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Slowing the spread of COVID-19 in homes, businesses and schools throughout Ohio is a top priority. Food processing facilities play a critical role in the food supply chain so additional vigilance is even more important. This is a spot where facilities can find the latest health and safety tips and details on upcoming pop-up testing locations in Ohio.

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Ohio Food Processing Safety News

November 20, 2020

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Contact Us:

Ohio Department of Agriculture 
8995 E. Main St.
Reynoldsburg, OH 43068

 

 

 

614.728.6201

 

 

agri.ohio.gov

 

 

 agrcommunications@agri.ohio.gov  

 

 

 

Governor Mike DeWine

Lt. Governor Jon Husted

Director Dorothy Pelanda

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Special Safety Updates For Ohio

Food Processing Businesses 

November 20, 2020

 


Keeping Ohio Fed During the COVID-19 Pandemic 

Slowing the spread of COVID-19 in homes, businesses and schools throughout Ohio is a top priority. Food processing facilities play a critical role in the food supply chain so additional vigilance is even more important. The Ohio Department of Agriculture will be providing regular outreach to share the latest health and safety tips and details on upcoming pop-up testing locations in Ohio. Please share and promote these resources with your staff.


COVID-19 Health and Safety Reminders

As the prevalence of the coronavirus increases across the state, please refer to this tool from the CDC with tips for dealing with essential workers who may have had exposure to the virus. Staff who have had an exposure but remain asymptomatic may continue to work but should adhere to the following practices:

  • Pre-screen for symptoms
  • Regular monitoring
  • Wear a mask
  • Social distance
  • Disinfect and clean work spaces

Contact your local health department for additional guidance.


Pop Up Testing

Pop-up testing locations for the week can be found below. Please confirm pop-up testing details on the Ohio Coronavirus website. Interested in a pop-up testing location in your area? Please email us at AGRDirector@agri.ohio.gov.

 

 

 

11/20

George M Smart Athletic Center
1000 Webster St.
Defiance

 

noon - 6 p.m.

11/21

Roger A. Reynolds Municipal Park
3800 Veterans Memorial Dr.
Hilliard

 

9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

11/21

Lawrence County Fairgrounds
7755 County Rd. 107
Proctorville

 

10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

11/22

Hamilton County Sheriff's Office Parking Lot
1000 Sycamore St.
Cincinnati

 

10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

11/22

Winton Terrace Apartment Homes
4848 Winneste Ave.
Cincinnati

 

noon - 3 p.m.

11/22

Findlater Apartment Homes
595 Strand Ln.
Cincinnati

 

noon - 3 p.m.

11/24

Crooksville Park
151 Village Park Dr.
Crooksville

 

10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

11/24

Union County Health Department
940 London Ave.
Marysville

 

10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

11/24

CMHA Miles Pointe Apartments
11806 Miles Ave.
Cleveland

10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

 

11/28

Perrysburg High School
13385 Roachton Rd.
Perrysburg

 

11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

11/29

Hamilton County Sheriff's Office Parking Lot
1000 Sycamore St.
Cincinnati

10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

 

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November 6, 2020 Newsletter

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Contact Us:

Ohio Department of Agriculture 
8995 E. Main St.
Reynoldsburg, OH 43068

 

 

 

614.728.6201

 

 

agri.ohio.gov

 

 

 agrcommunications@agri.ohio.gov  

 

 

 

Governor Mike DeWine

Lt. Governor Jon Husted

Director Dorothy Pelanda

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Special Safety Updates For Ohio

Food Processing Businesses 

November 6, 2020

 


Keeping Ohio Fed During the COVID-19 Pandemic 

Slowing the spread of COVID-19 in homes, businesses and schools throughout Ohio is a top priority. Food processing facilities play a critical role in the food supply chain so additional vigilance is even more important. The Ohio Department of Agriculture will be providing regular outreach to share the latest health and safety tips and details on upcoming pop-up testing locations in Ohio. Please share and promote these resources with your staff.


COVID-19 Health and Safety Reminders

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Don't Let Up: Governor DeWine shared a new advertisement that has begun airing across Ohio to serve as a visual reminder of how quickly COVID-19 can domino out of control. Click on the photo above to see the video. Please continue to follow the guidelines in your place of business and your daily life and don't let up. 


Pop Up Testing

Pop-up testing locations for the week can be found below. Please confirm pop-up testing details on the Ohio Coronavirus website. Interested in a pop-up testing location in your area? Please email us at AGRDirector@agri.ohio.gov.

