Coronavirus Update

by | Mar 10, 2020


Effective immediately, in an abundance of caution surrounding COVID-19 and in light of the state of emergency declared by Governor DeWine yesterday, BWC advises its Ohio Safety Councils to suspend monthly meetings in March and April to minimize groups of people gathering as a measure to slow the spread of potential exposure.

A few related and important points:
o Regarding the safety council rebate program, sponsors should award employers with one meeting credit for March and April on your program’s FY20 rebate spreadsheet.

COLUMBUS, Ohio)—Ohio Governor Mike DeWine today took a number of actions in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19). He signed Executive Order 2020-01D, declaring a state of emergency in Ohio to protect the well-being of Ohioans from the dangerous effects of COVID-19. The state of emergency allows state departments and agencies to better coordinate in their response.
In addition, Governor DeWine partially activated the state Emergency Operations Center at 1:00 p.m. today.
Also, Governor DeWine, joined by Ohio Department of Health Amy Acton M.D., MPH today announced that three Ohioans tested positive for COVID-19. These are the first cases in Ohio. The three individuals live in Cuyahoga County and have had known contact with those with confirmed diagnoses of COVID-19. Each of the individuals is in their 50s.
For the latest information on COVID-19, visit In addition, those with questions about COVID-19 can call the Ohio Department of Health hotline at 1-833-4-ASK-ODH.