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Resources for Local Health Districts, Local Governments, and Providers

COVID-19 Resources for Local Health Districts, and Healthcare Providers.

For Healthcare Workers

Thank You

A sincere thank you to all Healthcare Workers.  You are the Real Superheroes. 

Photo courtesy of Josef Lee

 

For Local Health Districts

  • Chloroquine and Hydroxychloroquine Information for Providers and Public Health Officials
     
  • Warning on Use of Chloroquine and Hydroxychloroquine
     
  • Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act
    The Ohio Department of Health (ODH) has been awarded in $15,620,977 in federal funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as a result of the passage of the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act. The funding is intended to be used to carry out surveillance, epidemiology, laboratory capacity, infection control, mitigation, communications, and other preparedness and response activities to combat the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic. Of the awarded amount, ODH will distribute nearly $10.2M to the state’s local health departments (LHDs) to provide services related to Coronavirus/COVID-19 monitoring, investigation, containment, and mitigation.
     
  • State Funding Support for Local Health Departments
    The Ohio Department of Health (ODH) is distributing $1,000,000 from various state funding sources to the state’s 113 local health departments (LHDs) to aid in the fight against Coronavirus/COVID-19. This funding will be used to assist LHDs in providing services related to Coronavirus/COVID-19 monitoring, investigation, containment, and mitigation.
     
  • Public Health Emergency Preparedness Program
    $15.6M – Awaiting federal guidance from CDC – this is the funding that was in the first federal supplemental passed last week: https://www.hhs.gov/about/news/2020/03/11/cdc-funding-information.htm

Local Government (Counties, Cities, Townships, Villages, etc.)

  • Ohio Emergency Operations Center
    Local governments should connect with their local county emergency management agency should they need resources, have questions, and to stay connected to the event. County emergency management agencies coordinate with the Ohio Emergency Management Agency and can request support as needed. The Ohio Emergency Management Agency also provides information and resources on their website at https://ema.ohio.gov/

    A federal emergency disaster was declared on March 13, 2020 which opened up the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Public Assistance program to Ohio’s local governments, state agencies, and eligible nonprofit organizations responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.  The Ohio Emergency Management Agency administers this program for the state, and more information can be found by logging on: https://ema.ohio.gov/Recovery_covid19.aspx
     
  • The Supreme Court of Ohio is announcing a special one-time funding opportunity focused on the purchase of equipment necessary to quickly facilitate remote access for local courts. This funding opportunity is due to the emergency need caused by the COVID-19 pandemic:

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