Need face coverings for your workers? Two million face coverings are headed to Ohio employers


On May 19, 2020, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced a plan called “Protecting Ohio’s Workforce – We’ve Got You Covered.” The plan will send at least two million face coverings to employers across the state in an attempt to weaken the impact of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic on the safety and health of Ohioans.

The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) will fund the initiative from its existing budget, with no impact to Ohio employers’ premiums, and has already begun distributing the non-medical-grade face coverings. Public and private employers participating in the State Insurance Fund will receive a package from the BWC containing at least 50 face coverings free of charge. Shipments will target employers covered by the workers’ compensation system that are in good standing and report payroll to the bureau.

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