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Vaccination Administration by Ohio EMS Providers

To:  Ohio EMS providers, EMS agencies, and EMS medical directors From:  Carol A. Cunningham, M.D., FAAEM, FAEMS   State Medical Director Date:  September 2, 2020 RE: Vaccination Administration by Ohio EMS Providers Vaccination is a critical action to prevent the acquisition and spread of disease.  In Ohio, our EMS providers have repeatedly demonstrated that we […]

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Face Coverings to be Required in High-Risk Counties

COVID-19 Update: Face Coverings to be Required in High-Risk Counties (COLUMBUS, Ohio)—Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced today that effective on Wednesday, July 8, 2020, at 6:00 p.m., a new Ohio Department of Health order will mandate face coverings in public in all counties that are designated as a Red Alert Level 3 Public Health Emergency […]

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COVID-19 PPE Reimbursement Grant Opportunity

 Ohio EMS Announces 2020 COVID-19 PPE Reimbursement Grant Opportunity All Ohio EMS organizations and medical transportation agencies are encouraged to apply In response to COVID-19 the Ohio Department of Public Safety, Division of EMS announces the 2020 COVID-19 PPE reimbursement grant. The Division of EMS will award up to $425,000 to Ohio EMS and medical transportation […]

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FDA Pulls Approval for Dozens of Mask Makers in China

Tests have shown many imported masks perform far short of N95 filtration standards

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Criminal Justice Grants

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. This funding was awarded to the Ohio Office of Criminal Justice Services (OCJS), a division of the Ohio Department of Public […]

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Tracking First Responder Staffing Issues

The Ohio Fire Chiefs’ State Emergency Response System and Ohio Division of EMS personnel are working to track first responder staffing issues throughout Ohio. Please consider completing this simple survey at least weekly by 10:00 AM each Wednesday. More frequent completion is preferred, especially if you have staffing shortages from pre COVID-19 levels. We would […]

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How Environmental Changes Impact Health Risk

(COLUMBUS, Ohio)—During today’s regular COVID-19 update, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Lt. Governor Jon Husted invited Mark Weir, Ph.D., an assistant professor of Environmental Health at The Ohio State University, to discuss how health risks change as changes are made to the environment.

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Kroger Health to Offer COVID-19 Testing at KHN for First Responders

Kroger Health will offer COVID-19 testing sites through the end of May. These sites are made possible through support from Kettering Health Network.  This partnership offers high-priority COVID-19 testing to local police, firefighters, and paramedics.  Testing will be offered on the campus of Kettering Medical Center in the Kettering College parking lot (3535 Southern Blvd., […]

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Fire & EMS Impacts Survey

The Ohio Fire Chiefs’ Association State Emergency Response System personnel are working to track first responder staffing issues throughout Ohio. Please consider completing this simple survey at least weekly by 10:00 AM each Wednesday. More frequent completion is preferred, especially if you have staff shortages due to COVID-19. CLICK HERE TO TAKE THE SURVEY. This […]

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First Responder COVID-19 Testing

To support our partners on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic, Premier Health, in collaboration with CompuNet Clinical Laboratories and Premier Health Urgent Care, is offering prioritized COVID-19 testing for first responders.