Ohio Report: 867 Confirmed COVID-19 Cases, 15 Deaths
Ninety-one ICU admissions, 223 hospitalizations
In Ohio, there are 867 confirmed cases, 91 ICU admissions, 223 hospitalizations and 15 deaths as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. There are confirmed cases in 60 counties across the state.
Tomorrow, Governor Mike DeWine will be signing HB 197, which provides emergency COVID-19 related relief to Ohioans. This legislation is largely attributed to the feedback and guidance from our association partners across the state. If your association would like to provide a letter of support for the decisive action taken by DeWine and the General Assembly, please consider sending it by 10 a.m. on March 27 to Haylee Dunahay.
The Ohio General Assembly has determined that Ohio will complete the 2020 primary election on April 28, 2020. The election will be largely completed by mail, with limited in-person voting on April 28th for the disabled and those without a home mailing address. Individuals can visit VoteOhio.gov to request their absentee ballot.
The state of Ohio is asking residents and businesses who can donate PPE, or any other essential service or resource, to email Together@Governor.Ohio.Gov.
For the week ending March 21, 2020, Ohio reported 187,780 initial claims to the U.S. Department of Labor. The final report may be slightly higher after the Interstate Claims data is processed. Pursuant to a DOL order, Ohio will release unemployment numbers on a weekly basis as soon as the national report is released on Thursday.