Welcome to the Ohio Emergency Management Agency

Skip Navigation

Please Note that you are viewing the non-styled version of the Ohio Emergency Management Agency website. Either your browser does not support Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) or it is disabled. We suggest upgrading your browser to the latest version of your favorite Internet browser.

Ohio Emergency Management Agency

ODPS Ohio Emergency Management Agency COVID-19 Releases


    COVID-19 News

08.06.2021:  COVID-19 Update: Vaccinations Increasing, Delta Variant, Local Efforts Encouraged

06.24.2021:  COVID-19 Update: Vax-a-Million Winners, Youth Vaccinations, Death Data

06.17.2021:  COVID-19 Update: State of Emergency to be Lifted; Vax-A-Million Winners

06.05.2021:  Ohio Reports Fewer than 50 COVID-19 Cases Per 100,000 Residents

06.03.2021:  COVID-19 Update: Vax-A-Million Winners, Status of Vaccinations in Ohio

06.01.2021:  Governor Announces Health Orders Rescinded

06.01.2021:  Governor DeWine Reminds Unvaccinated Ohioans to Continue Wearing Masks

05.24.2021:  COVID-19 Update: Vax-A-Million, Medicaid Vaccine Uptake, Isolation/Quarantine

05.17.2021:  COVID-19 Update: New Health Order, Youth Vaccination FAQs, Vax-A-Million Update, Resources for Ohio Employers

05.14.2021:  Gov. DeWine’s Statement on New CDC Mask Guidance

05.13.2021:  Ohio Vax-a-Million, Kids Vaccination, Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation

05.12.2021:  Governor DeWine Announces Vaccine Incentives, End Date for Health Orders

05.12.2021:  Gov. Announces Vaccinations Available to Youth in Ohio, Wolstein Center Vaccination Update

05.06.2021:  Ohio's Mass Vaccination Clinic in Cleveland to Offer Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Next Week

05.03.2021:  COVID-19 Update: Nursing Home & Assisted Living Employee Testing Exemption; Homebound Vaccination Plan

04.27.2021:  COVID-19 Update: Quarantine Health Order, Mass Vaccination Clinic, Economic Update

04.27.2021:  Governor Announces Health Orders Removing Restrictions Signed

04.23.2021:  Vaccine Providers Permitted to Resume Johnson & Johnson Vaccinations in Ohio

04.21.2021:  Vaccinations & Virus Spread, Unemployment System Enhancements, Law Enforcement Reform Efforts

04.15.2021:  COVID-19 Update: Variant Spread, Vaccination Opportunities, Inclusive Employer Toolkit

04.13.2021:  COVID-19 Update: Johnson & Johnson Vaccine

04.08.2021:  COVID-19 Update: Economic Recovery, Unemployment Insurance, Case Increases, Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome

04.05.2021:  Condensed Health Order, High School Vaccinations, OhioRISE

04.01.2021:  COVID-19 Update: Higher Education and Workplace Vaccinations, Increase in Variant Spread

03.25.2021:  COVID-19 Update: Regional Mass Vaccination Sites, Vaccine Maintenance Program, BMV Website Redesign

03.22.2021:  COVID-19 Update: Nursing Home and Assisted Living Visitation, Vaccination Appointment Booking

03.18.2021:  COVID-19 Update: Declining Statewide Case Rate, Indoor Air Quality Assistance Program, Special Election Scheduled

03.14.2021:  Thousands of Additional Cleveland Mass Vaccination Appointments to Open Monday

03.11.2021:  COVID-19 Update: Nursing Home Visitation, Statewide Case Rate, Rapid Testing, County Fairs

03.10.2021:  Gov. DeWine Announces Cincinnati, Columbus Pop-Up Mass Vaccination Sites

03.08.2021:  COVID-19 Update: Vaccination Phase 1D and Phase 2B, Centralized Vaccination Scheduling Tool

03.05.2021:  Gov. DeWine and FEMA Announce 15 Regional Mass Vaccination Sites to Open Across Ohio

03.02.2021:  Heath Orders Regarding Mass Gatherings, Sports, Entertainment Venues Signed

