Regular Meetings are the First Thursday of each Month at 7:00 PM at the Firehouse
Next Meeting - Muskingum Township Trustees will meet for a regular meeting on Thursday June 3rd, at 7:00 pm at the Township Fire Dept. office 7005 Frazeysburg Rd. Nashport, OH 43830
**The meeting for Thursday 06/03/2021 will be held as usual, if any residents wish to attend, social distancing will be observes at the meeting. if you have an issue you would like discussed but do not wish to attend in person please call one of the Trustees (see twp. directory page) and we will add it to the agenda, then get back with you for the results of the discussion.* WE WILL CONTINUE TO WORK ON OUR ROADWAYS TO KEEP OUR TOWNSHIP AS SAFE TO TRAVEL THROUGH AS POSSIBLE.*****
Click on the following link: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/e/2PACX-1vThM01itcblx_GTCn_mZz7o12cau2naE814ed-bLdThqsqtQi8I92NAQyTumayhiUmNdBwsc2rbXsQa/pubhtml to access the Muskingum County COVID-19 Dashboard. This is a living document updated daily. You’re invited to email your questions about COVID-19 to firstname.lastname@example.org. Questions will be answered by community leaders.
Below are the updates from Governor DeWine’s press conferences. The next press conference is currently scheduled for Thursday May 6th at 2:00pm.
Here’s the news from today:
Ohio’s COVID-19 case data is below: 903,946 confirmed cases 172,053 probable cases 1,075,999 total cases 56,642 hospitalizations 19,284 Ohio resident deaths 19,285 deaths in State of Ohio 7,836 ICU admissions 155.6 cases per 100,000 Ohioans (updated weekly on Thursdays and can be found HERE) More data is available on the COVID-19 Dashboard HERE.
LONG-TERM CARE/NURSING FACILITY TESTING ORDER
Governor DeWine announced today that a new Ohio Department of Health order will exempt fully vaccinated staff in nursing homes and assisted living facilities from routine testing. Staff members who are not fully vaccinated will be required to be tested twice a week.
An individual is considered fully vaccinated two weeks after their second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccines or two weeks after the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
HOMEBOUND VACCINATION PLAN
The Ohio Department of Aging and Ohio Department of Health have developed a homebound vaccination playbook for organizations working to ensure homebound individuals have access to the vaccine. By utilizing existing Rapid Response Teams, Ohio can deliver the vaccine where it is needed. That playbook is available on the coronavirus website at coronavirus.ohio.gov. If you are a homebound individual or know a homebound individual who would like a vaccine, please contact your Area Agency on Aging at 1-866-243-5678.
Ohio's mass vaccination center at the Wolstein Center in downtown Cleveland continues to accept walk-ins to the clinic. Last week, 2,000 walk-ins were vaccinated. Of the total vaccinated at the Wolstein Center last week, approximately 44 percent of those vaccinated were minorities and approximately 68 percent live in targeted high social-vulnerability zip codes.
The clinic is open 7 days a week, and walk-ins are accepted from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Appointments are also available in advance by visiting GetTheShot.coronavirus.ohio.gov or by calling 833-4-ASK-ODH.
The Cleveland Indians are offering discounts on tickets for anyone who has been vaccinated at the Wolstein Center or any other vaccination location. Fans can get $5 off regular priced Upper Box and Upper Reserved tickets if they have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. This offer is only available online for series against the Cincinnati Reds May 7 – 9, Chicago Cubs May 11 – 12, and Minnesota Twins May 21 – 23.
The Reds are also offering discounted View Level tickets for $10 for fans who show their COVID-19 vaccination card with at least one shot complete. The offer is valid at Great American Ball Park ticket windows for Monday-Thursday games through June.
IN-DEMAND JOBS WEEK
Lt. Governor Husted provided remarks from the Southern Hills Career and Technical Center in Georgetown where he was visiting for a signing day as part of In-Demand Jobs Week.