 

11/07

Huber Park
1640 Davidson Dr.
Reynoldsburg

 

9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

11/07

Pick'n Save Foods
1113 Ironton Hills Dr.
Ironton

 

10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

11/08

Hamilton County Sheriff's Office
Parking Lot
1000 Sycamore St.
Cincinnati   

        

10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

11/09

Sacred Heart
Church
209 W. Lake Ave.
New Carlisle   

   

2 - 6 p.m.

11/09

Yoctangee Park -
City Pool Parking Lot
Mill St. Entrance
Chillicothe

              

10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

11/10

Union County
Health Department
940 London Ave.
Marysville      

        

10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

11/10

Montgomery County
Fairgrounds
645 Infirmary Rd.
Dayton 

 

12 - 5:30 p.m.

11/11

Marietta College PA
Parking Lot 208
Third St.
Marietta      

       

10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

11/12

St. Edward's Church
240 Tod Ln.
Youngstown     

 

10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

11/12

PrimaryOne Health
2300 W. Broad St.
Columbus           

9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

 

11/13

Molly Caren
Agricultural Center
135 OH-38
London

 

10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

11/13

Ottawa County
Fairgrounds
7870 OH-163
Oak Harbor 

       

1:30 - 6:30 p.m.

11/14

Grove City Church
of the Nazarene
4770 Hoover Rd.
Grove City

              

9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

11/14

Bridgegate Community School
4060 Sullivant Ave.
Columbus     

      

9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

11/15

Hamilton County Sheriff's Office Parking Lot
1000 Sycamore St.
Cincinnati     

      

10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

11/15

Kent State
University Ballroom
1075 Risman Dr.
Kent      

12 - 6 p.m.

 

 

 

 

October 23, 2020 Newsletter


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Contact Us:

Ohio Department of Agriculture 
8995 E. Main St.
Reynoldsburg, OH 43068

 

 

 

614.728.6201 

 

 agrcommunications@agri.ohio.gov  

 

 

 

Governor Mike DeWine

Lt. Governor Jon Husted

Director Dorothy Pelanda

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Special Safety Updates For Ohio

Food Processing Businesses 

October 23, 2020

 


Keeping Ohio Fed During the COVID-19 Pandemic 

Slowing the spread of COVID-19 in homes, businesses and schools throughout Ohio is a top priority. Food processing facilities play a critical role in the food supply chain so additional vigilance is even more important. The Ohio Department of Agriculture will be providing regular outreach to share the latest health and safety tips and details on upcoming pop-up testing locations in Ohio. Please share and promote these resources with your staff.


COVID-19 Health and Safety Reminders

As critical businesses committed to feeding Ohioans and often many others outside our state borders, communicating with your employees during the COVID-19 pandemic is critical.  Please visit this CDC website for communications tools including suggested messages, ideas on communication channels and links to specific materials (in multiple languages).

COVID Pro Tip: Your local health department is a great initial call for guidance on a COVID positive case or exposure on your staff.  Please use this list to find contact information for your local health department.

Visit the Ohio Department of Agriculture website resources page for a summary of these and other COVID-19 tools.


Pop Up Testing

Pop-up testing locations for the week can be found below. Please confirm pop-up testing details on the Ohio Coronavirus website. Interested in a pop-up testing location in your area? Please email us at AGRDirector@agri.ohio.gov.

10/24

 

Second Baptist Church
120 Morris Rd. Circleville 

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9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

10/25

 

Hamilton County Sheriff's Office Parking Lot
1000 Sycamore St. Cincinnati     

       

10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

10/26

 

Fayette County Fairgrounds
213 Fairview Ave. Washington Court House

               

10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

10/27

 

Sylvania Tam-O-Shanter
7060 W. Sylvania Ave.
Sylvania

 

9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

10/27

 

Rocking Horse Community Health Center
651 S. Limestone St.
Springfield       

       

5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

10/28

 

Carter Park
401 Campbell Hill Rd.
Bowling Green   

      

1- 6 p.m.

