03.29.2020 Update

By March 29, 2020 April 8th, 2020 COVID-19 Local Updates

03.29.2020

Good evening,

This evening in a press conference, President Trump extended the social distancing recommendations through April 30, 2020. While I understand this is frustrating and may change how you continue business, please know that I am available to help answer questions, advocate and act as a liaison should the need arise. I don’t have all the answers, but I vow to find them.

Governor DeWine has requested of the FDA to grant permission to Battelle to decontaminate and sterilize N95 masks used by our frontline. Over the night Saturday night, permission to decontaminate and sterilize 10,000 masks per machine/day, was granted. The maximum capacity of these machines is upwards of 80,000 masks per day with Ohio having two machines at their disposal. Knowing the full benefit of these machines will not be realized, Governor DeWine continued his plea by contacting the White House. President Trump as pledged to assist. At the time of this email, no decision by the FDA has been made.

The need for PPE continues to grow. If you can provide any of the following items, please email a list of your available resources to together@governor.ohio.gov

Enjoy your evening,

Julie