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 Governor DeWine. Also included on this page are a selection of curated news stories about COVID-19.
Governor Mike DeWine
- 11/30/20 - 5,060 Hospitalizations, New Indoor Air Quality Program
- 11/24/20 - Governor DeWine Urges Ohioans to Safely Celebrate the Thanksgiving Holiday
- 11/23/20 - Record Number of Hospital Admissions
- 11/19/20 - Health Order Signed Encouraging Ohioans to Stay Home
- 11/19/20 - 21-Day Statewide Curfew
- 11/17/20 - Health Order to Limit Mass Gatherings Signed
- 11/13/20 - Health Order Enforcing Mask-Wearing in Retail Locations Signed
- 11/12/20 - New Zip Code, Flu Dashboards, $30 Million to Assist Ohio Health Departments
- 11/11/20 - Governor DeWine Calls on Ohioans to Recommit to Safety Practices, Announces New Mask, Social Distancing Orders
- 11/09/20 - Unprecedented Spike in Hospital Admissions
- 11/05/20 - Record-Breaking Cases & Hospitalizations, Statewide High Incidence, New ODH Administrative Structure
- 10/29/20 - Record-Breaking Cases, COVID Defense Teams
- 10/28/20 - Governor DeWine Requests BWC Send $5 Billion Dividend to Ohio Employers
- 10/27/20 - Updated County Risk Levels, Election Update
- 10/23/20 - Governor DeWine Announces CARES Act Funding to Support Small Businesses, Nonprofits, and Ohioans Impacted by COVID-19
- 10/22/20 - Take This Seriously and Don't Let Up
- 10/20/20 - Record-Breaking Hospitalizations, $1.3 Billion for Ohio Businesses, Spread from Social Gatherings
- 10/16/20 - Health Order Signed - Amended Director’s Order on the Opening of Adult Day Care Services and Senior Centers
- 10/15/20 - Updated County Risk Levels, Increased Spread in Cases
- 10/13/20 - Increasing Cases, Childhood Vaccinations, Lab Capacity Dashboard, BinaxNOW Testing Plan
- 10/08/20 - Updated County Risk Levels, Nursing Homes Visitation Order, Women's Enterprise Certification
- 10/06/20 - Hospital Admissions, Quarantine Study, PPE Manufacturing
- 10/01/20 - September Summary, Prevalence Testing, Updated Risk Levels, Worker Upskilling
- 09/29/20 - Wastewater Testing, Ohio Medicaid Overhaul, IMAP
- 09/24/20 - Higher Education Screening, Indoor Visitation, Sports Order Modification
- 09/23/20 - Health Order Signed - Director’s Third Amended Order that Reopens Restaurants, Bars, Banquet and Catering Facilities and Services to Dine-in Service, with Exceptions
- 09/17/20 - Updated County Risk Levels, New Data Dashboards, Response Guide for Migrant and Seasonal Farmworkers, Lost Wages Assistance, and Halloween Guidance
- 09/15/20 - Nursing Homes Testing Update, Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame Inductees, and Ohio To Work Initiative Begins
- 09/10/20 - Flu Shots, Updated County Risk Levels, Suicide Prevention, New ODH Director
- 09/08/20 - Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer Program, Non-Congregate Sheltering Order, Sports Spectator Variance
- 09/05/20 - Governor DeWine Announces Spectator Variance for Browns and Bengals
- 09/03/20 - School Reporting Order, Wastewater Monitoring
- 09/01/20 - Labor Day Precautions, New Traffic Safety Efforts, Broadband Connectivity
- 08/27/20 - K-12 Case Reporting, Sports Order Modification
- 08/25/20 - Sports Order Variance Process, Entertainment Venue Order
- 08/18/20 - Sports Health Order, Georgetown Veterans Home, Ohio Governor's Imagination Library, Women’s Suffrage...
- 08/04/20 - Masks in Schools, Rapid Testing, Community Spread and Spread from Faith-Based Settings, Dr. Amy Acton
- 07/31/20 - Health Order Signed The Rescission of Executive Order 2020-10D and Emergency Adoption of Rule 4301:1-1-80 of the Ohio Administrative Code by the Liquor Control Commission
- 07/30/20 - Health Order Signed - Director’s Amended Order Limiting County Fairs to Junior Fair Activities and Animal Exhibitions, with Exceptions
- 07/30/20 - Liquor Sale and On-Premises Consumption Limits, Mass Gathering Order, Updated Risk Levels
- 07/23/20 - Director’s Order for Facial Coverings throughout the State of Ohio
- 07/23/20 - Eight Counties Increase to Red Alert Level Three, Importance of Self-Quarantines, Broadband Expansion
- 07/08/20 - Health Order Signed
- 06/23/20 - Public Awareness Campaigns, Fireworks, Criminal Justice Grants
- 06/18/20 - Case Increases in Children and in Southwest Ohio..
