Previous COVID-19 Updates

> COVID-19 Update: Governor DeWine Issues Urgent Appeal  June 7, 2021
> COVID-19 Update: Ohio Reports Fewer Than 50 COVID-19 Cases Per 100,000 Residents  June 5, 2021
> COVID-19 Update: Vax-a-Million Winners, Status of Vaccinations in Ohio  June 3, 2021
> Governor Announces Health Orders Rescinded  June 2, 2021
> COVID-19 Update: Governor DeWine Reminds Unvaccinated Ohioans to Continue Wearing Masks  June 1, 2021
> COVID-19 Update: Ohio's Mass Vaccination Clinic at Wolstein Center to Offer Pfizer Vaccine During Clinic's Final Week  May 27, 2021
> COVID-19 Update: Vax-a-Million, Medicaid Vaccine Uptake, Isolation/Quarantine  May 24, 2021
> COVID-19 Update: New Health Order, Youth Vaccination FAQs, Vax-a-Million Update, Resources for Ohio Employers  May 17, 2021
> COVID-19 Update: Governor DeWine Statement on New CDC Mask Guidance  May 14, 2021
> COVID-19 Update: Governor DeWine Signs Bill Into Law  May 14, 2021
> COVID-19 Update: Ohio Vax-a-Million, Kids Vaccination, Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation  May 13, 2021
> COVID 19 Update: Governor DeWine Announces Vaccine Incentives, End Date for Health Orders  May 12, 2021
> COVID-19 Update: Governor Announces Vaccinations Available to Youth in Ohio, Wolstein Center Vaccination Update  May 12, 2021
> COVID-19 Update: Governor DeWine Issues Statement on FDA Vaccine Authorization  May 10, 2021
> Health Orders Signed  May 4, 2021
> COVID-19 Update: Nursing Home & Assisted Living Employee Testing Exemption, Homebound Vaccination Plan  May 3, 2021
> Governor Announces Health Order Removing Restrictions Signed  April 27, 2021
> COVID-19 Update: Quarantine Health Order, Mass Vaccination Clinic, Economic Update  April 27, 2021
> COVID-19 Update: Vaccine Providers Permitted to Resume Johnson & Johnson Vaccinations in Ohio  April 23, 2021
> COVID-19 Update: Vaccinations & Virus Spread, Unemployment System Enhancements, Law Enforcement Reform Efforts  April 21, 2021
> COVID-19 Update: Variant Spread, Vaccination Opportunities, Inclusive Employer Toolkit  April 15, 2021
> COVID-19 Update: Johnson & Johnson Vaccine  April 13, 2021
> Ohio Advises Temporary Pause for Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine  April 13, 2021
> Amended Health Order Signed  April 9, 2021
> Ohio Department of Health Issues a Streamlined Director's Order for Social Distancing, Facial Coverings and Non-Congregating  April 9, 2021  
> Ohio Department of Health Issues Director's Order Rescinding 18 Previous Covid-19 Orders  April 9 2021
> COVID-19 Update: Economic Recovery, Unemployment Insurance, Case Increases, Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome  April 8, 2021
> COVID-19 Update: Condensed Health Order, High School Vaccinations, OhioRISE  April 5, 2021
> COVID-19 Update: Higher Education and Workplace Vaccinations, Increase in Variant Spread  April 1, 2021
> COVID-19 Update: Regional Mass Vaccination Sites, Vaccine Maintenance Program, BMV Website Redesign  March 25, 2021 
> Ohio Vaccine Preparedness Office Weekly Update  March 24, 2021
> Health Director Signs Amended Orders on Visitation with Nursing Homes and Assisted Living Facilities  March 23, 2021
> COVID-19 Update: Nursing Home and Assisted Living Visitation, Vaccination Appointment Booking  March 22, 2021
> Ohio Department of Health Issues Updated Health Order  March 18, 2021
