State & Local Coronavirus Resources
The effects of all of Congress’ COVID-19 relief legislation are widespread, so I want to make sure you have the tools to navigate them and find the help you may need, including at the state and local level. Below is a list that will help you locate useful information and important resources. I would also encourage you to call the Ohio Department of Health’s call center if you have any COVID-19 related questions. It operates every day from 9:00 AM until 8:00 PM and can be reached at 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634). Additionally, you can visit the COVID-19 Dashboard where the most recent preliminary COVID-19 data reported to the Department is available for public review.
|Local Health District||Phone Number||Fax||Address|
|Ashtabula City Health Department||(440) 992-7123||(440) 992-7163||4717 Main Avenue, Ashtabula, OH 44004|
|Ashtabula County Health Department||(440) 576-6010||(440) 576-5527||12 W. Jefferson Street, Jefferson, OH 44047|
|Cuyahoga County Board of Health||(216) 201-2000||(216) 676-1311||5550 Venture Drive, Parma, OH 44130|
|Geauga County Health District||(440) 279-1900||(440) 286-1290||470 Center Street, Chardon, OH 44024|
|Lake County General Health District||(440) 350-2543||(440) 350-2548||5966 Heisley Road, Mentor, OH 44060|
|Portage County Combined General Health District||(330) 296-9919||(330) 297-3597||705 Oakwood Street, Ravenna, OH 44266|
|Summit County Public Health||(330) 923-4891||(330) 923-7558||1867 W. Market Street, Akron, OH 44313|
|Trumbull County Combined Health District||(330) 675-2489||(330) 675-2494||176 Chestnut Avenue NE, Warren, OH 44483|
Health and Safety Resources
The Ohio Department of Insurance has defined COVID-19 testing and treatment as an emergency medical condition under Ohio law. Such services must be covered without preauthorization at the highest level among three rates: in-network, out-of-network, or Medicare.
Health Insurance Corporations (HICs or HMOs) are required to pay for COVID-19 testing with no balance bill. Consumers with other health plans may receive an out-of-network bill that the insurer is not required to pay.
If you receive bills for testing and treatment of COVID-19, you should reach out to the Ohio Department of Insurance at insurance.ohio.gov to ensure claims are being processed according to guidance.
Economic Resources for Individuals and Families
Decisions on how free breakfast and lunches are distributed to students is being made by each district.
Resources for Small Businesses and Other Job Creators
Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) Information
On March 18, 2020 Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced that 181 deputy registrar agencies and 52 driver examination stations would close at the end of the business day. On May 26, 2020 Deputy Registrar locations reopened to the public. However, please know that if your license, ID card, or vehicle registration (including plates and stickers) expired on or after March 9, 2020, the expiration date has been automatically extended until 90 days after Ohio's state of emergency ends or December 1, 2020, whichever comes first. For more BMV information, click here.