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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.

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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.

COVID-19 Update: Prison PPE, ODRC Update - Read More…

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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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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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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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 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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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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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.

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

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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CISA Interim Guidance for Implementing Safety Practices for Critical Infrastructure Workers Who May Have Had Exposure to a Person with Suspected or Confirmed COVID-19

CISA Interim Guidance for Implementing Safety Practices for Critical Infrastructure Workers Who May Have Had Exposure to a Person with Suspected or Confirmed COVID-19

Please find below an important update from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) regarding the continued health, safety, and protection of Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers who may have been exposed to COVID-19.

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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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U.S. Chamber of Commerce COVID-19 Paid Leave Guide

U.S. Chamber of Commerce COVID-19 Paid Leave Guide

Please find below a list of all of our most recent guides to the aid and programs being made available to assist businesses during the ongoing pandemic, including our newest guide to the paid sick and FMLA programs. April 1, 2020

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Governor's Office COVID-19 Update | April 8, 2020

Governor's Office COVID-19 Update | April 8, 2020

Below are the updates from the April 8, 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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Ohio’s Open Meetings Act Under the COVID-19 Emergency Declaration: Frequently Asked Questions

Ohio’s Open Meetings Act Under the COVID-19 Emergency Declaration: Frequently Asked Questions

The Ohio General Assembly recently passed legislation whose wide-ranging provisions address challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic and the state’s emergency declaration related to the virus’ spread. Included in amended Substitute House Bill 197 are some temporary changes to Ohio’s Open Meetings Act, effective until the end of the declared emergency or Dec. 1, 2020. A summary of these provisions is available on the Ohio Attorney General’s website.

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

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

Below are the updates from the April 7, 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 6, 2020

Governor's Office COVID-19 Update | April 6, 2020

Below are the updates from the April 6, 2020 press conference with Governor DeWine, Lt. Governor Husted, and Dr. Acton.

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Emergency and healthcare medical information form

Emergency and healthcare medical information form

Perry County Ohio Health Department emergency and healthcare medical information form. Fill out one form for each member of your household, place in envelope and tape to inside of front/main door.

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Coronavirus - Make a Plan  Before You Get Sick

Coronavirus - Make a Plan Before You Get Sick

Plan to keep enough food and other resources needed for at least a two week isolation period. Make sure you have any prescription medications filled. Read on...

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FBI Releases Guidance on Defending Against VTC Hijacking and Zoom-bombing

FBI Releases Guidance on Defending Against VTC Hijacking and Zoom-bombing

OCR is sharing the following update with our listserv from the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, warning individuals to remain vigilant for scams related to COVID-19.

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Alert: Individual Posing as OCR Investigator

Alert: Individual Posing as OCR Investigator

It has come to OCR’s attention that an individual posing as an OCR Investigator has contacted HIPAA covered entities in an attempt to obtain protected health information (PHI). The individual identifies themselves on the telephone as an OCR investigator, but does not provide an OCR complaint transaction number or any other verifiable information relating to an OCR investigation.

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OCR Announces Notification of Enforcement Discretion to Allow Uses and Disclosures of Protected Health Information by Business Associates for Public Health and Health Oversight Activities During The COVID-19 Nationwide Public Health Emergency

OCR Announces Notification of Enforcement Discretion to Allow Uses and Disclosures of Protected Health Information by Business Associates for Public Health and Health Oversight Activities During The COVID-19 Nationwide Public Health Emergency

Today, the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at the U.S Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced, effective immediately, that it will exercise its enforcement discretion and will not impose penalties for violations of certain provisions of the HIPAA Privacy Rule against health care providers or their business associates for the good faith uses and disclosures of protected health information (PHI) by business associates for public health and health oversight activities during the COVID-19 nationwide public health emergency.

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Ohio Department of Health Receives All Allocated PPE from  the Strategic National Stockpile

Ohio Department of Health Receives All Allocated PPE from the Strategic National Stockpile

Ohio Department of Health Receives All Allocated Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) from the Strategic National Stockpile. Supplies received and the state’s reserve will not meet the immediate or future needs

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Employee Rights Under The Families First Coronavirus Response Act

Employee Rights Under The Families First Coronavirus Response Act

Paid sick leave and expanded family medical leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.

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Perry County RSVP Volunteer Updates

Perry County RSVP Volunteer Updates

Perry County Ohio Retired Senior Volunteer Program Volunteer Updates.

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The Foundation for Appalachian Ohio has launched the Appalachian Ohio Emergency Response Fund

The Foundation for Appalachian Ohio has launched the Appalachian Ohio Emergency Response Fund

The Foundation for Appalachian Ohio has launched the Appalachian Ohio Emergency Response Fund because there are urgent needs facing our communities. Our region’s nonprofit and public organizations are rising to meet them now more than ever, but they can’t do it alone. Give today to ensure that the nonprofits in your community have the support they need.

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Scammers are Trying to Monopolize on Fear of COVID-19

Scammers are Trying to Monopolize on Fear of COVID-19

Ohio Emergency Management Agency Will NOT Call You Asking for Personal Information.

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Ohio Child Care Updates

Ohio Child Care Updates

As of Thursday, March 26, 2020 through at least Thursday, April 30, 2020, all operating child care programs in Ohio must have a temporary pandemic child care license.

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ODH COVID-19 Information on Closures of Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) Locations Protecting Against COVID-19

ODH COVID-19 Information on Closures of Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) Locations Protecting Against COVID-19

On Wednesday, March 18, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced that 181 deputy registrar agencies and 52 driver examination stations would close at the end of the business day.

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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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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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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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Ohio Department of Health Director's Order to Limit and/or Prohibit Mass Gatherings in the State of Ohio

Ohio Department of Health Director's Order to Limit and/or Prohibit Mass Gatherings in the State of Ohio

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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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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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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Ohio Department of Health Opens Call Center to Help With COVID- 19 Response

Ohio Department of Health Opens Call Center to Help With COVID- 19 Response

Ohio Department of Health Director Amy Acton, MD, MPH, today announced the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) has opened a call center to answer questions regarding coronavirus (COVID-19). The call center will be open 7 days a week from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and can be reached at 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634).

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Upcoming Events
Blood Drive Crooksville Fire Department Thursday, June 4, 2020 Jun 04, 2020 08:00 AM - 02:00 PM — Crooksville Fire and EMS - 22 China St, Crooksville, OH 43731
Blood Drive Crooksville Fire Department Friday, June 5, 2020 Jun 05, 2020 11:00 AM - 05:00 PM — Crooksville Fire and EMS - 22 China St, Crooksville, OH 43731
Shawnee First Friday Farmers Market June 2020 Jun 05, 2020 05:00 PM - 07:00 PM — Intersection of St Rts 93 and 155 - Shawnee, OH 43782
Blood Drive Thornville Masonic Lodge Saturday, June 6, 2020 Jun 06, 2020 07:00 AM - 12:30 PM — Thornville Masonic Lodge #521 - 44 E Columbus St, Thornville, OH 43076
Perry County Park District June 2020 Meeting Jun 08, 2020 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM — 3400 Cooperrider Rd, Glenford, OH 43739
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