> COVID-19 Update: Declining Statewide Case Rate, Indoor Air Quality Assistance Program, Special Election Scheduled  March 18, 2021
> COVID-19 Vaccination Workgroup Handout  March 17, 2021
> COVID-19 Update: Governor Dewine Announces Expanded Vaccine Eligibility, Cleveland Mass Vaccination Clinic Opens to Public  March 16, 2021
> Health Order Signed Regarding Spring Sports and Extracurricular Activities  March 15, 2021
> COVID-19 Update: Nursing Home Visitation, Statewide Case Rate, Rapid Testing, County Fairs  March 11, 2021
> COVID-19 Update: Vaccination Phase 1D and Phase 2B, Centralized Vaccination Scheduling Tool  March 8, 2021
> COVID-19 Update: Governor DeWine Urges Ohioans to Remain Committed to Safety Practices  March 4, 2021
> Health Orders Regarding Mass Gatherings, Sports, Entertainment Venues Signed  March 2, 2021
> COVID-19 Update: Vaccination Phase 1C and Phase 2  March 1, 2021
> COVID-19 Update: Spring Events, Provider Expansion, New Health Equity Website  February 25, 2021
> COVID-19 Update: Nursing Home Visitation, Progression of Vaccine Eligibility  February 22, 2021
> COVID-19 Update: Vaccine Maintenance Program, Nursing Home Visitation, Phase 1B Medical Conditions  February 18, 2021
> Ohio Vaccine Preparedness Office Weekly Update  February 17, 2021
> COVID-19 Vaccination Workgroup Handout  February 17, 2021
> COVID-19 Update: Weather Delays, Central Scheduling, Virtual Townhalls  February 16, 2021
> COVID-19 Update: Health Amended Order Reopening Food Service Stations Signed  February 11, 2021
> COVID-19 Update: Vaccine Distribution, Nursing Home Cases Drop, ApprenticeOhio Milestone  February 11, 2021 
> COVID-19 Update: K-12 Progress, Rent Assistance, Ongoing Nursing Home Vaccination Plan  February 9, 2021
> COVID-19 Update: New ODJFS Public-Private Partnership Team  February 4, 2021
> COVID-19 Update: Vaccine Equity  February 2, 2021
> COVID-19 Update: K-12 Staff Vaccinations, Pademic Impacts on K-12 Kids  January 28, 2021
> Health Order Signed Reducing Curfew by One Hour  January 27, 2021
> COVID-19 Update: Curfew & Vaccine Updates, Senior Housing Clinics  January 26, 2021
> COVID-19 Update: Phase 1B Vaccinations, Rapid Test, Curfew Extension  January 21, 2021
> COVID-19 Update: Phase 1B Timeline, K-12 Schools, Cybersecurity, Ohio Department of Insurance  January 19, 2021
> COVID-19 Update: Phase 1B Vaccinations, Nursing Home Vaccinations, County Data  January 14, 2021 
> News Release: Governor DeWine, Mayor Ginther Discuss Ohio Statehouse, City of Columbus Safety Measures  January 14, 2021
> COVID-19 Update: Phase 1B Timeline  January 12, 2021
> State of Ohio COVID-19 Fatality Management Response Plan Released  January 8, 2021
> COVID-19 Update: U.S. Capitol Breach, County Data, Phase 1B Vaccinations  January 7, 2021
> COVID-19 Update: Vaccination Phases, Nursing Home Vaccinations, Virus Variant, Vaccine Redistribution  January 5, 2021
> Health Order Signed  December 31, 2020
> COVID-19 Update: School Quarantine Guidance Change, Curfew Extension, Bar and Restaurant Grants Still Available  December 30, 2020
> COVID-19 Update: Next Vaccination Phase, Local Health Departments and Hospitals, New Maps  December 23, 2020
> COVID-19 Update: Thanksgiving Mobility, Upcoming Holidays, Ohio National Guard Waiver  December 21, 2020
> COVID-19 Update: Vaccines, New Advisory System Map, New Nurse PSAs  December 17, 2020
> COVID-19 Update: Vaccinations Continue in Ohio, Local Health Department Vaccination Guidance  December 15, 2020
