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Governor DeWine Signs Emergency Order Regarding Coronavirus


On March 9, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine took a number of actions in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19). He signed Executive Order 2020-01D, declaring a state of emergency in Ohio to protect the well-being of Ohioans from the dangerous effects of COVID-19. The state of emergency allows state departments and agencies to better coordinate in their response.

In addition, Governor DeWine partially activated the state Emergency Operations Center at 1:00 p.m. on March 9, 2020.

Also, Governor DeWine, joined by Ohio Department of Health Amy Acton M.D. MPH, announced that three Ohioans tested positive for COVID-19. These are the first cases in Ohio. The three individuals live in Cuyahoga County and have had known contact with those with confirmed diagnoses of COVID-19. Each of the individuals is in their 50s.

For the latest information on COVID-19, visit  In addition, those with questions about COVID-19 can call the Ohio Department of Health hotline at 1-833-4-ASK-ODH.

There are helpful "checklist" resources on the Ohio Department of Health's website for many entities that we encourage everyone to use and share with co-workers, friends and family.  This includes long term care facilities, businesses/employers, childcare and K-12 schools, colleges/universities, health providers, pharmacies, families, community and faith-based organizations and many more:


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