- Allows outdoor visitation to assisted living facilities from June 8
Ohio Governor Mike DeWine has given the go ahead to pharmacies in the state to order and administer coronavirus tests.
“Pharmacies are critical in our state’s response to COVID19,” Governor Mike DeWine said at the daily briefing on Covid19.
“Ohio Pharmacy Board has clarified rules that will allow pharmacists to order and administer COVID19 tests in Ohio. We’re adding a map to http://coronavirus.ohio.gov that lists COVID19 testing locations.”
Governor DeWine said, “there is work in progress to see that this is covered by Medicaid.”
On visitation to assisted living facilities, Governor DeWine said, “assisted living facilities and intermediate care facilities for individuals with developmental disabilities that are properly prepared can begin to allow outdoor visitation in Ohio beginning on June 8th.”
Also, Governor DeWine said, “Ohio Bureau for Workers Compensation, BWC is deferring Ohio employers’ premium installments for the months of June, July, and August to help businesses keep their focus on the safety and well-being of their employees and customers.”
Meanwhile, Governor DeWine said, “Ohio Department of Agriculture is in the process of distributing all state funding available for our 94 county and independent fairs.”
“Decisions about county/independent fairs should be made locally because each county and independent fair is unique and has different challenges.”
“Conditions may change over the summer, but we are asking all fair boards to comply with all of the
Ohio Department of Health orders in place and the guidelines for other sectors that would also apply to fairs, like for foodservice and rides,” said Governor DeWine.
“Today we are releasing guidelines on how county fair boards/agricultural societies and local health departments can safely allow kids to participate in limited livestock shows and other activities”
“The guidelines focus on social distancing, limiting crowd, ensuring the health of those involved, animal care and welfare.”