2020-04-08

Yost Files Suit Against PPE Price Gougers Who Sold N95 Masks for Nearly 18 Times the Retail Price

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As the state faces a critical shortage of personal protective equipment, Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost today filed a lawsuit against an individual from northeast Ohio and his co-conspirators for hoarding N95 respirator masks and selling them online for nearly 18 times the retail price. Mario F. Salwan, of Chagrin Falls, and others operated an online store on eBay under […]

COVID-19 Update: Nursing Home Order, Liquor Sales, TANF Funding, Rapid Testing, Prison Update

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Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, Lt. Governor Jon Husted, and Dr. Amy Acton, MD, MPH, provided the following updates on Ohio’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  NURSING HOME ORDER:  Governor DeWine announced today that the Ohio Department of Health issued an order requiring long-term care facilities to notify residents and families within 24 hours of a resident or staff member testing positive […]

New Guidance about COVID-19 Economic Impact Payments for Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Beneficiaries

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The Treasury Department launched a new web tool allowing quick registration for Economic Impact Payments for eligible individuals who do not normally file a tax return, and also announced that it would begin making automatic payments.  However, for some people receiving benefits from the Social Security Administration–specifically those who have dependent children under the age of 17–it is to their […]

COVID-19 Update: Eased Medicaid Restrictions, N95 Sterilization, Distillery-Made Hand Sanitizer, Food Trucks at Rest Areas, New Data Reporting

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Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, Lt. Governor Jon Husted, and Dr. Amy Acton, MD, MPH, provided the following updates on Ohio’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  MEDICAID:  Governor DeWine announced that Medicaid, the managed care plans, and MyCare Ohio plans have come together to remove barriers for members receiving Medicaid benefits during this crisis. “These groups have collaborated to maintain the […]

COVID-19 Update: PPE Manufacturing, Convalescent Plasma

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Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, Lt. Governor Jon Husted, and Dr. Amy Acton, MD, MPH, provided the following updates on Ohio’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Thursday, April 9. PPE PROCUREMENT AND MANUFACTURING: Governor DeWine announced that through the Ohio Manufacturing Alliance, 19 manufacturers have partnered with three hospital groups to begin large scale production of face shields. Over the next […]

OHSAA Update on Spring Sports

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The following is an April 8 memo sent to school administrators from Jerry Snodgrass, OHSAA director, and posted on the OHSAA website: To:         All OHSAA Member Schools’ Superintendents, Principals and Athletic Administrators From:    Jerry Snodgrass, Executive Director Pupil Activity Coaching Permits We will continue to monitor the status of spring seasons as well as summer facility availability as it relates […]

Henry County Has First Case of COVID-19

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The Henry County Health Department reported its first case of a county resident testing positive for COVID-19. The press release is attached – just click on the link.-Posted 3.8, 11:15 am 202004081107

COVID-19 Update: Continue Staying Home, Correction Officer Death, PPE Sterilization, Child Abuse Reports, Proposed $1.6 Million Dividend for Employers

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Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, Lt. Governor Jon Husted, and Dr. Amy Acton, MD, MPH, today thanked Ohioans who are staying home to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and urged everyone to continue their efforts. “The fear I have when we have silent victories is that people will start to say that COVID-19 was never there to begin with or that […]

COVID-19 Update: Liquor Sales, Office of Small Business Relief, Ohio Prisons, SNAP Payments

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Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, Lt. Governor Jon Husted, and Dr. Amy Acton, MD, MPH, provided the following updates on Ohio’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. LIQUOR CONTROL COMMISSION VOTE: The Ohio Liquor Control Commission passed an emergency rule to allow establishments with an existing on-premises liquor permit to sell and deliver alcohol, including high-proof liquor in limited quantity, for off-premises […]

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