> COVID-19 Update: Vaccinations Begin in Ohio  December 14, 2020
> COVID-19 Update: Stay Safe Ohio Protocol, Curfew Extension, Sports Variance  December 10, 2020
> Fatality Management Response Plan  December 8, 2020
> COVID-19 Update: Antigen Testing, K-12 Education Update, DataOhio Portal  December 7, 2020
> COVID-19 Update: Phase 1 Vaccination Distribution Plan, Quarantine Guidance  December 4, 2020
> COVID-19 Update: Increasing Positivity Rate, New Retail Compliance Unit Dashboard  December 3, 2020
> COVID-19 Update: Governor Visits RSS Warehouse Site as State Prepares for Vaccine Distribution  December 1, 2020
> COVID-19 Update: 5,060 Hospitalizations, New Indoor Air Quality Program  November 30, 2020
> COVID-19 Update: Governor DeWine Urges Ohioans to Safely Celebrate the Thanksgiving Holiday  November 24, 2020
> COVID-19 Update: Record Number of Hospital Submissions  November 23, 2020
> Health Order Signed  November 19, 2020
> COVID-19 Update: Critical Hospitalization Levels, New Childcare Dashboards  November 19, 2020
> COVID-19 Update: 21-Day Statewide Curfew  November 17, 2020
> Health Order Signed  November 16, 2020
> Health Order Signed  November 13, 2020
> COVID-19 Update: New Zip Code Dashboard, New Flu Dashboard, $30 Million to Assist Ohio Health Departments  November 12, 2020
> COVID-19 Update: Governor DeWine Calls on Ohioans to Recommit to Safety Practices, Announces New Mask, Social Distancing Orders  November 11, 2020
> COVID-19 Update: Unprecedented Spike in Hospital Admissions  November 9, 2020
> COVID-19 Update: Record-Breaking Cases & Hospitalizations, Statewide High Incidence, new ODH Administrative Structure  November 5, 2020
> COVID-19 Update: Record-Breaking Cases, COVID Defense Teams  October 29, 2020
> COVID-19 Update: Updated County Risk Levels, Election Update  October 27, 2020
> COVID-19 Update: Governor DeWine Announces CARES Act Funding to Support Small Businesses, Nonprofits, and Ohioans Impacted by COVID-19  October 23, 2020
> COVID-19 Update: Take This Seriously and Don't Let Up  October 22, 2020
> COVID-19 Update: Record-Breaking Hospitalizations, $1.3 Billion for Ohio Businesses, Spread from Social Gatherings  October 20, 2020
> Health Order Signed  October 16, 2020
> COVID-19 Update: Updated County Risk Levels, Increased Spread in Cases  October 15, 2020 
> COVID-19 Update: Increasing Cases, Childhood Vaccinations, Lab Capacity Dashboard, Binax NOW Testing Plan  October 13, 2020
> COVID-19 Update: Updated County Risk Levels, Nursing Homes Visitation Order, Women's Enterprise Certification  October 8, 2020
> COVID-19 Update: Hospital Admissions, Quarantine Study, PPE Manufacturing  October 6, 2020
> COVID-19 Update: September Summary, Prevalence Testing, Updated Risk Levels, Worker Upskilling  October 1, 2020
> COVID-19 Update: Wastewater Testing, Ohio Medicaid Overhaul, IMAP  September 29, 2020
> Health Order Signed  September 25, 2020
> COVID-19 Update: Higher Education Screening, Indoor Visitation, Sports Order Modification  September 24, 2020
> Health Order Signed  September 23, 2020
> COVID-19 Update: Demographic Dashboard, Contact Tracing, Mask Donation  September 22, 2020
> COVID-19 Update: Updated County Risk Levels, New Data Dashboards, Response Guide for Migrant and Seasonal Farmworkers, Lost Wages Assistance, and Halloween Guidance  September 17, 2020
