Senate District 17
Bob Peterson
$15 Million Approved in Passage of Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act
March 25, 2020

COLUMBUS—State Senator Bob Peterson (R-Washington Court House) voted at Controlling Board today in favor of a $15,620,977 appropriation awarded to The Ohio Department of Health (ODH) to combat the coronavirus.

"I appreciate Governor DeWine's leadership in addressing the coronavirus pandemic," Peterson said. "The increased investment will help the Department of Health's response to Ohioans' needs."

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has provided ODH with $15,620,977 in federal funding as a result of the passage of the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act. The funding is intended to be used to carry out surveillance, epidemiology, laboratory capacity, infection control, mitigation, communications, and other preparedness and response activities to combat the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic.

For the latest updates on COVID-19 from the Department of Health, as well as prevention information and resources, visit or call the Department of Health's hotline at 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634).
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