Columbus – State Senator Jay Hottinger (R-Newark) today announced Controlling Board approval of several items aimed at combatting the Coronavirus/COVID-19 health crisis.
The board approved an increase in appropriation authority of $15.6 million through the Ohio Department of Health, Public Health Emergency Preparedness Fund. These funds were provided by the federal government through the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act which provides funding to prevent, prepare for and respond to the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19).
The new funding breaks down as follows:
Additionally, the controlling board approved $3.8 million through the Department of Public Safety, State Disaster Relief Fund to cover the ongoing and anticipated costs related to the state's response to COVID-19 and operational costs related to the State Emergency Operations Center (EOC).