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COVID-19 & Emerging Pathogens feature image Mike Abrams, OHA president and CEO, provides an update on hospital readiness during Gov. Mike DeWine's March 7 update to the media on COVID-19.

COVID-19 & Emerging Pathogens

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Hospital services are essential during emergencies. The Ohio Hospital Association is coordinating COVID-19 communications and protocols between state and federal agencies and Ohio's health care delivery network.

OHA previously partnered with the Ohio Department of Health to develop a regional emergency preparedness network and to lead the Ohio Emerging Pathogen Coalition established specifically to coordinate response to pathogens new to Ohio. Click here to review the Coalition's Ebola preparendness training modules.

Responsible RestartOhio

Gov. Mike DeWine on April 27 presented the Responsible RestartOhio plan for reopening the Ohio economy beginning with allowing medical procedures and surgeries not requiring an overnight stay to resume as of May 1. On June 2, DeWine announced health care providers could return to offering a full scope of services.

Health Care and Hospital Restart Resources

COVID-19: Coronavirus Disease 2019 Information for Ohioans

The Ohio Hospital Association continues to monitor updates from the Ohio Department of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American Hospital Association and shares the most relevant links on this page about the coronavirus, labeled COVID-19. Global and U.S. cases are tracked on this dashboard by Johns Hopkins University.