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COVID-19 & Emerging Pathogens feature image Mike Abrams, OHA president and CEO, provides an update on hospital readiness during Gov. Mike DeWine's March 7 update to the media on COVID-19.

COVID-19 & Emerging Pathogens

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Hospital services are essential during emergencies. The Ohio Hospital Association is coordinating COVID-19 communications and protocols between state and federal agencies and Ohio's health care delivery network. OHA previously partnered with the Ohio Department of Health to develop a regional emergency preparedness network and to lead the Ohio Emerging Pathogen Coalition established specifically to coordinate response to pathogens new to Ohio. Click here to review the Coalition's Ebola preparendness training modules.

COVID-19: Coronavirus Disease 2019 Information for Ohioans

The Ohio Hospital Association continues to monitor updates from the Ohio Department of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American Hospital Association and shares the most relevant links on this page about the coronavirus, labeled COVID-19 - coronavirus disease 2019.

First identified in Wuhan, China, in December 2019, the virus has spread to tens of thousands in China. As cases in nearly 100 other countries continue to grow, the CDC expects more confirmed cases globally, including in the U.S.

Resources for Health Care Providers

The American Hospital Association, along with the CDC, are providing updated information for hospital staff, health care providers and caregivers. Check back to these sites for regular updates.