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Current Coronavirus Information


  • 11/18/20 - The Ohio Department of Health has identified sites in Ohio to receive the pre-positioned vaccine after a COVID-19 vaccine is given emerency-use authorization. Click here to view the update and current case data.

  • 10/30/20 - If you are provider interested in administering the COVID-19 vaccine when it becomes available, The Ohio Department of Health urges you to enroll now.  


  • 10/22/20 - The Ohio Department of Health (ODH) Interim Director Lance Himes has issued an amended Director’s Journal Entry with updated reporting requirements for COVID-19 to include the electronic reporting of all laboratory results related to SARS-CoV-2:

    • Click here for the Director of Health's Journal Entry outlining the new process

    • Read the updated Health Alert for new guidance


  • 10/20/20 - The Ohio Department of Health and the Governor’s Pandemic Response and Recovery Leadership Team invites prescribers to participate in a critical webinar on the Ohio COVID-19 Vaccine Program. This webinar will take place Wednesday, October 21, 2020, at 4:00 p.m. and will discuss Ohio’s proposed vaccination strategy and the step-by-step process to become a provider of the COVID-19 vaccine when it becomes available. Click here to register for the webinar.


  • 9/14/20 - ​The Ohio Department of Health released guidance that permits couples massage provided that massage tables are spaced 8 feet apart. The updated Responsible RestartOhio Sector-Specific Operating Requirements are available on the Medical Board's website here




  • 6/25/20 - Governor DeWine announced the expansion of COVID-19 testing in Ohio. Testing supplies have been allocated to local jurisdictions during the past few months but will be transitioning to a formal request process through County Emergency Management Agencies (EMAs).

    • Click here for the Director of Health's memo outlining the new process

    • How to request resources through your county Emergency Management Agency

    • Emergency Management Agency resource request form






  • 5/8/20- Health Care Restart Resources Email: updated testing guidance, certification of COVID-19 deaths, coding changes, water supply flushing when returning to buildings, Responsible Restart Ohio guide for health care


  • 5/8/20- Massage Therapy Update: The Medical Board is working diligently on the plan for reopening all massage therapy locations. Information will be available on, and sent to licensees as soon as the plan for client safety is finalized and a date is decided.

  • 4/28/20 - Massage therapy locations are not included in the Ohio Department of Health’s Responsible RestartOhio plan. The State Medical Board of Ohio continues to follow the directives and guidance issued by the Ohio Department of Health regarding our licensees. We will continue to update our website and send updates as we receive information.

Previously Issued Guidance & Updates

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