03.01.2021:  COVID-19 Update: Vaccination Phase 1C and Phase2

02.25.2021:  COVID-19 Update: Spring Events, Provider Expansion, New Health Equity Website

02.23.2021:  COVID-19 Update: Nursing Home Visitation, Progression of Vaccine Eligibility

02.18.2021:  COVID-19 Update: Vaccine Maintenance Program, Nursing Home Visitation, Phase 1B Medical Conditions

02.16.2021:  COVID-19 Update: Weather Delays, Central Scheduling, Virtual Townhalls

02.11.2021:  COVID-19 Update: Vaccine Distribution, Nursing Home Cases Drop, ApprenticeOhio Milestone

02.11.2021:  Health Amended Order Reopening Food Service Stations Signed

02.09.2021:  COVID-19 Update: K-12 Progress, Rent Assistance, Ongoing Nursing Home Vaccination Plan

02.04.2021:  COVID-19 Update: New ODJFS Public-Private Partnership Team

02.02.2021:  COVID-19 Update: Vaccine Equity

01.29.2021:  Vaccination Schedule for Ohio Schools Announced

01.28.2021:  COVID-19 Update: K-12 Staff Vaccinations, Pandemic Impacts on K-12 Kids

01.27.2021:  Health Order Signed Reducing Curfew by One Hour

01.26.2021:  COVID-19 Update: Curfew & Vaccine Updates, Senior Housing Clinics

01.21.2021:  COVID-19 Update: Phase 1B Vaccinations, Rapid Test, Curfew Extension

01.19.2021:  COVID-19 Update: 1B Timeline, K-12 Schools, Cybersecurity, Ohio Department of Insurance

01.19.2021:  COVID-19 Update: Phase 1B Vaccinations, Nursing Home Vaccinations, County Data

01.12.2021:  COVID-19 Update: Phase 1B Timeline

01.07.2021:  COVID-19 UPDATE: U.S. Capitol Breach, County Data, Phase 1B Vaccinations

01.05.2021:  COVID-19 Update: Vaccination Phases, Nursing Home Vaccinations, Virus Variant, Vaccine Redistribution

12.30.2020:  COVID-19 Update: School Quarantine Guidance Change, Curfew Extension, Bar and Restaurant Grants Still Available

12.21.2020:  COVID-19 Update: Thanksgiving Mobility, Upcoming Holidays, Ohio National Guard Waiver

12.17.2020:  COVID-19 Update: Vaccines, New Advisory System Map, New Nurse PSAs

12.16.2020:  COVID-19 Update: Vaccinations Continue in Ohio, Local Health Department Vaccination Guidance

12.15.2020:  COVID-19 Update: Vaccinations Begin in Ohio

12.11.2020:  COVID-19 Update: Stay Safe Ohio Protocol, Curfew Extension, Sports Variance

12.7.2020:  COVID-19 Update: Antigen Testing, K-12 Education Update, DataOhio Portal

12.7.2020:  Governor DeWine Urges Congress to Pass Additional COVID-19 Relief

12.4.2020:  COVID-19 Update: Phase 1 Vaccination Distribution Plan, Quarantine Guidance

12.4.2020:  ODH Updated Quarantine Guidance

12.3.2020:  COVID-19 Update: Increasing Positivity Rate; New Retail Compliance Unit Dashboard

12.1.2020:  Governor Visits RSS Warehouse Site as State Prepares for Vaccine Distribution

11.30.2020:   COVID-19 Update: 5,060 Hospitalizations, New Indoor Air Quality Program

11.24.2020:  COVID-19 Update: Governor DeWine Urges Ohioans to Safely Celebrate the Thanksgiving Holiday

11.23.2020:  COVID-19 Update: Record Number of Hospital Admissions

11.19.2020:  Ohio Dept. of Health Order Signed, Encouraging Ohioans to Stay Home

11.19.2020:  COVID-19 Update: Critical Hospitalization Levels, New Childcare Dashboards

11.18.2020:  COVID-19 Update: 21-Day Statewide Curfew

11.12.2020:  COVID-19 Update: New Zip Code, Flu Dashboards; $30 Million to Assist Ohio Health Departments