- 06/16/20 - Basic Reproduction Number, Pop-Up Sites, Multi-System Youth Grant
- 06/11/20 - Testing Expansion, R0 in Ohio, Place of Worship Best Practices...
- 05/05/20 - Additional Reopening Dates, Order Signed, Ohio National Guard
- 06/04/20 - Governor Announces Orders To Reopen Certain Facilities
- 06/02/20 - Disparity, K-12 Reopening, Medical Procedures, Funding Opportunities for Businesses
- 05/29/20 - Governor Announces New Health Order Signed 5/29
- 05/29/20 - Governor Announces New Health Orders Signed 5/29
- 05/28/20 - Testing, Assisted Living Visitation, Premium Deferrals, Fair
- 05/26/20 - Congregate Care Unified Response Teams
- 05/22/20 - Governor Announces New Health Orders Signed 5/22
- 05/21/20 - COVID-19 Update: Efforts to Improve Minority Health, New Sector Openings
- 05/20/20 - Governor Announces New Health Orders Signed
- 05/19/20 - Ohioans Protecting Ohioans Urgent Health Advisory
- 05/18/20 - Safety Checks, Twin Valley Update, Veterans Home Update
- 05/14/20 - New Responsible RestartOhio Opening Dates
- 05/12/20 - Pandemic EBT, Additional Services to Reopen, Staying Connected
- 05/07/20 - Reopening of Restaurants, Bars, and Personal Care Services
- 05/05/20 - State Budget Impact
- 05/04/20 - Testing Priority, Ohio BMVs
- 05/02/20 - Advisory Groups on Restaurants, and Personal Services
- 04/30/20 - Prison PPE, ODRC Update
- 04/29/20 - PPE Delivery, Employee Face Covering Exceptions, Criminal Justice Grants...
- 04/28/20 - Face Coverings, Advisory Groups on Restaurants, Barbershops, and Salons
- 04/27/20 - Praise for Governor DeWine's Responsible RestartOhio Plan
- 04/27/20 - Governor DeWine Announces Details of Ohio's Responsible RestartOhio Plan
- 04/23/20 - How Environmental Changes Impact Health Risk
- 04/22/20 - Elective Surgery Order, Mental Health CareLine
- 04/21/20 - FDA Reagent Approval, Testing Strike Team, Fair Wavier, JobsOhio Banking Partnership...
- 04/16/20 - Governor DeWine Discussed State’s Plan for Reopening Businesses, Regional Coalition Formed
- 04/15/20 - Deferred Elective Procedures, CARES Act Payments, 1099 Unemployment Claims...
- 04/14/20 - Medicaid Waiver Application, First Responder Safety, Essential Job Openings
- 04/13/20 - Nursing Home Order, Liquor Sales, TANF Funding, Rapid Testing, Prison Update
- 04/10/20 - Eased Medicaid Restrictions, N95 Sterilization, Distillery-Made Hand Sanitizer...
- 04/08/20 - Continue Staying Home, Correction Officer Death, PPE Sterilization...
- 04/07/20 - Liquor Sales, Office of Small Business Relief, Ohio Prisons, SNAP Payments
- 04/04/20 - Ohioans Encouraged to Wear Cloth Masks in Public; Governor Signs TeleHealth Executive Order...
- 04/03/20 - Testing Supplies; PPE Sanitizing; Inmate Release Recommendation...
- 04/02/20 - Ohio Stay at Home Order Extended Through May 1
- 04/01/20 - PPE Manufacturing, Testing Order, Click and Connect, Foreclosure Prevention
- 03/31/20 - Ohio Takes Inventory of Ventilators; Issues Emergency Connection Order...
- 03/30/20 - Governor DeWine Extends School Closure Order
- 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...
- 03/28/20 - Governor DeWine Makes Plea to FDA; Releases List of Needed PPE
- 03/27/20 - Governor DeWine Signs House Bill 197
- 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
- 03/25/20 - Requests for our Federal Partners
- 03/25/20 - Governor DeWine Statement on Passage of House Bill 197
- 03/23/20 - Governor DeWine Orders Hiring Freeze for State Agencies, Boards, and Commissions
- 03/22/20 - Ohio Issues "Stay at Home" Order; New Restrictions Placed on Day Cares for Children
- 03/21/20 - Day Support for Developmentally Disabled to Close; BWC Payments Deferred...
- 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...
- 03/18/20 - Governor DeWine Announces Additional Temporary Business Closures
- 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
- 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
- 03/16/20 - Joint Statement from Governor DeWine and Secretary LaRose on Ohio Primary
- 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
Ohio Department of Health (ODH)
04/01/20 - Order for Performing COVID-19 Testing