• The latest numbers for our county: The Ross County Health District announced today the following information: 39 positive cases (one death), 59% male and 41% female, and nine currently hospitalized. The age range is from 19 to 80 years. There have been 396 Ross County residents tested with 339 testing negative, and 18 awaiting test results. Twelve recovered cases are reported.
  • The state's new stay-at-home order has been posted. It's essentially the same - well, the administration says it's a" safe stay Ohio" plan now - but allows some retailers to offer pickup/delivery/appointment services. Some of us can go to work, some can't just yet. But when you get off work, stay home. At least that's what item three on the list says.
  • We managed to get our hands on the March building reports list. Click here to view.
  • Adena Health System announced plans to ramp up surgeries and procedures next week. Click here to read the details.
  • If you missed the results of our Return to Work survey, click here.
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Still need PPE? A local native might have a solution
As Governor DeWine slowly permits businesses to reopen in Ohio, there will be a continued need for PPE to keep your employees and customers safe. 

Businesses must require all employees to wear facial coverings, except for one of the following reasons:  
  • Facial coverings in the work setting are prohibited by law or regulation 
  • Facial coverings are in violation of documented industry standards 
  • Facial coverings are not advisable for health reasons 
  • Facial coverings are in violation of the business’s documented safety policies 
  • Facial coverings are not required when the employee works alone in an assigned work area 
  • There is a functional (practical) reason for an employee not to wear a facial covering in the workplace 

Needless to say, it’s not a bad idea to have some PPE supplies in bulk to cover the foreseeable future. A company started by CHS grad Tamara Paul might be able to help you.
But where to find it? Aesthetics by Design has KN95 masks, 3ply disposable masks, and gowns in bulk on their website . They also have access to hand sanitizer, gloves, and other supplies upon inquiry. For information or inquiries about products/supplies, email  [email protected]  or call (614) 987-8320. 
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Coronavirus numbers, facts and figures
Links to information:

  • Looking for a job? The state has a job page on its Coronavirus page that helps connect those out of work with jobs.

  • The Ohio Channel YouTube page, where the Governor, Lt. Gov. and director of the Ohio Department of Health give regular updates at 2 p.m. on most days.

  • *NEW* Governor's Stay at Home Order (Link)

  • The Chillicothe Ross Community Foundation's Coronavirus Fund needs donations, and can potentially help non-profits with some of the costs of helping the community cope with the impact of COVID-19 in the area.

  • The United Way of Ross County is awarding micro-grants to non-profits working to address community needs due to COVID-19's impact.
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