11.11.2020:  Gov. DeWine Calls on Ohioans to Recommit to Safety Practices, Announces New Mask, Social Distancing Orders

11.9.2020:  COVID-19 Update: Unprecedented Spike in Hospital Admissions

11.5.2020:  COVID-19 Update: Record-Breaking Cases & Hospitalizations, Statewide High Incidence, New ODH Administrative Structure

10.29.2020:  COVID-19 Update: Record-Breaking Cases, COVID Defense Teams

10.27.2020:  COVID-19 Update: Updated County Risk Levels, Election Update

10.23.2020:  Governor DeWine Announces CARES Act Funding to Support Small Businesses, Nonprofits, and Ohioans Impacted by COVID-19

10.22.2020:  COVID-19 Update: Take This Seriously and Don't Let Up

10.20.2020:  COVID-19 Update: Record-Breaking Hospitalizations, $1.3 Billion for Ohio Businesses, Spread from Social Gatherings

10.15.2020:  COVID-19 Update: Updated County Risk Levels, Increased Spread in Cases

10.13.2020:  COVID-19 Update: Increasing Cases, Childhood Vaccinations, Lab Capacity Dashboard, BinaxNOW Testing Plan

10.08.2020:   COVID-19 Update: Updated County Risk Levels, Nursing Homes Visitation Order, Women's Enterprise Certification

10.06.2020:  COVID-19 Update: Hospital Admissions, Quarantine Study, PPE Manufacturing

10.01.2020:  COVID-19 Update: September Summary, Prevalence Testing, Updated Risk Levels, Worker Upskilling

08.28.2020:  September is NPM - Disasters Don't Wait. Make Your Plan Today.

08.25.2020:  COVID-19 Update: Sports Order Variance Process, Entertainment Venue Order

08.20.2020:   COVID-19 Update: Reopening of Adult Day Care/Senior Centers, New Testing Initiative, BWC Dividend and Mask Distribution, PPE for Boards of Election

08.18.2020:   COVID-19 Update: Sports Health Order, Georgetown Veterans Home, Ohio Governor's Imagination Library, Women's Suffrage Centennial

08.13.2020:   COVID-19 Update: Improving Minority Health, Updated County Risk Levels

08.11.2020:   COVID-19 Update: Return to School, Increase in Cases in Younger Populations

08.07.2020:  COVID-19 Update: School Broadband Connectivity

08.04.2020:   COVID-19 Update: Masks in Schools, Rapid Testing, Community Spread and Spread from Faith-Based Settings, Dr. Amy Acton

07.30.2020:   Health Order Signed Limiting County Fairs to Junior Fair Activities

07.30.2020:   COVID-19 Update: Liquor Sale and On-Premises Consumption Limits, Mass Gathering Order, Updated Risk Levels

07.28.2020:   COVID-19 Update: Child Care Ratios to be Lifted, Additional Restrictions Announced for Local Fairs

07.23.2020:   COVID-19 Update: Eight Counties Increase to Red Alert Level Three, Importance of Self-Quarantines, Broadband Expansion

07.23.2020:   Statewide Facial Covering Order Signed

07.22.2020:   Governor DeWine Issues Statewide Mask Order, Travel Warning

07.16.2020:   COVID-19 Update - 19 Red Alert Level 3 Counties, Executive Order, PPE Manufacturing Grants

07.15.2020:   Gov. DeWine Implores Ohioans to Unite to Prevent Spread of COVID-19

07.09.2020:   COVID-19 Update - New Risk Levels, Higher Education Guidance, Funding for Schools, Homelessness Grant, IMAP Launch, SharedWork Program, Plasma Donation

07.08.2020:   Director's Orders Signed for Facial Coverings

07.07.2020:   COVID-19 Update - Face Coverings To Be Required in High-Risk Counties

07.07.2020:   Lt. Gov. Husted Announces Short-Term "Return to Play" Guidelines for Sports, Launches Campaign to Engage Young Ohioans

07.02.2020:   COVID-19 Update - School Guidelines, Public Health Advisory System

06.29.2020:   COVID-19 Update - Increases in Hospitalizations and Positivity Rate, Counties of Concern, Nursing Home Visitation, Order Extension

