During his daily press conference Governor Mike DeWine reported that Ohio has seen the first death related to the coronavirus. According to the Ohio Department of Health, there are now 169 confirmed cases in 28 counties with 39 people hospitalized. Governor DeWine also went over a few other items during his conference:
DeWine announced executive order going into effect at the close of business of Monday that impacts senior citizen centers. Senior citizen centers will close on Monday but will continue their feeding programs. Other services that are provided by the centers, such as transportation, can and will be provided. This order also applies to senior daycare centers. Officials hope that seniors will be able to get services in a different setting.
Acton reminds citizens to get information from reliable sources by visiting coronavirus.ohio.gov or calling 1-833-4-ASK-ODH.
New legislation allows employers a grace period of up to 60 days for health insurance premium payments. Health insurers must allow employers to continue to cover employees even if their hours are reduced impacting their eligibility.
ODH is doing an inventory of medical supplies.
When asked about closing daycares for children, DeWine said we are not there yet. They are moving to allow hospitals to have their own childcare facility if need be. They also want to make sure before closing daycares that children have a place to go.