- Awards $2.6 million in CARES Act funding to agricultural camp operators
Ohio Governor Mike DeWine has said that the Job and Family Services, JFS has started distributing $300 per week in Lost Wages Assistance to eligible unemployment insurance recipients.
“This assistance is available to Ohioans who received traditional unemployment benefits, Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA), Trade Readjustment Assistance, SharedWork Ohio or extended benefits for weeks ending August 1, 2020 through September 5, 2020,” said Governor Mike DeWine.
He added that “Ohio Department of Health is awarding $2.6 million in CARES Act funding to agricultural camp operators to improve the health and safety of their worksites and camps to reduce COVID-19 transmission.”
“A Rapid Response Guide for Migrant and Seasonal Farmworkers to support local health districts in developing a culturally appropriate plan to respond to COVID19 outbreak.”
“Ohio Department of Health is also partnering with Ohio Job and Family Services to distribute face masks, hand sanitizer, disinfectant cleaner, and digital forehead thermometers to workers and operators.”
On update of Covid19 cases, Governor Mike DeWine said that the number of counties with cases that exceed the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CDC’s threshold for high incidence has increased to 21 with Athens, Delaware, Greene, Harrison and Pickaway counties moving up to the high incidence list.
“We are seeing a shift throughout the state. 11 counties moved from yellow to orange this week and the number of counties seeing significant increases in cases and exceeding the CDC’s threshold for high incidence has grown from 17 to 21,” said Governor Mike DeWine.
“A reminder that this number is important because it means that cases are rising steadily in a county.
Having high case numbers increases the chances of the virus spreading throughout the community if steps aren’t taken to slow the spread.”
“Counties that are continuing at Red include Butler, Mercer, Montgomery, Portage and Putnam.”
Meanwhile, Governor DeWine has reiterated his call for Ohioans to take the flu shot, saying that, “It is critically important that you get a flu vaccine this year and get it early. The flu shot is another layer of protection, helps prevent strain on our healthcare system and keeps our workforce healthy.”