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Governor DeWine Press Conference Summary for Tuesday, June 23

Below are the updates from yesterday’s press conference with Governor DeWine and Lt. Governor Husted. The next press conference is currently scheduled for Thursday, June 25th 

Here’s the news from Tuesday: 

  • Ohio’s COVID-19 case data is below:
    • 42,767 confirmed cases
    • 3,360 probable cases  
    • 46,127 total cases
    • 7,379 hospitalizations
    • 2,497 confirmed deaths
    • 238 probable deaths
    • 2,735 total deaths
    • 1,876 ICU admissions
    • More data is available on the COVID-19 Dashboard HERE. 
  • Governor DeWine today announced two public awareness campaigns aimed at spreading awareness of COVID-19 prevention measures that impact the well-being of Ohioans and the Ohio economy. The first campaign is called “I Believe” and focuses on real Ohioans and the prevention measures they take to prevent the spread of COVID-19. You can view theI Believe – Face Masks” ad HERE and the “I Believe – Social Distancing” ad HERE
  • The second campaign called “Up to All of Us” discusses the importance of Ohioans taking proper preventative precautions, like maintaining social distance and washing hands, in order to get Ohioans back to work, and our economy working again. You can view the “Up to All of Us” ad  HERE.  
  • CALL TO ACTION: We ask that you please help amplify these messages by sharing the ads with your employees and other individuals as you deem appropriate. 
  • Lt. Governor Husted noted today that Independence Day fireworks shows can proceed, but large gatherings are still prohibited at this time. He encouraged any community that plans on holding a fireworks event to do so safely. Spectators are encouraged to find ways to celebrate the Fourth of July in small groups such as by watching displays from their porches, backyards, or cars. 
  • Governor DeWine announced the first round of funding being distributed to local criminal justice entities as part of the Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Funding Grant. Approximately $2.1 million will be awarded to a total of 65 local criminal justice agencies including law enforcement, probation/parole offices, corrections agencies, courts, and victim service providers. The funding can be used toward COVID-19 expenses such as cleaning supplies, PPE, and medical supplies like thermometers. The funding will also be used to pay for technology upgrades that are needed for teleworking or other virtual services. A complete list of today's grant recipients can be found at 
  • A total of nearly $16 million was awarded to Ohio's Office of Criminal Justice Services (OCJS) for this program as part of the CARES Act. OCJS continues to process other grant applications they’ve already received and are still accepting new applications from agencies that have not yet requested funding. More information on how to apply can be found at  
  • Ohioans can apply for unemployment benefits online 24 hours a day, seven days a week, at It is also possible to file by phone at 877-644-6562 or TTY at 888- 642-8203, Monday through Friday 7AM to 7PM, Saturday 9AM to 5PM, and Sunday 9AM to 1PM. Employers with questions should email 

As always, Coronavirus.Ohio.Gov and the Department of Health hotline, 1-833-4-ASK-ODH are great resources for those who have questions.

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