You are here: Home / COVID-19 Updates / General COVID-19 Info / 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.

 

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.

Here’s the news from yesterday:

 

  • Ohio’s COVID-19 case data is below:
    • 14,142 confirmed cases
    • 552 probable cases
    • 14,694 total cases
    • 2,960 hospitalizations
    • 618 confirmed deaths
    • 38 probable deaths
    • 656 total deaths
    • 900 ICU admissions
    • More data is available on the COVID-19 Dashboard HERE.

  • Governor DeWine invited Mark Weir, Ph.D., an assistant professor of Environmental Health at The Ohio State University, to discuss how health risks change as changes are made to the environment. He explained that minimizing the spread of the disease as Ohio begins the long process of reopening depends on personal and environmental controls. Personal precautions include interrupting the infection process by practicing good hand hygiene and wearing masks.

 

 

  • For the week ending April 18, 2020, the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) reported 109,369 initial jobless claims to the U.S. Dept. of Labor. The number of initial jobless claims filed in Ohio over the last five weeks stands at 964,566. Over these last five weeks, ODJFS has distributed more than $926 million in unemployment compensation payments to more than 376,000 claimants  Pursuant to an order from the U.S.  Department of Labor order, Ohio will release unemployment numbers on a weekly basis as soon as the national report is released on Thursday.

 

  • Starting Friday, April 24, Ohioans who are unemployed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic but 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. To pre-register for PUA benefits, Ohioans should visit unemployment.ohio.gov and click on “Get Started Now.”

 

  • 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.

Upcoming Events
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
Blood Drive New Straitsville United Methodist Church Tuesday, July 21, 2020 Jul 21, 2020 01:00 PM - 07:00 PM — New Straitsville United Methodist Church - 101 Clark St, New Straitsville, OH 43766
Blood Drive Somerset American Legion Post 58, Tuesday, July 21, 2020 Jul 21, 2020 01:00 PM - 07:00 PM — American Legion Post 58 - 107 East Gay St, Somerset, OH 43783
Perry County Chamber of Commerce 28th Annual Golf Shootout Saturday, August 1, 2020 Aug 01, 2020 08:00 AM - 02:00 PM — Whitetail Ridge Golf Course - 14005 Thorn Twp Rd 21, Thornville, OH 43076
Upcoming events…