Here’s the latest regarding the coronavirus (COVID-2019):
This week, Gov. Mike DeWine held a conference call with OMA President Eric Burkland and leaders of other business organizations to provide an update on actions and planning efforts by state officials. This website provides real-time, Ohio-specific information regarding the coronavirus.
As of Thursday, there were still no confirmed cases in Ohio, but three people were under investigation. Seven Ohioans have been tested but are negative, and 255 Ohio residents remain in self-quarantine, having traveled recently to China.
Ohio will be able to test for coronavirus starting late this weekend after it received testing kits from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, according to reports. Until now, the state health department had been forced to defer tests to the CDC, which took up to five days.
The National Association of Manufacturers has published a comprehensive site with useful information.
The Ohio Department of Health has composed this checklist to prepare your household for an outbreak of any infectious disease.
Several OMA Connections Partners have published guidance for employers: