Governor DeWine Signs Emergency Order Regarding Coronavirus Response
The state of emergency was declared after three Ohio residents tested positive
Today, March 9, 2020, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine took a number of actions in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19). He signed Executive Order 2020-01D, declaring a state of emergency in Ohio to protect the well-being of Ohioans from the dangerous effects of COVID-19.
The state of emergency allows state departments and agencies to better coordinate in their response. In addition, DeWine partially activated the state Emergency Operations Center at 1:00 p.m.
DeWine, joined by Ohio Department of Health Amy Acton M.D., MPH, today announced that three Ohioans tested positive for COVID-19. These are the first cases in Ohio. The three individuals live in Cuyahoga County and have had known contact with those with confirmed diagnoses of COVID-19. Each of the individuals is in their 50s.
For the latest information on COVID-19, visit coronavirus.ohio.gov. In addition, those with questions about COVID-19 can call the Ohio Department of Health hotline at 1 (833)-4ASK-ODH.