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2020-05-21 OH Gov. DeWine COVID-19 Update

Thursday, May 21


Confirmed Cases


Total Cases (CDC)


Number of Hospitalizations


ICU Admissions


Confirmed Deaths


Total Deaths (CDC)

Wednesday, May 20


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Total Cases (CDC)


Number of Hospitalizations


ICU Admissions


Confirmed Deaths


Total Deaths (CDC)

Tuesday, May 19


Confirmed Cases


Total Cases (CDC)


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Total Deaths (CDC)

Updated daily at 2 p.m. - 


New orders/actions/measures



Lt. Governor Husted opened today by announcing additional industry protocols and opening dates.  The following businesses, if they follow the opening protocols, will be allowed to open on the following dates:



Most of the protocols are already posted on Responsible RestartOhio webpage and should all be posted by end of day tomorrow.


Governor DeWine focused his remarks today on the state’s ongoing work to address minority health disparities and the recent work of the Minority Health Strike Force.  He opened by talking about multiple data points showing the disparate impact of COVID-19 on minority communities.  The state’s COVID-19 Dashboard added two new tools today:



The Governor added the Strike Force’s work augments ongoing work - Recovery Ohio, Help Me Grow, lead paint remediation programs, the Imagination Library and others.  Cincinnati Vice Mayor Christopher Smitherman, a member of the Strike Force, joined the press conference today to talk about their work.  He said the recommendations contained in the preliminary reported focused on 4 key categories of recommendations:



Mr. Smitherman stressed that it is crucial that the state support these efforts with adequate funding.  He also said this will be an ongoing effort – those education, messaging and access measures will be particularly important as testing becomes more widespread and as vaccination efforts begin.  The preliminary report should be available today, with the final report due in mid-June.


The Governor added that some of the measures will include:



Actions today include:



Note: For an archive of all COVID-19 related First Alerts from Calfee, which are separate from these emails and focused on specific business topics, please visit the Calfee COVID-19 Resource Center:


Other items of note



Ohio COVID-19 Data Curves


The following are graphic representations of reported cases, hospitalizations, ICU admissions and deaths using Ohio Department of Health data and expanded CDC definitions.



Wednesday – 287,609 tested – 2.46% of the population – 10,007 additional tests since Tuesday

Thursday - 297,085 tested – 2.54% of the population – 9,476 additional tests since Wednesday


Key websites


General state updates -

Office of Small Business Relief - 

Data dashboard -

Dispute Resolution Commission -

Ventilator inventory -

Ohio Manufacturing Alliance to Fight COVID-19 - 

Election information -  

Closure order FAQ -

Unemployment compensation -

Mental health resources -

Ohio benefits application -

SharedWork Ohio -

Support resources for adults -

Find your local health district -

Job openings -

COVID-19 checklists - 

Business resources -

Banking pandemic resources and relief programs - 

Pandemic child care center information - 

Checklist for essential travel -





Maryellen K. Corbett

Attorney at Law





Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP

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