Coronavirus Disease Resource Page

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Local Officials Information

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Ohio Resources

Declaration of Emergencies

The following are Declarations of Emergency enacted from various municipalities from around the state. Your legal counsel will need to tailor the emergency language to the specific needs of your community, taking into consideration whether your municipality is a statutory or charter municipality.


Flexible Work Policy  (Sample Language) HERE

Employee Notification Policy HERE

Ohio Order to Limit and Prohibit Mass Gatherings HERE

Resources for local governments provided by the U.S. Government HERE

Open Meetings Act Letter HERE


March 11, 2020

Letter from Gov. DeWine on COVID-19 can be read HERE

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
March 10, 2020


MEDIA CONTACTS:
Dan Tierney: 614-644-0957
Breann Almos: 614-644-0957

Governor DeWine Recommends Limiting Large Indoor Gatherings

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) -- Ohio Governor Mike DeWine today announced that he and Ohio Department of Health Director Amy Acton, M.D. MPH, have recommended that large, indoor gatherings in Ohio be canceled or postponed due to the potential for coronavirus (COVID-19) exposure.  READ MORE

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March 10, 2020

Find Coronavirus Disease 2019 Talking Points for State of Ohio PIOs HERE

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March 10, 2020

ODH Operates Public Hotline, Website on Coronavirus

The Ohio Department of Health (ODH) has opened a public hotline on the coronavirus, COVID-19, which can be reached seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. The number is 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634). There is also a website at www.coronavirus.ohio.gov

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March 4, 2020

Local health districts have been participating in planning and exercises for pandemic preparedness. Local leaders should communicate with their local health districts early and often to ensure they have the most up-to-date guidance and to guarantee that municipalities, EMTs, fire and other safety services are all on the same page.
 
Cities and villages should make certain they are prepared should the current circumstances change. Here are several resources you can use to ensure your community is getting accurate, up-to-date information and that they are practicing proven prevention methods:
 
  • Read the most accurate information on COVID-19 in this fact sheet (HERE) from the federal CDC.
  • You can post this prevention infographic (HERE) on Twitter or Facebook or hang it on community bulletin boards in community buildings.
  • Share the Ohio Department of Health's guidance for community and faith-based organizations (HERE) with those in your municipality.
 
The League will continue to keep our members up-to-date on all pertinent and developing information on COVID-19 prevention and preparedness.