Mass Care/Emergency Assistance Pandemic Planning Considerations
For State, Local, Tribal, Territorial and Non-Government Organizational Planners, Providers and Support Agencies - June 2020     PDF download - CLICK HERE
COVID-19 Pandemic Operational Guidance for the 2020 Hurricane Season - May 2020 

Ohio’s emergency management community, at both the state and local levels, has worked tirelessly for the past several months to coordinate the response to COVID-19.

At the local level, most Ohio counties opened their emergency operations center and declared emergencies. They convened groups at the local level, bringing health, first responders, and other partners together and played a critical role in sharing information and distributing personal protective equipment (PPE).

Activities in the State EOC include command and control of the state’s COVID-19 response include coordinating the state’s resources, situational awareness, responding to resource requests from local governments, and ensuring a clear, coordinated message from the State of Ohio through the Joint Information Center.

By mid-June, the State EOC had completed 875 missions with another 48 missions still in progress. For comparison, the State EOC handled 42 missions during the last year’s activation for the Memorial Day tornadoes. These missions cover a broad-spectrum, including Ohio National Guard support to food banks, planning for Alternate Care Site build-outs, law enforcement support, and the procurement, warehousing and distribution of PPE. Ohio EMA, working with the ODH's warehouse, helped coordinate the delivery of more than 31 million pieces of PPE to help protect Ohioans from infection, with the vast majority sent to county EMAs for distribution at the local level.

A presidential emergency declaration enabled more than 700 local entities (state and local governments, and certain non-profits) to apply for federal aid to help fund their COVID-19 response.

EMA Offers Virtual Emergency Management Courses

Links for COVID-19 Information:

This information  covers a variety of  items like multiple signs and posters available for download and print in simplified Chinese, English, and Spanish. The website also has auto translate for Spanish, Arabic, and Somali as well.

o   Avoiding Scams - COVID-19 Checklist

§  https://coronavirus.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/covid-19/checklists/english-checklists/avoiding-scams-covid-19-checklist

o   Businesses/Employers - COVID-19 Checklist

§  https://coronavirus.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/covid-19/checklists/english-checklists/businesses-employers-covid-19-checklist

o   Children/Youth with Special Healthcare Needs - COVID-19 Checklist

§  https://coronavirus.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/covid-19/checklists/english-checklists/children-youth-special-healthcare-needs-covid-19-checklist

o   Community and Faith-based organizations - COVID-19 Checklist

§  https://coronavirus.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/covid-19/checklists/english-checklists/community-and-faith-based-organizations-covid-19-checklist

o   Grocery Shopping, Protecting Against COVID-19 Checklist

§  https://coronavirus.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/covid-19/checklists/english-checklists/grocery-shopping

o   Pandemic Child Care COVID-19 Checklist

§  https://coronavirus.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/covid-19/checklists/english-checklists/pandemic-child-care-covid-19-checklist

o   When to Contact Your Provider - COVID-19 Checklist

§  https://coronavirus.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/covid-19/checklists/english-checklists/when-to-contact-your-provider-covid-19-checklist

o   When You Are Sick - COVID-19 Checklist

§  https://coronavirus.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/covid-19/checklists/english-checklists/when-you-are-sick

o   K-12 Schools COVID-19 Checklist

§  https://coronavirus.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/covid-19/checklists/english-checklists/k-12-schools-covid-19-checklist

Next Ohio VOAD General Meeting
The next general meeting will be held November 18, 2020 by Microsoft Teams, with phone-in option. The meeting will begin at 10:30 a.m.

2020 General Membership Meeting Schedule

November 18, 2020


2020 Board Meeting Schedule

October 21, 2020


Current Events/Disasters


Updated October 4, 2019
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