Recommendations include expanding testing capacity and access for minority and high-risk population, increasing culturally appropriate and accessible virus tracing and exposure notification services for communities of color and implementing a COVID-19 patient protection advocacy and ombudsman process.
The governor also announced the creation of the Ohio Governor's Equity Advisory Board, which will be a permanent, ongoing group that will help guide leaders as they address the underlying conditions and root causes contributing to disparities in life and health in Ohio.
Another 1,178 Ohioans were diagnosed with COVID-19 as of today, which is slightly below the three-week average of 1,202 new cases reported per day. The total number of cases across the state now stands at 105,426. Check out the state's dashboards for expanded and updated stats.