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    March 25, 2020

    Stronger Together

    On March 22, 2020, the Ohio Department of Health issued an order for Ohioans to stay at home until April 6, 2020. HCDC's top priority is to take care of our clients and our team through these uncertain times.  
    To comply with this order, and more importantly for the safety and health of our team, HCDC is closing our physical office location. This will be effective at 5:00 pm on Monday, March 22, 2020, and we will move to a fully remote operation until the order is rescinded (currently April 6).  
    We have the technology in place to enable our team to work seamlessly from remote locations. We will continue to be fully accessible to you and focused on supporting your needs. Phone and email will continue to operate without interruption. You will notice very little if any change in your experience with us. 
    As we face these challenging times together as a community, there are ways to help. Hamilton County is in critical need of supply donations at this time. Also with the new Stay
    at Home Order, essential employees can apply for credentials to help them move around during this order. Learn more below.
    Donations Needed During COVID-19
    Hamilton County Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency (EMHSA) is requesting donations of personal protective equipment (PPE). The specific need of the County is:
    • N95 masks
    • Surgical masks
    • disposable splash gowns
    • exam gloves (latex-free preferred, but will accept all unopened boxes)
    Industries that may be able to assist are dental offices, veterinary offices, construction companies, hair salons, and beauty supply stores. If you are able to donate, please call 513.263.8200 for drop-off locations and additional information. More information can be found here.

    Stay At Home Order

    Per Governor DeWine's Stay At Home order, all non-essential businesses need to close by 11:59 pm tonight. For any questions on that order, please see these FAQs. If you qualify as essential business, your operations will remain open during the Stay at Home Order. These essential businesses can qualify for Ohio Homeland Security's Emergency Partner Credentialing System. This program allows essential businesses to designate specific employees as essential- apply here

    Other Ways to Help
    • Stay home
    • Check on at-risk family members and neighbors
    • Support local businesses by ordering carry out
    • Give blood
    • Donate food to food pantries
    • Sew masks for hospitals
    • Honor special shopping hours for vulnerable populations
    • Take care of yourself