At Home Order

Ohio Department of Health Director's Stay At Home Order

I, Amy Acton, MD, MPH, Director of the Ohio Department of Health (ODH), pursuant to the authority granted to me in RC. 3701.13 to “make special orders...for preventing the spread of contagious or infectious diseases” Order the following to prevent the spread of COVID-19 into the State of Ohio:

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A Message from David Couch, PCBDD Superintendent

A Message from David Couch, PCBDD Superintendent

As we all face uncertainty and unknowns in the days, weeks, and months ahead, we want our entire community to know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families. We aren’t sure the complete impact of this virus, but I want to update everyone about our commitment to the people of Perry County.

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Perry County Health Department has changed their office procedures

Perry County Health Department has changed their office procedures

Beginning March 20, 2020, the Perry County Health Department hours of operation will be 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The physical office will be closed to the public. Essential services will still be available to customers on a limited basis.

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Fairview Assisted Living Adopt A Resident

Fairview Assisted Living Adopt A Resident

Fairview Assisted Living Letter Request. Please join us in bringing joy to the residents of Fairview Assisted Living!

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FOOD DISTRIBUTION SCHEDULED IN PERRY COUNTY

FOOD DISTRIBUTION SCHEDULED IN PERRY COUNTY

The Southeast Ohio Foodbank, a program of HAPCAP, will be hosting a mobile food distribution in Perry County on Tuesday, March 24, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Perry County Fairgrounds - New Lexington, Ohio

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Please apply by phone for SNAP/Medicaid/TANF benefits

Please apply by phone for SNAP/Medicaid/TANF benefits

From Perry County Ohio Job and Family Services - Please apply by phone for SNAP/Medicaid/TANF benefits. There is little to no wait time. Eligibility is determined while you are on the phone. Call 1-844-640-6446

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16th Annual Job Fair - Now Hiring! - Postponed

16th Annual Job Fair - Now Hiring! - Postponed

OhioMeansJobs is hosting their 16th annual job fair on Wednesday, April 22, 2020 from 10:00 a.m to 2:00 p.m. at the Athens Community Center - Athens, Ohio. Visit over 75 employers, educators, training and apprenticeship programs. Veterans early entry at 9:45 a.m.

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Perry County Waste Reduction and Recycling is Suspending Its Recycling Program

Perry County Waste Reduction and Recycling is Suspending Its Recycling Program

Perry County Waste Reduction and Recycling is suspending its recycling program beginning Friday, March 20, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. Most collection containers will be removed. Leaving materials at the collection sites without a container is considered illegal dumping.

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A Word From Our RSVP Director - Ruth Liff-Gray

A Word From Our RSVP Director - Ruth Liff-Gray

A Word From Our Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) Director - Ruth Liff-Gray - I am working remotely until further notice.

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To The Family And Friends Of Fairview Assisted Living Residents

To The Family And Friends Of Fairview Assisted Living Residents

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, for the health of our Residents at this time, Fairview Assisted Living is not allowing visitors. We do encourage phone calls and if you would like to bring items to a resident please coordinate with staff by contacting the facility at 740-342-1213.

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A Word From our Fairview Assisted Living Director - Tara Layne

A Word From our Fairview Assisted Living Director - Tara Layne

On March 9, 2020, Governor Mike DeWine issued a state of emergency for Ohio due to the increased exposure to the Corona Virus. Fairview Assisted Living is monitoring guidance from the Perry County Health Department and the Ohio Department of Health. To ensure we are taking reasonable steps to protect the people we support, their families, and employees, we have enacted a Plan of Action including protocols and procedures to reduce possible exposure and mitigate risk of exposure.

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A Word From Our County Treasurer - Melissa (Leasa) Walters

A Word From Our County Treasurer - Melissa (Leasa) Walters

A word from our County Treasurer, Melissa (Leasa) Walters: Please pay your Real Estate or Manufactured Home taxes via mail or online.

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Perry County OSU Extension has changed their office procedures

Perry County OSU Extension has changed their office procedures

As of 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 18, 2020 we are scheduled to be working remotely until April 20th, 2020. OSU Extension offices will be closed to the public.

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Notification of Enforcement Discretion for Telehealth Remote Communications during the COVID-19 Nationwide Public Health Emergency

Notification of Enforcement Discretion for Telehealth Remote Communications during the COVID-19 Nationwide Public Health Emergency

We are empowering medical providers to serve patients wherever they are during this national public health emergency. We are especially concerned about reaching those most at risk, including older persons and persons with disabilities. – Roger Severino, OCR Director.

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Elective Surgeries, PPE & Testing Locations (3/17/20)

Elective Surgeries, PPE & Testing Locations (3/17/20)

The Ohio Department of Health has issued an order declaring that elective surgeries and procedures in Ohio's hospitals, as well as in outpatient surgery or procedure provider offices, be postponed in an effort to conserve personal protective equipment (PPE) for healthcare workers and first responders. The order will go into effect at the end of business on Wednesday, March 18, 2020.

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Northern Perry County Water & Wastewater has changed their office procedures

Northern Perry County Water & Wastewater has changed their office procedures

In order to protect our staff, as well as comply with the recent government requirements, Northern Perry County Water & Wastewater has changed their office procedures.

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The Perry County Ohio Title Office is officially closed due to COVID-19 until further notice

The Perry County Ohio Title Office is officially closed due to COVID-19 until further notice

The Perry County Ohio Title Office is officially closed due to COVID-19 until further notice per Tim Wollenberg. Call (740) 342-1022 if you have any questions.

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Blood Drive - Urgent Need - at the Crooksville Volunteer Fire Department

Blood Drive - Urgent Need - at the Crooksville Volunteer Fire Department

The Crooksville Volunteer Fire Department is hosting an American Red Cross Blood Drive on Tuesday, March 31, 2020 from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Crooksville Fire Department - Crooksville, Ohio.

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Ohio Department of Health - Novel Coronavirus

Ohio Department of Health - Novel Coronavirus

What is novel coronavirus? How does it spread? And more, from the Ohio Department of Health.

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