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Dear Neighbor,
 
I want to share the following message with you during these trying times. Please click the image below to watch:
First, help Ohio slow the spread. Please follow the recommended guidelines to keep your family healthy and stay informed. Visit coronavirus.ohio.gov for updates, prevention tips and other resources.
Secondly, my colleagues and I are working with Governor DeWine and have passed emergency measures to provide relief for Ohioans, and I have included details on this legislation below. Finally, remember that you are not alone. Ohioans are in this together, and we will make it through. Let’s keep encouraging one another and caring for those who need extra help.

As we continue our work in fighting the coronavirus, please do not hesitate to reach out to my office if you have ideas or need help accessing state resources. I'm available at Johnson
@OhioSenate.gov or by phone at (614) 466-8082.

Sincerely,
Terry Johnson
State Senator
Ohio's 14th Senate District
Coronavirus/COVID-19 has created health and economic emergencies and hardships for many Ohio families, individuals and businesses. The legislature is working with Governor DeWine on relief efforts, and we met last week to pass HB 197, an emergency relief measure to get aid to those in need now. It received unanimous support in the Ohio Senate, and Governor DeWine signed it into law last Friday.

Among other things, this legislation:
  • Expands eligibility for unemployment compensation.
  • Waives K-12 standardized testing and school report card requirements and allows seniors to graduate.
  • Extends absentee voting by mail for Ohio's primary election to April 28.
  • Provides funding for small businesses, such as daycares and services for the disabled.
 
I will continue working daily with Governor DeWine and his administration on all measures implemented in order to mitigate the coronavirus impact on Ohio’s families, schools, businesses and communities.

For the latest updates on COVID-19 visit
www.Coronavirus.Ohio.gov or call the Department of Health’s hotline at 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634).

Please visit these links below for resources available to all Ohioans confronting the new realities the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic has created in our community. You will find information on Ohio's
UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS, resources for SMALL BUSINESSES, help for Ohioans struggling with MENTAL HEALTH AND ADDICTION concerns and more. 

 
We are fighting for Ohioans by enacting legislation that will provide relief during this pandemic, but we need your help.

Many people want to offer their time and resources to help our community during these uncertain times. The Governor’s Office has created a way for you to turn these gracious acts of kindness into reality. Please email together@governor.ohio.gov to give back.

Continue to practice social distancing and adhering to the guidelines set by our public health officials. Getting through this crisis won’t happen without the resourcefulness, determination and resilience that makes us all Ohioans. We are all in this together!
 
Senator Johnson represents the 14th District in the Ohio Senate, which encompasses all of Adams, Brown, Clermont, and Scioto counties as well as a portion of Lawrence County.