10/28

 

Marietta College
PA Parking Lot
208 Third St. Marietta 

 

10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

10/29

 

St. John's Episcopal Church
323 Wick Ave. Youngstown   

      

10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

10/29

 

Kendall Heights Apartment Complex 1701 Kendell Ave. Parking Lot
Portsmouth   

     

10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

10/29

 

PrimaryOne Health 2300 W. Broad St. Columbus            

9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

 

10/30

 

Highland County Fairgrounds
604 John St. Hillsboro     

  

10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

11/01

 

Hamilton County Sheriff's Office Parking Lot
1000 Sycamore St. Cincinnati               

10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

 

 

 

 

October 9, 2020 Newsletter

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Contact Us:

Ohio Department of Agriculture 
8995 E. Main St.
Reynoldsburg, OH 43068

 

 

 

614.728.6201

 

 

agri.ohio.gov

 

 

 agrcommunications@agri.ohio.gov  

 

 

 

Governor Mike DeWine

Lt. Governor Jon Husted

Director Dorothy Pelanda

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Special Safety Updates For Ohio

Food Processing Businesses 

October 9, 2020


Keeping Ohio Fed During the COVID-19 Pandemic 

Slowing the spread of COVID-19 in homes, businesses and schools throughout Ohio is a top priority. Food processing facilities play a critical role in the food supply chain so additional vigilance is even more important. The Ohio Department of Agriculture will be providing regular outreach to share the latest health and safety tips and details on upcoming pop-up testing locations in Ohio. Please share and promote these resources with your staff.


COVID-19 Health and Safety Reminders

Unsure how to handle a COVID positive case in your workplace? Please consider this CDC resource for appropriate protocols and best practices to slow the spread of the disease in your critical and essential business.

COVID Pro Tip: Your local health department is a great initial call for guidance on a COVID positive case or exposure on your staff.  Please use this list to find contact information for your local health department.

Visit the Ohio Department of Agriculture website resources page for a summary of these and other COVID-19 tools.

 


Pop Up Testing

Pop-up testing locations for the week can be found below. Please confirm pop-up testing details on the Ohio Coronavirus website. Interested in a pop-up testing location in your area? Please email us at AGRDirector@agri.ohio.gov.

10/10

Corinthian Missionary Baptist Church
3161 E. 5th Avenue, Columbus            

9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

 

10/10

 

Summit County Public Health Building
1867 W Market St, Akron       

 

8 a.m. - 12 p.m.

 

10/10

 

Kennedy Heights Montessori
6620 Montgomery Road, Cincinnati

 

11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

 

10/11

 

Allen Temple AME Church
7080 Reading Road, Cincinnati

 

1 p.m. - 5 p.m.

 

10/11

 

New Life Temple Church
4836 Ward Street, Cincinnati     

 

1 p.m. - 5 p.m.

 

10/11

 

Hamilton County Sheriff's Office Parking Lot
1000 Sycamore St., Cincinnati       

 

10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

 

10/13

 

Rocking Horse Community Health Center
651 S Limestone St, Springfield      

 

5 - 6:30 p.m.

 

10/14

 

Marion Township House
16003 OH-568, Findlay    

 

3 - 7 p.m.

 

10/14

 

Ohio University Southern
1804 Liberty Avenue, Ironton         

 

1 - 6 p.m.

 

10/15

 

PrimaryOne Health
2300 W. Broad St., Columbus        

 

9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

 

10/15

 

New Covenant Church of the Nazarene
304 Matta Avenue, Youngstown  

1 - 2 p.m.

 

10/18

 

 

Stanton Middle School
175 Hudson Rd, Kent

 

10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

 

10/19

 

Hamilton County Sheriff's Office Parking Lot
1000 Sycamore St., Cincinnati          

 

10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

September 11, 2020 Newsletter

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Contact Us:

Ohio Department of Agriculture 
8995 E. Main St.
Reynoldsburg, OH 43068

 

 

 

614.728.6201

 

 

agri.ohio.gov

 

 

 agrcommunications@agri.ohio.gov  

 

 

 

Governor Mike DeWine

Lt. Governor Jon Husted

Director Dorothy Pelanda

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Special Safety Updates For Ohio
Food Processing Businesses 
September 11, 2020

 


Keeping Ohio Fed During the COVID-19 Pandemic 

Slowing the spread of COVID-19 in homes, businesses and schools throughout Ohio is a top priority. Food processing facilities play a critical role in the food supply chain so additional vigilance is even more important. The Ohio Department of Agriculture will be providing regular outreach to share the latest health and safety tips and details on upcoming pop-up testing locations in Ohio. Please share and promote these resources with your staff.


COVID-19 Health and Safety Reminders

Please remember the Ohio Department of Health responsible protocols that apply to all businesses:

  1. Require face coverings for employees and recommend them for clients/customers at all times.
  2. Conduct daily health assessments by employers and employees (self-evaluation) to determine if “fit for duty.”
  3. Maintain good hygiene at all times – hand washing, sanitizing and social distancing.
  4. Clean and sanitize workplaces throughout workday and at the close of business or between shifts.
  5. Limit capacity to meet social distancing guidelines.