> COVID-19 Update: Nursing Homes and Assisted Living Facilities Testing Update, Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame Inductees Announced, and Ohio To Work Initiative Begins   September 15, 2020
> COVID-19 Update: Flu Shots, Updated County Risk Levels, Suicide Prevention, New ODH Director  September 10, 2020
> COVID-19 Update: Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer Program, Non-Congregate Sheltering Order, Sports Spectator Variance   September 8, 2020
> Health Order Signed  September 4, 2020
> COVID-19 Update: School Reporting Order, Wastewater Monitoring  September 3, 2020
> COVID-19 Update: Labor Day Precautions, New Traffic Safety Efforts, Broadband Connectivity  September 1, 2020
> Health Order Signed  August 31, 2020
> COVID-19 Update: K-12 Case Reporting, Sports Order Modification  August 27, 2020
> COVID-19 Update: Sports Order Variance Process, Entertainment Venue Order  August 25, 2020
 > COVID-19 Update: Governor DeWine Announces Additional Reopening Guidelines  August 21, 2020
> Health Order Signed  August 21, 2020
> COVID-19 Update: Reopening of Adult Day Care/Senior Centers, New Testing Initiative, BWC Dividend and Mask Distribution, PPE for Boards of Election  August 20, 2020
> Sports Health Order Signed  August 19, 2020
> COVID-19 Update: Sports Health Order, Georgetown Veterans Home, Ohio Governor's Imagination Library,
Women's Suffrage Centennial
  August 18, 2020
> COVID-19 Update: Improving Minority Health, Updated County Risk Levels  August 13, 2020
> COVID-19 Update: Return to School, Increase in Cases in Younger Populations  August 11, 2020
> COVID-19 Update: School Broadband Connectivity  August 7, 2020
> COVID-19 Update: Masks in Schools, Rapid Testing, Community Spread and Spread from Faith-Based Settings, Dr. Amy Acton  August 4, 2020
> Health Order Signed  July 30, 2020
> COVID-19 Update: Liquor Sale and On-Premises Consumption Limits, Mass Gathering Order, Updated Risk Levels  July 30, 2020
> COVID-19 Update: Child Care Ratios to be Lifted, Additional Restrictions Announced for Local Fairs  July 28, 2020
> COVID-19 Update: Statewide Facial Covering Order Signed  July 23, 2020
> COVID-19 Update: Eight Counties Increase to Red Alert Level Three, Importance of Self-Quarantines, Broadband Expansion  July 23, 2020
> COVID-19 Update: Governor DeWine Issues Statewide Mask Order, Travel Warning  July 22, 2020
> Health Order Signed  July 17, 2020
> COVID-19 Update: 19 Red Alert Level Three Counties, Executive Order, PPE Manufacturing Grants  July 16, 2020
> Governor DeWine Implores Ohioans to Unite to Prevent Spread of Covid-19  July 15, 2020
> COVID-19 Update: New Risk Levels, Higher Education Guidance, Funding for Schools, Homelessness Grant, IMAP Launch, SharedWork Program, Plasma Donation  July 9, 2020
> Health Order Signed  July 8, 2020
> COVID-19 Update: Face Coverings to be Required in High-Risk Counties  July 7, 2020
> COVID-19 Update: School Guidelines, Public Health Advisory System  July 2, 2020
> COVID-19 Update: Increases in Hospitalizations and Positivity Rate, Counties of Concern, Nursing Home Visitation, Order Extension  June 29, 2020
> COVID-19 Update: Increase in Positive Cases, 2-1-1  June 25, 2020
> COVID-19 Update: Public Awareness Campaigns, Fireworks, Criminal Justice Grants  June 23, 2020
> COVID-19 Update: Case Increases in Children and in Southwest Ohio, PPE Readiness Stockpile, Good Cause, OhioMeansJobs, Resuming Sports Phase II  June 18, 2020
