COVID-19 Update: Week Ending March 20

Due to the rapid spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) — and government’s response to it — the OMA this week sent members special updates on Thursday, March 19, Wednesday, March 18, and Monday, March 16. (Click on the email dates if you missed our communications.) The OMA will continue these special updates as necessary — and will warehouse content on the OMA’s COVID-19 Resources Page.

This outbreak is first and foremost a human resources crisis, but its impact now reaches far beyond the HR space. Therefore, there are several other virus-related updates throughout this Leadership Briefing.

At last check, Ohio had 119 confirmed cases and 33 individuals hospitalized. Positive test results have been found in 24 counties.

Counties with confirmed cases were: Ashland (1), Belmont (2), Butler (8), Clark (1), Coshocton (2), Cuyahoga (53), Darke (1), Delaware (2), Franklin (10), Geauga (1), Hamilton (1), Huron (1), Lake (2), Lorain (6), Lucas (1), Mahoning (5), Medina (5), Miami (1), Montgomery (1), Richland (1), Stark (5), Summit (6), Trumbull (2), Tuscarawas (1).

Here is new COVID-19-related guidance from OMA Connections Partners:

For health-related questions about COVID-19, contact the Ohio Department of Health’s call center at 1-833-4ASKODH (1-833-427-5634). 3/20/2020