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Lucas Metropolitan Housing Authority official statement about the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

March 12, 2020: Lucas Metropolitan Housing Authority (LMHA) is closely monitoring the progress of the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) as it continues to spread. LMHA is taking precautions to help minimize the amount of people affected and help slow the threat of the virus following the guidelines and recommendations from the Toledo-Lucas County Health Department, the Ohio Department of Health and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

The Ohio Health Department has a 4th confirmed case of COVID-19. The individual is a man, mid-50s, in Stark County. He has no travel history outside the U.S., which means Ohio has a case of “community spread.” This individual is currently hospitalized, and local health officials are working on the number of contacts he had in the weeks before becoming ill.

The experts expect COVID-19 cases to continue to grow as the virus spreads and the number of tests performed increases. As of now, based on the statistics from the Ohio Department of Health, there are 52 persons under investigation, 30 negatives and 5 positive cases reported in Ohio. The cumulative number of individuals under health supervision is 333.

It is very clear that if unattended, COVID-19 has the potential to grow within our area and spread exponentially. We are acting now to try to avoid this spread as much as possible. We must face this challenge and control the situation as much as we can.

Considering the most recent information, LMHA is taking action to ensure the health and safety of our staff, our clients, visiting partners and the communities we serve. This action plan is consistent with the actions taken by the local government, and in a larger scale, by the State of Ohio.  We are preparing our staff and our communities to collaborate with the joint efforts that LMHA, and our community partners, are taking against the COVID-19. 

During the past few days, Lucas Metropolitan Housing Authority (LMHA) Leadership has been working on an action plan to address this emergency.

LMHA is implementing a three-phased work plan defined by:

1- Continued Education Phase: to continue providing information and guidance about COVID-19 to employees and LMHA’s clients including public housing residents and other programs’ participants.

2- Active Prevention Phase: to enforce actions that avoids COVID-19 from spreading.

3- Business Continuity Phase: to guarantee the continuity of LMHA Operations and services to LMHA’s clients including public housing residents and other programs’ participants.

We must come together, working in a coordinated effort to ensure the safety and well-being of our families, friends and others. Every single affirmative action will make a difference.

On the Internet:  www.lucasmha.org

 

 

 
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