> DeWine, Yost Press Release: Governor DeWine, Attorney General Yost Announce Plans for Meaningful Law Enforcement Reform  June 17, 2020
> COVID-19 Update: Basic Reproduction Number, Pop-Up Sites, Multi-System Youth Grant  June 16, 2020
> Health Order Signed  June 16, 2020
> COVID-19 Update: Testing Expansion, R0 in Ohio, Place of Worship Best Practices, New Role for Dr. Acton, ODJFS Employment/Training Grant  June 11, 2020
> COVID-19 Update: Mass Protest Standard, Office of Law Enforcement Recruitment, PPE Update, GOJO Expansion  June 9, 2020
> COVID-19 Update: Additional Reopening Dates, Order Signed, Ohio National Guard  June 5, 2020
> Ohio Department of Health - Encouraging Expanded COVID-19 Testing  June 4, 2020
> COVID-19 Update: Governor Announces Orders to Reopen Certain Facilities  June 4, 2020
> COVID-19 Update: Disparity, K-12 Reopening, Medical Procedures, Funding Opportunities for Business  June 2, 2020
> Health Order Signed  May 30, 2020
> Health Orders Signed  May 29, 2020
> COVID-19 Update: Testing, Assisted Living Visitation, Premium Deferrals, Fairs  May 28, 2020
> COVID-19 Update: Congregate Care Unified Response Teams  May 26, 2020
> Health Orders Signed  May 22, 2020
> COVID-19 Update: Efforts to Improve Minority Health, New Sector Openings  May 21, 2020
> Health Orders Signed  May 21, 2020
> COVID-19 Update: Ohioans Protecting Ohioans Urgent Health Advisory  May 19, 2020
> COVID-19 Update: Safety Checks, Twin Valley Update, Veterans Home Update  May 18, 2020
> COVID-19 Update: New Responsible RestartOhio Opening Dates  May 14, 2020
> COVID-19 Update: Pandemic EBT, Additional Services to Reopen, Staying Connected  May 12, 2020
> COVID-19 Update: Reopening of Restaurants, Bars, and Personal Care Services  May 7, 2020
> State of Ohio Emergency Operations Center Memorandum: PPE Distribution Including Deathcare Industry  May 6, 2020
> Ohio Department of Commerce: Cemeteries Responsible Restart Guidance  May 5, 2020
> COVID-19 Update: State Budget Impact  May 5, 2020
> COVID-19 Update: Testing Priority, Ohio BMVs  May 4, 2020
> ODH and OEPA: Recommendations for Water Supply Flushing and Guidance for Premise Plumbing Water Service Restoration  May 4, 2020
> COVID-19 Update: Advisory Groups on Restaurants and Personal Services  May 1, 2020
> COVID-19 Update: Governor DeWine Announces "Stay Safe Ohio Order"  May 1, 2020
> COVID-19 Update: Prison PPE, ODRC Update  April 30, 2020
> COVID-19 Update: PPE Delivery, Employee Face Covering Exceptions, Criminal Justice Grants, Class of 2020 Graduation  April 29, 2020
> COVID-19 Update: Face Coverings; Advisory Groups on Restaurants, Barbershops, and Salons  April 28, 2020
> COVID-19 Update: Governor DeWine Announces Details of Ohio's Responsible RestartOhio Plan  April 27, 2020
> COVID-19 Update: Reagent and Testing Swabs, Contact Tracing, Foster Care  April 24, 2020
> COVID-19 Update: How Environmental Changes Impact Health Risk  April 23, 2020
> COVID-19 Update: Elective Surgery Order, Mental Health CareLine  April 22, 2020
> COVID-19 Update: FDA Reagent Approval, Testing Strike Team, Fair Waiver, JobsOhio Banking Partnership, Dividend Checks  April 21, 2020
> COVID-19 Update: K-12 Schools to Remain Closed, Minority Health Strike Force, Data Collection, Private Lab Testing  April 20, 2020
> COVID-19 Update: Recovery Phase, Inmate Testing  April 17, 2020
