Coronavirus CDCCOVID-19 Resources

In late 2019 an outbreak of respiratory disease caused by a new coronavirus was first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. The virus has been named “SARS-CoV-2” and the disease it causes has been named “coronavirus disease 2019” or COVID-19.

On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) officially declared the coronavirus outbreak a pandemic, acknowledging the virus will likely spread to all countries.

The Ohio Department of Health (ODH), in coordination with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), is closely monitoring the disease. ODH updates its webpage daily to reflect the situation in Ohio with the number of confirmed cases, the number of counties with a case, the number of hospitalizations, and the number of deaths.

ODH Call Center 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634)
7 days a week • 9:00 am-8:00 pm
Ohio Public Health Advisory System


CDC Return-to-Work Criteria (7-17-2020)

ODH Updated COVID-19 Testing Guidance (6-11-2020)

ODH COVID-19 Testing in Ohio Grid, Priorities 1-5 (6-3-2020)

ODH Map of Testing Centers

ODH Health Alert: COVID-19 Updated Guidance for Testing (6-3-2020)

ODH Health Alert: Updated Guidance for Testing (4-1-2020)

Clinical Guidance

ODH Health Alert COVID-19 Updated Guidance for Reporting (10-20-2020)

CDC COVID-19 Contact Tracing, Close Contacts (10-21-2020)

CDC How COVID-19 Spreads (10-5-2020)

ODH COVID-19 FAQs Face Shields (8-14-2020)

CDC Duration of Isolation & Precautions for Adults (9-10-2020)

ODH Health Alert: Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C) Associated with COVID-19 (5-15-2020)

CDC Health Advisory Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C) Associated with COVID-19 (5-14-2020)

RestartOhio - Health Care Guide (5-1-2020)

ODH Healthcare Procedures & Hospitals COVID-19 Checklist (5-1-2020)

ODH Health Alert: COVID-19 Standardized Surveillance Case Definition and Reporting Update (4-8-2020)

ODH Amended Reporting Requirements for COVID-19 (4-8-2020)

ODH Checklist for Essential Versus Non-Essential Surgeries (4-8-2020)

ODH Guidance for Discontinuing Transmission-Based Precautions in COVID-19 Patients (4-7-2020)

ODH Criteria to Guide Evaluation and Laboratory Testing for COVID-19 at ODH Laboratory (4-1-2020)

ODH COVID-19 Guidance for Primary Care and Outpatient Providers (3-14-2020)

ODH Provider Guidance with Health Care Delivery Recommendations (3-11-2020)

Ohio Dermatological Association Provider Guidelines Addressing Elective/Non-Elective Procedures (3-18-2020)

ODH Letter to Primary Care, Pedatrics, OB-GYN (3-11-2020)

FDA Surgical Mask and Gown Conservation Strategies - Letter to Healthcare Providers (3-11-2020)

CMS Adult Elective Surgery and Procedures Recommendations (3-18-2020)

OhioMHAS COVID-19 and Opioid Treatment Guidance (3-16-2020)

ODH Letter to Health Alert Network (2-25-2020)

CDC People who are at Higher Risk for Severe Illness (3-26-2020)

CDC Frequently Asked Questions and Answers

CDC Flowchart to Identify and Assess the Disease

CDC Evaluating and Reporting Persons Under Investigation (PUI)

CDC Clinical Presentation

CDC Healthcare Infection Control Guidelines


Governor's Executive Order 2020-29D (7-16-2020)

SMBO Telemedicine Guidance (3-18-2020)

SMBO Action on Telemedicine, Emergency Licensure and CME for Licensees (3-18-2020)

State of Ohio Services Reimbursed through Telehealth during a State of Emergency (3-20-2020)

State of Ohio Telehealth Rules during a State of Emergency (3-20-2020)

ODM Telehealth Rules: Frequently Asked Questions (3-20-2020)

CMS Medicare Telemedicine Health Care Provider Fact Sheet (3-17-2020)

CMS Medicaid Telehealth Guidance (3-18-2020)