 

Please consider this CDC resource regarding face coverings and the FDA guidance on the use of respirators.

Visit the Ohio Department of Agriculture website resources page for a summary of these and other COVID-19 tools.

 


Pop Up Testing

Pop-up testing locations for the week can be found below. Please confirm pop-up testing details on the Ohio Coronavirus website. Interested in a pop-up testing location in your area? Please email us at AGRDirector@agri.ohio.gov.

Test Date
Location
Hours

 

9/12

 

Chapel Hill Mall
2000 Brittain Rd.
Akron  

 

9:30 a.m. - noon
1:30 - 4:30 p.m.

 

9/12

 

Stephanie Tubbs Jones Health Center
13944 Euclid Ave.
Warrensville Hts. 

 

10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

 

9/13

 

 

Chapel Hill Mall
2000 Brittain Rd. 
Akron  

 

9:30 a.m. - noon
1:30 - 4:30 p.m.

 

9/15

 

Rocking Horse Community Health Center
651 S. Limestone St.
Springfield      

 

5 p.m. - 7 p.m.

 

9/16

 

UT Scott Park Campus 
225 West Scott Park Dr., Lot # 23
Toledo     

 

noon - 7 p.m.

 

 

9/17

 

UT Scott Park Campus
225 West Scott Park Dr., Lot # 23
Toledo     

 

noon - 7 p.m.

 

9/18

 

Life in Christ Community Church
1100 Sunset Ave.
Springfield           

 

1 - 6 p.m. 

 

9/19

 

South Pointe Hospital
20000 Harvard Ave.
Cleveland
(open but limited)         

 

10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

 

9/18

 

Elyria City Hall
131 Court St.
Elyria     

 

9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

 

9/19

Roll Hill School
2411 Baltimore Ave.
Cincinnati           

9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

 

9/19

 

Barnesville Park
130 Fair St.
Barnesville        

 

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

 

August 28, 2020 Newsletter

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Contact Us:

Ohio Department of Agriculture 
8995 E. Main St.
Reynoldsburg, OH 43068

 

 

 

614.728.6201

 

 

agri.ohio.gov

 

 

 agrcommunications@agri.ohio.gov  

 

 

 

Governor Mike DeWine

Lt. Governor Jon Husted

Director Dorothy Pelanda

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Special Safety Updates For Ohio

Food Processing Businesses 

August 28, 2020

 


Keeping Ohio Fed During the COVID-19 Pandemic 

Slowing the spread of COVID-19 in homes, businesses and schools throughout Ohio is a top priority. Food processing facilities play a critical role in the food supply chain so additional vigilance is even more important. The Ohio Department of Agriculture will be providing regular outreach to share the latest health and safety tips and details on upcoming pop-up testing locations in Ohio. Please share and promote these resources with your staff.


COVID-19 Health and Safety Reminders

All food processing facilities should have an updated COVID-19 Preparedness & Response Plan. Click here for guidance on creating a plan for your business.

Click here for information on prioritizing basic infection and prevention measures.

Click here for additional information on COVID-19 and the state’s response efforts.


Pop Up Testing

Pop-up testing locations for the week can be found below. Please confirm pop-up testing details on the Ohio Coronavirus website. Interested in a pop-up testing location in your area? Please email us at AGRDirector@agri.ohio.gov

Test Date

Location 

Hours

 

 

8/26

White Oak
Christian Church
3675 Blue Rock Rd.
Cincinnati

12 - 4 p.m.

 

 

8/29

Meigs County Fairgrounds
41850 Fairgrounds Lane
Pomeroy

10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

 

 

8/29

Charles Drew
Health Center
1323 West Third St.
Dayton

9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

 

 

8/29

South Pointe Hospital
20000 Harvard
Cleveland

10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

 

 

8/30

Roberts Academy
1702 Grand Ave.
Cincinnati

 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

 

 

8/31

Our Lady of Peace Parish Community Center 
1200 East 21st St.
Ashtabula     

12 - 4 p.m.

 

 

9/01

Rocking Horse Community Health Center
651 S. Limestone St.
Springfield

5 - 7 p.m.

 

 

9/01

Dixie Twin Drive-In
6201 N. Dixie Dr.
Dayton                    

10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

 

 

9/01

Stanley Row Apartments
835 Poplar St.
Cincinnati                  

9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

 

 

9/02

Central State University
1400 Brush Row Rd.
Wilberforce               

10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

 

 

9/03

Findlater Apartment Homes
595 Strand Ln.
Cincinnati           

9 a.m. - 1 p.m.