COVID-19 Information & Resources

Ohio Mayors Alliance #InThisTogether Messaging Toolkit
We are compiling and creating resources for our cities to use in their communications about community mitigation strategies to slow the spread of COVID-19 and how we can safely reopen our local economies

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

Additional Resources

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: CDC Coronavirus Website

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

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


Ohio's Cities | May 13, 2020

Lakewood’s Small Business Rent Relief fund provides 118 store owners with more than $187,000

WCPO | May 12, 2020

Mayor proposes light fines, not criminal penalties, for retail businesses that don't comply with state health orders

13ABC | May 7, 2020

Toledo establishes grant program to assist very small businesses

Ohio Capital Journal | April 29, 2020

Double-digit cuts a sure thing for Ohio cities, mayors say, full coronavirus impact unknown

The Columbus Dispatch | April 29, 2020

Public safety cuts, tax increases on the table as Ohio cities face budget shortfalls | April 29, 2020

Coronavirus drains Ohio municipal treasuries; Mayors seek federal aid to avoid cuts | April 20, 2020

Parma mayor concerned about city finances related to coronavirus economic downturn

The Columbus Dispatch | April 20, 2020

Central Ohio cities face budget cuts, use of emergency funds

Akron Beacon Journal | April 18, 2020

Dan Horrigan: A plea for the survival of American cities

Dayton Daily News | April 17, 2020

Dayton-area cities brace for income tax loss, cuts from COVID-19

Buzzfeed News | April 11, 2020

Ohio's Coronavirus Outbreak Is Hitting Youngstown Hardest. They're Used To That. | April 9, 2020

Akron gives to relief fund for small businesses

The Columbus Dispatch | April 6, 2020

Coronavirus: Relying on income tax makes Ohio cities vulnerable to economic slowdown

Dayton Daily News | April 4, 2020

Coronavirus: Cities fighting for share of $2T relief packages

Akron Beacon Journal | March 30, 2020

Akron mayor talks to residents about coronavirus impact in first virtual town hall

Toledo Blade | March 30, 2020

City grants loan deferrals to help local businesses survive economic hardship

Toledo Blade | March 25, 2020

Cities like Toledo might get left behind in economic stimulus bill

Cleveland 19 | March 24, 2020

City of Lakewood announces Small Business Rent Relief Fund due to COVID-19 pandemic

The Ohio Mayors Alliance | March 22, 2020

Statement from the Ohio Mayors Alliance Board on Governor DeWine’s Stay at Home Order

The Morning Journal | March 19, 2020

Elyria takes precautions during novel coronavirus pandemic

The Toledo Blade | March 18, 2020

Mayor Kapszukiewicz declares state of emergency in Toledo

WCPO | March 17, 2020

Closed Cincinnati Rec facility repurposed to aid any homeless population needing isolation

The Columbus Dispatch | March 16, 2020

Columbus council approves $1 million emergency fund, tighter airport gun law

The Ohio Mayors Alliance | March 15, 2020

Statement from the Ohio Mayors Alliance on Measures to Stop Further Spread of the Coronavirus

Dayton Daily News | March 12, 2020

City of Dayton declares state of emergency, closes rec centers

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

What's in phase 1 of Ohio's coronavirus reopening plan?

Columbus Dispatch | April 22, 2020

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

6 graphics to explain what we now know about coronavirus in Ohio

Cincinnati Enquirer | April 8, 2020

Coronavirus in Ohio: Ohio is 'squashing' the curve - for now. Peak daily deaths prediction dramatically lowered.

10TV | April 7, 2020

Expanded stay-at-home order for Ohio in effect until May 1

Dayton Daily News | April 1, 2020

Coronavirus: President approves disaster declaration, federal funds for Ohio

WANE | March 30, 2020

Ohio school closure extended; FDA OKs mask-sanitizing system

NBC4 | March 29, 2020

Battelle cleared to sterilize N95 masks at max capacity, operate in other states to fight coronavirus PPE shortage

10TV | March 25, 2020

Ohio lawmakers approve bill addressing coronavirus impact; bill heads to governor's desk | March 25, 2020

6 graphics that help tell Ohio’s coronavirus story

Columbus Dispatch | March 22, 2020

Coronavirus: Ohio issues stay-at-home order, allows only essential businesses and day cares at 6 children per room

Dayton Daily News | March 20, 2020

Coronavirus: Senior centers to close Monday; first death confirmed in Ohio

Dayton Daily News | March 17, 2020

Coronavirus: Ohio polls close as a public health emergency | March 16, 2020

How to apply for Ohio unemployment benefits from home amid coronavirus crisis

10TV | March 15, 2020

Gov. DeWine announces closure of Ohio bars, dine-in restaurants

ABC 6 | March 12, 2020

Gov. DeWine says Ohio schools will have extended spring break due to COVID-19 concerns

Cincinnati Enquirer | March 11, 2020

Coronavirus in Ohio: Pending order will limit spectators at sporting events after 1st case of community spread

Columbus Dispatch | March 10, 2020

DeWine calls on colleges to hold classes remotely; no additional coronavirus cases yet

Columbus Dispatch | March 10, 2020

Coronavirus: Ohio’s health officials have authority to check spread

Cincinnati Enquirer | March 8, 2020

State, local groups taking precautions to prevent at-risk Ohioans from catching coronavirus

News 5 Cleveland | February 27, 2020

Gov. DeWine urges Ohioans to ‘have a sense of urgency,’ create a coronavirus preparedness kit

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