06.25.2020:   COVID-19 Update: Increase in Positive Cases, 2-1-1

06.23.2020:   COVID-19 Update: Public Awareness Campaigns, Fireworks, Criminal Justice Grants

06.16.2020:   COVID-19 UPDATE: Basic Reproduction Number, Pop-Up Sites, Multi-System Youth Grant

06.12.2020:   COVID-19 UPDATE: Testing Expansion, R0 in Ohio, Place of Worship Best Practices, New Role for Dr. Acton, ODJFS Employment/Training Grant

06.09.2020:   UPDATE: Mass Protest Standard, Office of Law Enforcement Recruitment, PPE Update, GOJO Expansion

06.05.2020:   UPDATE: Additional Reopening Dates, Order Signed, Ohio National Guard

06.02.2020:   UPDATE: Disparity, K-12 Reopening, Medical Procedures, Funding Opportunities for Businesses

05.28.2020:   COVID-19 Update: Testing, Assisted Living Visitation, Premium Deferrals, Fairs

05.26.2020:   COVID-19 Update: Congregate Care Unified Response Teams

05.22.2020:   Governor Announces New Health Orders Signed May 22

05.21.2020:   COVID-19 Update - Efforts to Improve Minority Health, New Sector Openings

05.20.2020:   Governor Announces New Health Orders Signed

05.19.2020:   COVID-19 Update: Ohioans Protecting Ohioans Urgent Health Advisory

05.18.2020:   COVID-19 Update: Safety Checks, Twin Valley Update, Veterans Home Update

05.14.2020:   COVID-19 Update: New Responsible RestartOhio Opening Dates

05.13.2020:   Ohio Receives Remdesivir to be Distributed Statewide

05.12.2020:   COVID-19 Update: Pandemic EBT, Additional Services to Reopen, Staying Connected

05.07.2020:   COVID-19 Update: Reopening of Restaurants, Bars, and Personal Care Services

05.05.2020:   COVID-19 Update: State Budget Impact

05.04.2020:   COVID-19 Update: Testing Priority, Ohio BMVs

05.01.2020:   Governor DeWine Announces ‘Stay Safe Ohio’ Order

04.30.2020:   COVID-19 Update: Prison PPE, ODRC Update

04.29.2020:   PPE Delivery, Employee Face-Covering Exceptions, Criminal Justice Grants, Class of 2020 Graduation

04.28.2020:   Face Coverings, Advisory Groups on Restaurants, Barbershops & Salons

04.27.2020:   Gov. DeWine Announces Details of Ohio's Responsible RestartOhio Plan

04.24.2020:   COVID-19 Update: Reagent and Testing Swabs, Contact Tracing, Foster Care

04.23.2020:   COVID-19 Update - How Environmental Changes Impact Health Risk

04.22.2020:   COVID-19 Update: Elective Surgery Order, Mental Health CareLine

04.21.2020:   COVID-19 Update: FDA Reagent Approval, Testing Strike Team, Fair Wavier, JobsOhio Banking Partnership, Dividend Checks

04.20.2020:   K-12 Schools to Remain Closed, Minority Health Strike Force, Data Collection, Private Lab Testing

04.17.2020:  COVID-19 Update: Recovery Phase, Inmate Testing

04.16.2020:   COVID-19 Update: Governor DeWine Discussed State's Plan for Reopening Businesses, Regional Coalition Formed

04.15.2020:   COVID-19 Update: Deferred Elective Procedures, CARES Act Payments, 1099 Unemployment Claims, First Responder PPE, Testing Partnership, Prison Update, Census 2020

04.13.2020:   COVID-19 Update: Nursing Home Order, Liquor Sales, TANF Funding, Rapid Testing, Prison Update

04.10.2020:   COVID-19 Update: Eased Medicaid Restrictions, N95 Sterilization, Distillery-Made Hand Sanitizer, Food Trucks at Rest Areas, New Data Reporting

04.09.2020:   COVID-19 Update: PPE Manufacturing, Convalescent Plasma

04.08.2020:   COVID-19 Update: Continue Staying Home, Correction Officer Death, PPE Sterilization, Child Abuse Reports, Proposed $1.6 Billion Dividend for Employers

