COVID-19 Information & Resources

Ohio Department of Health Coronavirus Resource Page
The Ohio Department of Health will have updated COVID-19 information and resources for Local Health Districts and Providers

Ohio Department of Health’s Ohioans Protecting Ohioans Urgent Health Advisory
On May 19, the Ohio Department of Health issued their Ohioans Protecting Ohioans Urgent Health Advisory, which replaced the Stay Safe Ohio order. The health order replaces language requiring Ohioans to stay at home with limited exceptions with language that strongly recommends that citizens, especially those who are high-risk, stay at home as much as possible. The order does not change the mass gathering restrictions, which remain at a 10-person limit.

Responsible Restart Ohio Resources

Additional Resources

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Implementation of Mitigation Strategies for Communities with Local COVID-19 Transmission

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: CDC Coronavirus Website

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: CDC Fact Sheet on COVID-19

U.S. Conference of Mayors: COVID-19: What Mayors Need to Know

U.S. Conference of Mayors: CARES Act Resource Center

U.S. Conference of Mayors: Mayors COVID-19 Fiscal Pain Tracker

National League of Cities: Coronavirus Response Resources for Local Leaders

National League of Cities: Seeking FEMA Assistance to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Bloomberg Philanthropies: Coronavirus Local Response Initiative

Bloomberg Philanthropies: Help City Leaders Respond to Coronavirus in the United States

Ohio Municipal League: Coronavirus Disease Resource Page


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WCPO | May 12, 2020

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Akron Beacon Journal | April 18, 2020

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Dayton Daily News | April 17, 2020

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Akron Beacon Journal | March 30, 2020

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Toledo Blade | March 30, 2020

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Cleveland 19 | March 24, 2020

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The Ohio Mayors Alliance | March 22, 2020

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The Morning Journal | March 19, 2020

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The Toledo Blade | March 18, 2020

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WCPO | March 17, 2020

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The Columbus Dispatch | March 16, 2020

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The Ohio Mayors Alliance | March 15, 2020

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Dayton Daily News | March 12, 2020

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Cincinnati Enquirer | March 11, 2020

Mayor John Cranley declares state of emergency in Cincinnati to help prepare for spread of coronavirus

State of Ohio

WOSU | May 19, 2020

Coronavirus In Ohio: DeWine Lifting Stay-At-Home Order

News 5 Cleveland | May 14, 2020

Gov. Mike DeWine announces plan to reopen day cares on May 31

Cincinnati Enquirer | April 27, 2020

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Columbus Dispatch | April 22, 2020

Coronavirus: DeWine intends to restart Ohio economy, but businesses wary | April 9, 2020

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Cincinnati Enquirer | April 8, 2020

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10TV | April 7, 2020

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Dayton Daily News | April 1, 2020

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WANE | March 30, 2020

Ohio school closure extended; FDA OKs mask-sanitizing system

NBC4 | March 29, 2020

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10TV | March 25, 2020

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Columbus Dispatch | March 22, 2020

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Dayton Daily News | March 20, 2020

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10TV | March 15, 2020

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ABC 6 | March 12, 2020

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Cincinnati Enquirer | March 11, 2020

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Columbus Dispatch | March 10, 2020

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Columbus Dispatch | March 10, 2020

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Cincinnati Enquirer | March 8, 2020

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News 5 Cleveland | February 27, 2020

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