• Advocacy Team

COVID-19 State Updates: April 6

Everything you and your business need to know about state coronavirus response efforts for April 6, 2020.



  • As of Saturday, forty states, four territories and 12 tribes issued stay at home orders.


  • By Sunday afternoon, 119 Ohioans had reportedly died from the coronavirus, and 4,043 Ohioans had tested positive.



  • Governor DeWine signed an executive order that effectively allows Ohioans to more easily access telehealth services from individual counselors, social workers, marriage, and family counselors without the requirement to have an initial in-person appointment first. Read the order here.


  • Governor DeWine encouraged Ohioans to follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) recommendation to wear cloth face coverings (masks) in public to help slow the spread of COVID-19. Employers are encouraged to allow their employees to wear masks as well. Read the checklist here.


  • Lt. Governor Husted announced that the State of Ohio has been working with providers to find public hotspot locations that Ohioans can use in areas where they may not otherwise have access to internet from home. A list of hotspot finders and locations by provider is available at Coronavirus.Ohio.Gov/BusinessHelp under the “Individuals and Families” tab.


  • Regarding the search for more personal protective equipment (PPE) for health care workers, DeWine said the state is looking to buy it "wherever we can find it" even as it works to get more in-state manufacturers to make the equipment.


  • Sunday marked the first time the Governor hadn’t given a daily coronavirus briefing since March 9.


  • The Ohio Housing Finance Agency (OHFA) released a Request for Proposals for Environmental Consultants. OHFA is seeking consultants to conduct environmental reviews for their affordable housing projects with certain state and federal funding sources, as outlined in the RFP. Interested firms may send questions to the email address stated in the RFP by Friday, April 17. Proposals are due to OHFA by Friday, May 1.


  • Support Local Ohio is focused on getting consumers to purchase takeout from restaurants and placing online orders with local retailers. The #InThisTogetherOhio influencer campaign began this past week.

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