Regular Meetings are the First Thursday of each Month at 7:00 PM at the Firehouse
Next Meeting - Thursday February 4th, 2021 at 7:00 pm. at the firehouse. (Regular Meeting)
**The meeting for Thursday 02/04/21 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.*****
MEDIA ADVISORY Office 740-453-1655 2215 Adamsville Rd.
Zanesville OH 43701
Office 740-455-7100 firstname.lastname@example.org
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For Immediate Release 1-19-21, 4:30 PM
Jennifer Hiestand, Public Information
Muskingum County COVID-19 Update
(Muskingum County Unified Command consists of the following agencies: Health Department, Genesis Healthcare
System, City & County Elected Officials, Law Enforcement/EMS/Fire, Emergency Management, Red Cross, Food Pantries/Hot Meal Programs, Muskingum Valley Health Center, United Way, 211 Call Center)
COVID-19 death 90 in Muskingum County
The Muskingum County Joint Unified Command Center is reporting the following Muskingum County death from COVID-19: a 96-year-old who died with COVID-19.
COVID-19 cases 6830-7078 in Muskingum County
The Muskingum County Joint Unified Command Center is reporting 263 Muskingum County residents have tested positive for COVID-19. This number breaks down as follows: 70 reported on 1/15, 89 reported on 1/16, 56 reported on 1/17, and 48 reported on 1/18.
Note: Cases are counted at the end of the day they are entered onto the isolation roster, usually before all cases are contacted and processed. During investigations we will find cases that turn out to be out-of-county/state, or need a change of status; this happens daily. This means that 24 days after cases are entered, they are probably more accurate/final, so we go back daily and adjust them for our true numbers. When we make the adjustments daily, nobody notices because it may range from 0-3 cases, but after a 3 day clump, there were some that got adjusted out. It is not uncommon to see figures fluctuate slightly within the first few days.
That being said, the final numbers for the days equals 263, but the case numbers (6830-7078) do not.
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.
Next Facebook Live: Muskingum County COVID-19 Update will be Tuesday, February 9th
at 12pm. Please note: this event will be on Facebook Live ONLY . You can access it by
visiting www.facebook.com/ZMCHD. You’re invited to email your questions about COVID-19 to firstname.lastname@example.org. Questions will be answered by community leaders.
Command Center Update
Genesis HealthCare System has opened a clinic to assist those in the community who have tested positive for COVID-19 with managing their mild to moderate symptoms. This outpatient, primary care clinic is available for positive patients with non-emergent symptoms from the day of diagnosis through day 21. The clinic is staffed by physicians and advanced practice providers who will help patients manage their symptoms.
The Genesis COVID-19 Positive Clinic is open by appointment Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Appointments can be made by calling 740-297-8612. The clinic is located at 840 Bethesda Drive, Building 3, Suite 2C. When patients arrive for their appointment, they should remain in their vehicle and call the office for registration and further instructions.
If members of the community are having trouble breathing or experiencing other life-threatening
symptoms, they should go to the Emergency Department or call 911. For those who have
COVID-19 symptoms but have not tested positive, they should call their doctor. If they do not
have a doctor or their doctor is not available, they can call the Genesis COVID-19 Clinic at 740-
297-8610, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Another COVID-19 testing option is Genesis FirstCare-North. People should park in the designated COVID-19 testing spot and call the registration number on the sign (740-455-4390). The FirstCare team will conduct an assessment and test for COVID-19 if appropriate. This location is open 8 a.m. through 8 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
For more information about COVID-19 and the resources available at Genesis, visit
Below are the updates from Governor DeWine’s press conference. The next press conference is currently scheduled for Thursday, January 21st at 2:00 PM.
Here’s the news from yesterday:
Ohio’s COVID-19 case data is below:
736,291 confirmed cases
99,764 probable cases
836,055 total cases
9,252 confirmed deaths
1,084 probable deaths
10,336 total deaths
More data is available on the COVID-19 Dashboard HERE.
Governor DeWine today highlighted the vaccine distribution timeline for Phase 1B of Ohio's vaccination program, which began today for those ages 80 and up.
Week of January 25: Vaccinations are anticipated to begin for those ages 75 and up. Vaccinations will also be available to those with severe congenital, developmental, or early-onset medical disorders, and who have a developmental or intellectual disability.
A representative from the local county developmental disabilities board will reach out to help coordinate receipt of the vaccination for Ohioans with severe congenital, developmental, or early-onset medical disorders, as well as a developmental or intellectual disability.
During the week of February 15, Ohioans with any of these conditions, and do not have a developmental or intellectual disability, will be eligible to receive the vaccination. Additional information on how these individuals can choose to receive their vaccines is forthcoming.
Each provider will begin administering vaccines the day after they receive their shipment. All vaccines must be distributed within seven days.
Week of February 1: Vaccinations are anticipated to begin for those ages 70 and up following the same process outlined above.
Week of February 8: Vaccinations are anticipated to begin for those ages 65 and up following the same process outlined above.
The Ohio Department of Health has launched a tool on vaccine.coronavirus.ohio.gov to assist residents looking for a provider that has been allocated vaccines.
The tool is searchable by zip code and county, but it will not be uploaded in real-time. It is critical that those eligible to receive a vaccine consult local resources to determine up-to-date vaccine availability.
K-12 School Vaccinations
Vaccinations will also be available for personnel in Ohio schools in Phase 1B.
As of today, 96% of public school districts have committed to returning to school at least partially in-person by March 1.
Week of Feb 1: Vaccination administration will be coordinated with school-provider partnerships, and a majority will be closed clinics for school personnel only.
Schools committed to at least partially returning to in-person by March 1 have been designated a local Educational Service Center as a working partner. Additional details will be confirmed this week between the working partners and school districts.
School districts are also choosing a retail pharmacy partner, secured by the state, or an existing local partnership, to administer the vaccinations to school personnel.
Lt. Governor Husted today outlined various resources available to Ohioans who are interested in earning a credential, or pursuing a career, in cybersecurity. Strengthening the state’s talent and workforce in this industry is a key component to improving cybersecurity efforts and protecting citizens and businesses from cyberattacks.
Industry-recognized credentials are offered at high schools across Ohio. Learn more at education.ohio.gov.
Cybersecurity programs offered at institutions of higher education: Ohioc3.org
The Ohio Cyber Range supports curriculum development, cyber contests for k-12 to college students, internship programs, and more. Learn more at OhioCyberRangeInstitute.org
TechCred: Offers tech-focused credentials, including many on cybersecurity. Visit TechCred.Ohio.Gov to learn more.
Ohio Dept. of Insurance Director Nominated
Governor DeWine announced today his nomination of former Ohio Supreme Court Justice Judith L. French as Director of the Ohio Department of Insurance.
French brings more than 30 years of experience, and will lead the department in providing consumer protection through education and fair, but vigilant, regulation while promoting a stable and competitive environment for insurers.
Attached are the slides that Governor DeWine used during today’s press conference.
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.
Dan Tierney: 614-644-0957
Breann Almos: 614-644-0957
Health 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.