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Governor's Office COVID-19 Update | April 6, 2020

Below are the updates from the April 6, 2020 press conference with Governor DeWine, Lt. Governor Husted, and Dr. Acton.

 

 

Governor's Office COVID-19 Update | April 6, 2020

 

Below are the updates from the April 6, 2020 press conference with Governor DeWine, Lt. Governor Husted, and Dr. Acton. Tomorrow’s press conference is scheduled for 2:00 PM. You can watch this on the Ohio Channel, Ohio Public TV (PBS stations), and other Columbus-based outlets.

 

  • The amended Stay at Home order went into effect Monday, April 6, 2020) at midnight, including the new Dispute Resolution Commission. There are new requirements for retailers in this order, including determining a maximum number of customers allowed in the store to account for proper physical distancing. The permitted occupancy must also be posted.      A copy of the order and a summary document is attached.

 

  • The Dispute Resolution Commission will evaluate and render guidance in situations where two local health departments have come to a different conclusion for similar businesses on what is or is not an essential business. To submit a dispute, fill out this Dispute Resolution Form and submit it to [email protected].       Attached is more information.

  • Under the Stay at Home order, all travelers arriving to Ohio are instructed to voluntarily self-quarantine for 14 days. This does not apply to persons who as part of their normal life live in one state and work or gain essential services in another state. Visitors are instructed not to travel to Ohio if they are displaying symptoms.

  • Seven inmates at the Elkton Federal Correctional Institution in Columbiana County have tested positive for COVID-19 and dozens more have showed symptoms. There have been three deaths. This is not a state facility, but Governor DeWine has authorized the Ohio National Guard to assist until more federal support arrives.

 

  • Additionally, Governor DeWine announced that Ohio may release some of the state’s inmates after five prisoners at the Marion Correctional Institution and other state correctional institutions have tested positive for COVID-19. Prisoners under consideration for early release include those who are serving time for a nonviolent offense and those who might be getting close to a release date. There will be more information on this tomorrow.

  • Ohioans can apply for unemployment benefits online 24 hours a day, seven days a week, at unemployment.ohio.gov. It is also possible to file by phone at 877-644-6562 or TTY at 888- 642-8203, Monday through Friday 7 am to 7 pm and 9 am to 1 pm on Saturdays. Employers with questions should email [email protected].

 

 

 

As always, Coronavirus.Ohio.Gov and the Department of Health hotline, 1-833-4-ASK-ODH are great resources for those who have questions.

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