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Governor DeWine’s May 11th Press Conference

Good Morning:

Below are updates from yesterday’s press conference with Ohio Governor DeWine, Lt. Governor Husted and Health Commissioner, Dr. Amy Acton.  Today’s press conference is scheduled for 2:00 PM.  You may watch live on the Ohio Channel or locally on WTOV9.

Ohio’s COVID-19 case data:

  • 23,400 confirmed cases
  • 1,377 probable cases
  • 24,777 total cases
  • 4,413 hospitalizations
  • 1,236 confirmed deaths
  • 121 probable deaths
  • 1,357 total deaths
  • 1,217 ICU admissions

JobsOhio and the Ohio Department of Commerce’s Division of Liquor Control today announced they will offer a one-time rebate to bars and restaurants to defray the cost of restocking high-proof spirituous liquor. Beginning in mid-May, JobsOhio will provide a $500 rebate in high-proof spirituous liquor to eligible permits for purchases made through Ohio Liquor Contract Liquor Agencies. Permit holders must register to be eligible for rebate. There are more than 13,600 eligible permits in Ohio, totaling $6.8 million in potential rebates available to bars and restaurants. To view qualifying permits and to register for the liquor rebate program, visit For a printable outline of the liquor rebate program, click here.

Ohioans may apply for unemployment benefits online 24 hours a day, seven days a week, at It is also possible to file by phone at 877-644-6562 or TTY at 888- 642-8203, Monday through Friday 7AM to 7PM, Saturday 9AM to 5PM, and Sunday 9AM to 1PM. Employers with questions should email

As always, Coronavirus.Ohio.Gov and the Department of Health hotline, 1-833-4-ASK-ODH are great resources for those who have questions.