Wednesday Update: PPE Delivery, Employee Face-Covering Exceptions, Criminal Justice Grants, Class of 2020 Graduation

Today, Governor Mike DeWine, Lt. Governor Jon Husted, and Dr. Amy Acton, MD, MPH, provided an update on Ohio’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Video of today’s full update, including versions with foreign language closed captioning, can be viewed on the Ohio Channel’s YouTube page.


Governor DeWine announced that the state of Ohio has shipped 4.1 million pieces of personal protective equipment (PPE) to local emergency management agencies (EMA) across Ohio.

Lt. Governor Husted reemphasized that face coverings are required for employers and employees while on the job. Additional details can be found in the press release below.

Governor DeWine announced that nearly $16 million in grant funding is now available for local law enforcement agencies, probation and parole offices, local courts, victim service providers, and adult, juvenile, and community corrections agencies.

The Governor also reminded Ohio educators that they must ensure social distancing during any and all graduation ceremonies. Additional guidance can be found on the Ohio Department of Education’s website.