Lt. Gov. Jon Husted reminded businesses that as orders are lifted and people go back to work, they will still need to provide a safe work environment for employees.
Business owners should look at getting cloth face masks and other practices to ensure that when the time to reopen comes, it can be done safely.
Acton also stressed the importance of social and physical distancing as the state continues to work on plans to reopen.
“We’ve won the first battle,” she said. “But we can’t stop here.”
Ohio still has a shortage of personal protective equipment and the state is still limited on testing, Acton said.
Once testing is more widespread, the state can better detect coronavirus hot spots and flares and see what parts of Ohio is being hit the hardest, DeWine said.
She also announced a new order that shared the addresses of those who have tested positive with the virus with dispatchers so that first responders can properly protect themselves.
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The information will be confidential, she said.
However, she reminded everyone that anyone might be carrying the virus. Even if someone has recovered, they cold still pass it along.
The state’s dispute resolution commission has ruled on 10 disputes on essential businesses operating in multiple counties.
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Their rulings include pet grooming services, CBD stores and car washes, Husted said.
The commission has received 194 inquires, but most were rerouted to the local level.
There are 27 inquiries under review.
DeWine announced a Medicaid waiver that will be submitted to the federal government that will bolster telehealth services.
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The waiver will also remove staffing level requirements to give providers more flexibility and allow health care workers to focus on meeting the needs of Ohioans, DeWine said.
There are 7,153 cases of coronavirus and 309 deaths confirmed in the state according to the Ohio Department of Health.
The state has 127 probable cases and 15 probable deaths.
The state has reported a total 2,156 hospitalizations with 654 ICU admissions.
There have been 67,874 people tested for the virus in Ohio.
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