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Public Health Announcement - (COVID-19) Coronavirus
In light of current information about coronavirus and the potential for it to reach Ohio, the Ohio Department of Education has developed an FAQ for schools and districts. Please refer to this FAQ on coronavirus as a resource for questions you may have and questions you may receive. This document will be updated as more information becomes available, so please be sure to check back often.

As a reminder, the Ohio Department of Education urges schools and districts to use this time to review and refresh their school safety plans, which should outline procedures for emergency situations. As a best practice, safety plans also should incorporate hazards such as widespread flu and pandemic disease outbreaks. Schools and districts should make all decisions in the best interest of the health and safety of students and the community.

Informational resources also are available and continually updated on the Ohio Department of Health’s website:

Thank you for all you are doing to keep your students and community safe.





Ohio Department of Health Opens Call Center to Help With COVID-19 Response
1-833-4-ASK-ODH Open Seven Days a Week

(COLUMBUS, Ohio)— Ohio Department of Health Director Amy Acton, MD, MPH, today announced the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) has opened a call center to answer questions regarding coronavirus (COVID-19). The call center will be open 7 days a week from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and can be reached at 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634).

Call center staff includes licensed nurses and infectious disease experts. They will be available to answer questions and provide accurate information about COVID-19, the risk to the public, and the state’s response.
There are still no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ohio. The number of potential cases and the results of testing are regularly updated every weekday at



The following links contain additional information reguarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19).
Click the following link for information from Ohio Department of Health - COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease 2019) Information for Early Childhood Care Providers
Click the following link for information from the National Association of School Nurses