March 22, 2020
Good Sunday afternoon.
The following is information relayed during the Governor’s Sunday press conference. At the time of this email, the Coronoavirus website has crashed and I am unable to retrieve the official order from Dr. Acton and Governor DeWine. Below are a few take-aways that will help you to navigate while we await the official order to be published and retrievable.
Dr. Acton signed the “Stay at Home” order for the State of Ohio. This order begins at 11:59PM Monday, March 23, 2020 and continues through April 6, 2020. When the order becomes effective, only essential personnel are to report to work.
What is permitted:
- You may leave your home for essential supplies and services
- Outdoor activity (walk the dog/take a hike) – All playgrounds are CLOSED
- Essential employees reporting for work
- Caring for the well being of others (Parents, children, neighbors, etc.)
Governor DeWine will be asking the General Assembly this week to forgo state mandated testing for this school year.
The Ohio Board of Pharmacy met in emergency session today regarding the rush on the medication utilized for malaria that will be permitted to be prescribed for combating COVID-19.
Daycare changes to begin Thursday, March 26, 2020 include all centers must operate under a Pandemic license. There are to be no more than six children per room with a teacher to student ratio of 1:6. Parent interaction will be limited during drop-off and pick-up. As a reminder, the Fayette County Family YMCA has been approved as a Pandemic Child Care Center. Once child care centers close, (Thursday March 26th) the State of Ohio will pay for child care for essential personnel when these children are cared for at the YMCA. Further, the YMCA is hiring caregivers at this time.
Remember, if you have employees that find themselves out of work, several of our members are hiring and are looking for employees at this time. We will continue to keep our jobs board up to date at www.fayettecountyohio.com and ask you to forward any openings to me at Julie@fayettecountyohio.com.
Again, I will forward a copy of the order as soon as it is available on the website.