> COVID-19 Update: Governor DeWine Discussed State's Plan for Reopening Businesses, Regional Coalition Formed  April 16, 2020
> COVID-19 Update: Recommendations of the Ohio Funeral Directors Association to Facilitate the Transfer of Deceased Patients
from Nursing Homes, Long Term Care, and Hospice Facilities
 April 16, 2020
> COVID-19 Update: Deferred Elective Procedures, CARES Act Payments, 1099 Unemployment Claims, First Responder PPE,
Testing Partnership, Prison Update, Census 2020
 April 15, 2020
> COVID-19 Update: Medicaid Waiver Application, First Responder Safety, Essential Job Openings  April 14, 2020
> COVID-19 Update: Nursing Home Order, Liquor Sales, TANF Funding, Rapid Testing, Prison Update  April 13, 2020
> COVID-19 Update: Eased Medicaid Restrictions, N95 Sterilization, Distillery-Made Hand Sanitizer, Food Trucks at Rest Areas, New Data Reporting  April 10, 2020 
> COVID-19 Update: PPE Manufacturing, Convalescent Plasma  April 9, 2020
> COVID-19 Update: Continue Staying Home, Correction Officer Death, PPE Sterilization, Child Abuse Reports, Proposed $1.6 Billion Dividend for Employers  April 8, 2020
> COVID-19 Update: Liquor Sales, Office of Small Business Relief, Ohio Prisons, SNAP Payments  April 7, 2020
> COVID-19 Update: Sites Selected for Enhanced Hospital Capacity, Ohio National Guard to Assist Federal Prison, Dispute Resolution Commission Now Active  April 6, 2020
> COVID-19 Update: Ohioans Encouraged to Wear Cloth Masks in Public, TeleHealth Executive Order, New Wi-Fi Hotspot Locator  April 4, 2020
> COVID-19 Update: Testing Supplies, PPE Sanitizing, Inmate Release Recommendation, Remote Learning Guide  April 3, 2020
> COVID-19 Update: Ohio Stay at Home Order Extended Through May 1  April 2, 2020
> COVID-19 Update: PPE Manufacturing, Testing Order, Click and Connect, Foreclosure Prevention  April 1, 2020
> COVID-19 Update: Ohio Takes Inventory of Ventilators, Issues Emergency Connection Order, Extends State Telework Order  March 31, 2020
> COVID-19 Update: Governor DeWine Extends School Closure Order  March 30, 2020
> COVID-19 Update: Governor DeWine, Lt. Governor Husted Thank FDA for Approval of Use of Battelle Technology  March 29, 2020
> COVID-19 Update: Guidelines for Essential Businesses and Operations Employers  March 28, 2020
> COVID-19 Update: Governor DeWine Signs House Bill 197  March 27, 2020
> COVID-19 Update: Find Your Local Health District  March 23, 2020
> COVID-19 Update: New Restrictions Placed on Day Cares for Children  March 23, 2020
> Health Orders Signed: Ohio Department of Health Director's Stay At Home Order  March 23, 2020
COVID-19 Update: Applications Being Accepted for Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program  March 20, 2020
> COVID-19 Update: Ohio Department of Health Director's Order on Mass Gatherings  March 18, 2020
"This Order does not apply to and/or excludes religious gatherings, gatherings for the purpose of the expression of
First Amendment protected speech, weddings and funerals."
COVID-19 Update: For Those of You Trying to Take Exams: please click here  March 17, 2020
COVID-19 Update: NFDA Situation Update  March 13, 2020
COVID-19 Update: NFDA Special Bulletin: CDC Releases Practical COVID-19 Guidance for Funeral Directors  March 12, 2020
COVID-19 Update: Governor DeWine Recommends Limiting Large Indoor Gatherings  March 11, 2020
COVID-19 Update: Interim Guidance for Deathcare Workers and Employers  March 11, 2020