04.07.2020:   COVID-19 Update: Liquor Sales, Office of Small Business Relief, Ohio Prisons, SNAP Payments

04.06.2020:   Sites Selected for Enhanced Hospital Capacity; ONG to Assist Federal Prison; Dispute Resolution Commission Now Active

04.04.2020:   Ohioans Encouraged to Wear Cloth Masks in Public; Governor Signs Telehealth EO; New WiFi Hotspot Locator

04.03.2020:   COVID-19 Update: Testing Supplies; PPE Sanitizing; Inmate Release Recommendation; Remote Learning Guide

04.02.2020:   Ohio Stay at Home Order Extended Through May 1

04.01.2020:   COVID-19 Update: PPE Manufacturing, Testing Order, Click   Connect, Foreclosure Prevention

03.31.2020:   Ohio Dept. of Health Receives All Allocated PPE from Strategic National Stockpile

03.31.2020:   Ohio Takes Inventory of Ventilators; Issues Emergency Connection Order; Extends Telework Order

03.30.2020:   Gov. DeWine Extends School Closure Order

03.30.2020:   Ohio EMA Warns about Scam Phone Calls

03.29.2020:   Governor, Lt. Governor Thank FDA for Approval of Use of Battelle Technology

03.29.2020:   Gov. DeWine, Lt. Gov. Husted express disappointment in FDA's decision to limit use of Battelle Technology

03.28.2020:   Gov. DeWine makes plea to FDA; Releases list of needed PPE

03.27.2020:   Gov. DeWine signs House Bill 197

03.26.2020:   Gov. DeWine, Pres. Obhof, Speaker Householder Announce Postponement of State of the State Address

03.26.2020:   Personal Protective Equipment Needed; New COVID-19 Data Dashboard Unveiled

03.25.2020:   Gov. DeWine's Statement on House Bill 197

03.23.2020:   Gov. DeWine Orders Hiring Freeze for State Agencies, Boards and Commissions

03.22.2020:   Ohio Issues “Stay at Home” Order; New Restrictions Placed on Child Daycares

03.21.2020:   Adult Day Services to Close; BWC Payments Deferred; Trucking Waivers Issued

03.21.2020:   Governor, Lt. Governor Statements Honoring State Rep. Dan Manning

03.20.2020:   Ohio Records First COVID-19 Death; Senior Centers, Adult Day Cares to Close

03.19.2020:   SBA Applications Being Accepted for Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program; DeWine Signs Order Expanding Telehealth Services for Medicaid Recipients

03.19.2020:  (SBA NR) SBA Offers Disaster Assistance to Ohio Small Businesses Economically Impacted by COVID-19

03.19.2020:  (SBA in Spanish) La SBA Ofrece asistencia en caso de desastre a las pequenas empresas de Ohio afectadas economicamente por el COVID-19

03.17.2020:   Joint Statement from Gov. DeWine and Secretary LaRose (7:31 pm)

Elective Surgeries Postponed in Ohio Hospitals (7:09 pm)

Ohio Dept. of Health issues order on closure of polling locations (11 pm)

Statement from Ohio Governor Mike DeWine on the March 17 Election (10:09 pm)

Joint Statement from Gov. DeWine and Secretary LaRose on Ohio Primary (9:04 pm)

EMAO News Release: State Orders Bars, Restaurants Closed during Outbreak

03.15.2020:   Gov. News Release: Business, Community Leaders Praise Efforts to Slow Spread of COVID-19

03.15.2020:   Gov. DeWine Orders Ohio Bars & Restaurants to Close

03.14.2020:   Gov. DeWine Provides COVID-19 Update

03.12.2020:   Ohio Bans Mass Gatherings of 100 or More

03.12.2020:   Gov. DeWine Announces School Closures

03.11.2020:   Gov. DeWine Announces Fourth Confirmed COVID-19 Case; Limits Access to Nursing Homes, Assisted Living Facilities

03.10.2020:   Gov. DeWine Recommends Limiting Large Indoor Gatherings

03.09.2020:   Gov. DeWine Signs Emergency Order Regarding Coronavirus Response