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This page contains a collection of the most recent news releases from Governor Mike DeWine, the Ohio Department of Health and slides used in COVID-19 Daily Briefings by Gov. DeWine and Amy Acton, MD, MPH, Director of the Ohio Department of Health. Also included on this page are a selection of curated news stories about COVID-19.

Governor Mike DeWine

04/02/20 - Ohio Stay at Home Order Extended Through May 1 (Versión en español)

04/01/20 - PPE Manufacturing, Testing Order, Click and Connect, Foreclosure Prevention (Versión en español)

03/31/20 - Ohio Takes Inventory of Ventilators; Issues Emergency Connection Order; Extends State Telework Order (Versión en español)

03/30/20 - Governor DeWine Extends School Closure Order (Versión en español)

03/29/20 - Governor DeWine, Lt. Governor Husted Thank FDA for Approval of Use of Battelle Technology

03/29/20 -  Gov DeWine, Lt. Gov Husted Disappointment - FDA's Decision - Limit Use of Battelle Tech (Versión en español)

03/28/20 - Governor DeWine Makes Plea to FDA; Releases List of Needed PPE (Versión en español)

03/27/20 - Governor DeWine Signs House Bill 197 (Versión en español)

03/26/20 - DeWine, Obhof, Householder Announce Postponement of State of the State Address

03/26/20 - Personal Protective Equipment Needed; New COVID-19 Data Dashboard Unveiled (Versión en español)

03/25/20 - Requests for our Federal Partners 

03/25/20 - Governor DeWine Statement on Passage of House Bill 197 (Versión en español)

03/23/20 - Governor DeWine Orders Hiring Freeze for State Agencies, Boards, and Commissions (Versión en español)

03/22/20 - Ohio Issues "Stay at Home" Order; New Restrictions Placed on Day Cares for Children (Versión en español)

03/21/20 - Day Support for Developmentally Disabled to Close; BWC Payments Deferred; Trucking Waiver Issued (Versión en español)

03/20/20 - Ohio Records First COVID-19 Death;  Senior Centers, Adult Day Cares to Close

03/19/20 - Applications Being Accepted for Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program; Governor DeWine Signs Order Expanding Telehealth Services for Medicaid Recipients (Versión en español)

03/18/20 - Governor DeWine Announces Additional Temporary Business Closures (Versión en español)

03/18/20 - Gov. DeWine, Lt. Gov. Husted Submit Formal Request for Fedl Assistance for Small Businesses

03/17/20 - Elective Surgeries Postponed in Ohio Hospitals (Versión en español)

03/17/20 - Joint Statement from Governor DeWine and Secretary LaRose on Primary Election Lawsuits

03/16/20 - Statement from Ohio Governor Mike DeWine on the March 17, 2020 Election (Versión en español

03/16/20 - Joint Statement from Governor DeWine and Secretary LaRose on Ohio Primary (Versión en español)

03/13/20 - Governor DeWine Provides COVID-19 Update

03/15/20 - Governor DeWine Orders Ohio Bars & Restaurants to Close 

03/12/20 - Ohio Bans Mass Gatherings of 100 or More

03/12/20 - Governor DeWine 3-12-2020 COVID-19 Update (Video)

03/12/20 - Governor DeWine Announces School Closures

03/10/20 - Governor DeWine Recommends Limiting Large Indoor Gatherings

03/09/20 - Governor DeWine Signs Emergency Order Regarding Coronavirus Response

03/09/20 - Governor Mike DeWine - Update on State Response to Coronavirus

03/09/20 - Governor, Health Director Announce COVID-19 Testing Protocol 

02/27/20 - Governor DeWine, Health Director Update COVID-19 Prevention and Preparedness Plan

Ohio Department of Health (ODH)

04/01/20 - Order for Performing COVID-19 Testing

04/01/20 - Hospital Preparedness Regions and Healthcare Zones

03/13/20 - ODH director Dr. Amy Acton is calming leader in coronavirus crisis

03/13/20 - ODH asks residents to follow steps to slow coronavirus spread

02/05/20 - ODH Monitoring Person Under Investigation for 2019 Novel Coronavirus

02/02/20 - Results of two Ohio 2019 Novel Coronavirus tests come back negative

01/24/20 - ODH classifies 2019-novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) immediately reportable disease

Press Conference Slides

03/31/20 - Slides from 04/01/20 Press Conference

03/31/20 - Slides from 3/31/20 Press Conference

03/27/20 - Slides from 3/30/20 Press Conference

03/26/20 - Slides from 3/26/20 Press Conference

03/25/20 - Slides from 3/25/20 Press Conference

03/24/20 - Slides from 3/24/20 Press Conference

In Ohio

Chloroquine and Hydroxychloroquine Information for Providers and Public Health Officials

Warning on Use of Chloroquine and Hydroxychloroquine

Ohio Coronavirus Bill COVID-19 Checklist

BMV Closures

Columbus Business First: A resource guide for Ohio businesses during the coronavirus pandemic

Columbus Business First: Does coronavirus spread along Ohio’s highways? Not so simple

WKRC-TV: Preparing for patients, hotels and dorms could become temporary hospitals

WEWS-TV: Is my business 'essential' under Gov. DeWine's stay at home order?

Cleveland.com: Coronavirus can live up to 3 hours in air in a lab. But it’s totally OK to share air walking outside

Ohio to offer more assistance to those out of work, businesses impacted by coronavirus outbreak

Coronavirus in Ohio: Hospitals say they've trained to 'surge' patient load in pandemics


The Atlantic Daily: Our Quarantine Cooking Guide

Time: How Can You Safely Grocery Shop in the Time of Coronavirus? Here's What Experts Suggest

The New York Tines: A Podcast Playlist to Help Distract You (for the Most Part)

NPR: Personal Finance Advice for the Coronavirus Crisis

CBS News: Working From Home During Coronavirus? Here’s How to Stay Healthy

The Wall Street Journal: Living the Coronavirus Work-From-Home Life? Here Are All the Tech Tips You Need

CNBC: Five Tips for Effectively Working From Home During the Coronavirus Outbreak When You Have Kids

Cleveland Clinic Health Essentials: Five Ways to Manage Stress During the Coronavirus Outbrea

Time: 'Is Ordering Takeout Unethical?' 

CNN: Worried about coronavirus? If your loved one is over 60, read this

Quartz: How to give your kids stability when coronavirus closes schools

The Washington Post: Readers share tips for pantry- and freezer-friendly home cooking

National Geographic: These surprisingly common underlying conditions make coronavirus worse

The Washington Post:Why older and chronically ill Americans are at greatest risk from coronavirus

The Wall Street Journal: How to Stock Up for Coronavirus Without Getting Fleeced

Gizmodo: Apple Says It's A-OK to Use Clorox Wipes on Your iPhone

Sick of singing ‘Happy Birthday’ while washing hands to fight coronavirus? 

The New York Times: Coronavirus cases in the U.S.