- 4 Million will go to students and teachers
Governor Mike DeWine has announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency, FEMA will be donating nine million masks to Ohio in the next few weeks to help in combating the spread of Covid19.
“We will be distributing four million of those masks to students and teachers at schools across the state including public, private, charter, parochial schools and career centers,” said Governor Mike DeWine.
Other beneficiaries include:
- 144,000 masks will go to Ohio Job and Family Services to distribute to daycare centers.
- 2 million masks will go to programs and organizations that help underserved groups.
- 1 million masks will go to higher education institutions across the state.
“The remaining masks will be stored until needed.”
On new information on the forthcoming K-12 school reporting order, Governor DeWine said, “beginning September 8, parents or guardians and school staff should notify their school within 24 hours of receiving a positive test or a clinical diagnosis.”
“In addition, a school district or school will identify a COVID19 coordinator to facilitate the reporting of case information and upon request, schools or buildings are required to provide the local health department a copy of their pandemic plan.”
Meanwhile, Lt. Governor Jon Husted has announced that the U.S. Department of Defense has made a commitment to Ohio’s defense manufacturers and put the state in position to receive a $5 million grant to improve manufacturing processes and train workers for next-generation jobs.