Coding, Billing, Insurance, Licensure

CMS Frequently Asked Questions on Medicare Fee-for-Service Billing (5-27-2020)

National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) Video Guidance for Certification of COVID-19 Deaths (5-5-2020)

NCHS Updated COVID-19 Coding Rules (5-5-2020)

ODH Guidance for Reporting COVID-19 on Certificate of Death (3-30-2020)

SMBO Action on CME for Licensees (3-18-2020)

CMS Physicians and Other Clinicians: CMS Flexibilities to Fight COVID-19 (3-30-2020)

CMS Accelerated and Advance Payment Program for Providers and Suppliers (3-28-2020)

Bricker & Eckler Survey Suspension FAQs (3-11-2020)

Bricker & Eckler Coronavirus Patient Privacy Implications (2-25-2020)

CDC ICD-10-CM Official Coding Guidelines (2-20-2020)

State Orders, Rules

ODH Director's Journal Entry for Second Amended Reporting Requirements for COVID-19 (10-20-2020)

ODH Order for the Testing of the Residents and Staff of all Residential Care Facilities (8-20-2020)

ODH Order that Provides Mandatory Requirements for Youth, Collegiate, Amateur, Club and Professional Sports (8-19-2020)

ODH Order for Facial Coverings throughout the State of Ohio (7-23-2020)

ODH Order for Facial Coverings in Butler, Cuyahoga, Franklin, Hamilton, Huron, and Trumbull Counties in Level 3 Public Health Advisory (7-8-2020)

Ohio Public Health Advisory System

ODH Order that Amends the Requirements for Non-Essential Surgeries and Procedures (6-2-2020)

ODH Updated and Revised Order for Business Guidance and Social Distancing (5-29-2020)

ODH Director's Journal Entry for Reporting Requirements for Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C) associated with COVID-19 (5-15-2020)

ODH Order that Reopens Businesses, with Exceptions, and Continues a Stay Healthy and Safe at Home Order (4-30-2020)

ODH Order for Performing COVID-19 Testing (4-1-2020)

ODH Order to Require an Inventory of all Ventilators in Ohio (3-31-2020)

ODH Order to Stay at Home (3-22-2020)

State Pharmacy Board Emergency Rule for Dispensing Chloroquine and Hydroxychloroquine (3-22-2020)

ODI COVID-19 Testing and Treatment: Out-of-Network Coverage (3-20-2020)

ODM Teleheath Executive Order (3-19-2020)

ODH Amended Order to Limit/Prohibit Mass Gatherings and the Closure of Venues (3-17-2020)

ODH Order for the Management of Non-essential Surgeries and Procedures (3-17-2020)

ODH Order to Limit/Prohibit Mass Gatherings (3-12-2020)

Establishing a Temporary Pandemic Child Care License (3-17-2020)


PhRMA Clinical Trials Tracker

PhRMA Glossary of Terms Pertaining to COVID-19 Therapeutics and Vaccines

STAT Drugs and Vaccines Tracker


CDC Travel during the COVID-19 Pandemic (8-26-2020)

ODH COVID-19 Travel Advisory (updated weekly)

ODH COVID-19 Guidance on Ohio Travel Protecting Against COVID-19 (7-28-2020)

Resource Pages

OOA Supplier for PPE (contact OOA office for discount code)

ODH Coronavirus Website

SMBO COVID-19 Resources

State Pharmacy Board of Ohio COVID-19 Response Efforts (4-17-2020)

Tool Kits, Other

ODH Posters and Signage (8-2020)

ODH Recommendations for Improving Building Ventilation Systems
to Reduce Risk of Airborne COVID-19 Transmission (7-1-2020)

ODH Prevention Flyer for Office (3-4-2020)

CMS Coronavirus (COVID-19) Partner Toolkit (3-18-2020)

ODH COVID-19 Resources for Local Health Districts and Providers

List of Ohio's 113 Local Health Districts


Do you have questions that aren't covered in these resources?
Let us know so we can ask the Ohio Department of Health for guidance.


August 2020


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