The Lt. Governor, who also serves as Director of the Governor's Office of Workforce Transformation, made various stops in and around the Cincinnati region today in recognition of In-Demand Jobs Week. The visits worked to promote the state's efforts to champion career, technical, and vocational education while highlighting both in-demand and critical jobs.
Follow along throughout In-Demand Jobs Week on social media at #InDemandOhio.
CASE DATA & VACCINE INFORMATION
In-depth COVID-19 data for Ohio: coronavirus.ohio.gov. Ohio's central scheduling system: gettheshot.coronavirus.ohio.gov Ohio mass vaccination information: coronavirus.ohio.gov/massvaccinationclinics All vaccine providers: vaccine.coronavirus.ohio.gov More vaccine information: coronavirus.ohio.gov/vaccine
Ohioans can apply for unemployment benefits online 24 hours a day, seven days a week, at unemployment.ohio.gov. 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 UCTech@jfs.ohio.gov.
As always, Coronavirus.Ohio.Gov and the Department of Health hotline, 1-833-4-ASK-ODH are great resources for those who have questions.
MEDIA CONTACTS:Dan Tierney: 614-644-0957Breann Almos: 614-644-0957Health Order Enforcing Mask-Wearing in Retail Locations Signed
(COLUMBUS, Ohio)—Ohio Governor Mike DeWine today announced that Ohio Department of Health Interim Director Lance Himes signed a health order to enforce mask-wearing in retail locations across the state in compliance with the statewide mandatory mask order signed on July 23, 2020.
“Every retail employee has the right to work in an environment that is as safe as can be, which means all customers must wear masks. Further, each Ohioan who goes out to shop has the right to know that every store they enter will be safe and the people they encounter in that store will be wearing a mask,” said Governor DeWine. “We know that masks work. They are the easiest, most cost-effective way to limit the spread of COVID-19.”
This order restates that everyone 10 years-old or older must wear a facial covering when in a retail store and includes the following provisions:
All retailers must post and enforce a sign indicating that masks are required at all entrances. Employees are not required to put themselves in jeopardy or risk harm when enforcing this order. All retailers must post at all entrances a maximum capacity limit to ensure a minimum of six-feet physical distance can be maintained throughout the location. All retailers should mark six-feet separation spots in all check-out lines. All retailers should arrange all store aisles to be directionally one-way, if required to achieve appropriate social distancing. All retailers should place hand sanitizer stations at high-contact locations. All retailers must require employees to stay home if symptomatic. All retailers must disinfect high-touch areas after each use (e.g. carts, baskets, and other equipment). All retailers should provide reasonable accommodation to any person unable to wear a mask into the store by providing online or telephone ordering and curbside, non-contact pick up or a delivery option and/or allowing a person to wear a full face shield that extends below the chin. Each retailer must post a sign at each entrance detailing these accommodations. Customers are strongly urged to utilize online or telephone ordering and curbside, non-contact pick-up or delivery options. This order does not apply to those medically or developmentally unable to wear a face covering. Each business should designate an on-site compliance officer for each business location and each shift during all business hours to enforce these requirements.
State of Ohio employees with enforcement powers, including the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation Retail Compliance Unit employees working on behalf of the Ohio Department of Health, representatives of local health departments, and local law enforcement are authorized to inspect and enforce the order. All retailers shall allow representatives of the Ohio Department of Health, a local health department, or law enforcement to inspect public areas during business hours. The representative will issue an initial warning to the business before issuing a notice of violation requiring closure. If a notice of violation of these orders is issued by a representative from the Ohio Department of Health, a local health department, or law enforcement, the retail location must immediately shut down for no longer than 24 hours to allow for dissipation of COVID-19 airborne droplets. Citizens observing non-compliance should notify the Ohio Department of Health call center at 1-833-4ASKODH (1-833-427-5634).
This order does not apply to restaurants, bars, banquet and catering centers, hair salons, day spas, nail salons, barber shops, tattoo parlors, body piercing locations, tanning facilities, gyms, dance instruction studios, or personal fitness venues as these businesses fall under previously-issued, existing orders.
This order takes effect beginning at 12:01 a.m. on November 16, 2020.