COVID-19 State Updates: April 30
There are 17,303 confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 in Ohio and 937 confirmed and probable COVID-19 deaths.
A total of 3,421 people have been hospitalized, including 1,014 admissions to intensive care units.
In-depth data can be accessed by visiting coronavirus.ohio.gov.
Lt. Governor Husted reemphasized that face coverings are required for employers and employees while on the job. Exceptions for employers and employees include when:
An employee in a particular position is prohibited by a law or regulation from wearing a face covering while on the job
Wearing a face covering on the job is against documented industry best practices
Wearing a face covering is not advisable for health purposes
If wearing a face covering is a violation of a company’s safety policies
An employee is sitting alone in an enclosed workspace
There is a practical reason a face covering cannot be worn by an employee
If any of these exceptions apply to a business or employee, written justification must be provided upon request.
Governor DeWine announced that nearly $16 million in grant funding is now available for local law enforcement agencies, probation and parole offices, local courts, victim service providers, and adult, juvenile, and community corrections agencies.
The Governor also announced Ohio has shipped 4.1 million pieces of personal protective equipment (PPE) to local emergency management agencies (EMA) across Ohio. This particular shipment includes:
500,000 N95 masks
850,000 face shields
750,000 surgical-type masks
2 million non-medical gloves
Governor DeWine reminded Ohio educators that they must ensure social distancing during any and all graduation ceremonies. Additional guidance can be found on the Ohio Department of Education's website. The Ohio Department of Education and Ohio Department of Health issued the following suggestions for local schools and health departments:
Virtual graduation ceremonies (preferred)
Drive-in ceremonies where students drive to a designated location at a designated time to get their diplomas
Outdoor ceremonies with 10 people or less who are socially distanced
Additional State Guidance