COLUMBUS—State Representative Tavia Galonski (D-Akron) today released a statement following the dangerous and partisan attack on Dr. Amy Acton by House Republicans:
COLUMBUS— As many Ohioans will be called back to work in May, many will be faced with impossible decisions related to work, health and family as this ongoing pandemic continues: how to return to work when you have children at home and no one to care for them with daycares and schools closed; how to keep those high-risk individuals who will remain quarantined safe when workers return home; and what protections exist for workers in and out of the workplace or who do fall ill with COVID-19.
COLUMBUS – State Reps. Lisa Sobecki (D-Toledo) and Tavia Galonski (D-Akron) today sent a letter to Gov. Mike DeWine and Lt. Governor Jon Husted urging them to allow Ohioans to continue to be eligible for unemployment coverage if they choose not to return to work due to their unique circumstances.
COLUMBUS—State Rep. Tavia Galonski (D-Akron) calls for a “responsible restart” for Ohio, outlining 10 recommendations following several weeks of testimony during the OHIO 2020 Economic Recovery Task Force proceedings, as well feedback heard from constituents, local health officials and business leaders.
COLUMBUS- State Rep. Tavia Galonski (D-Akron) today announced that the Ohio Controlling Board approved $8,556,587 in federal coronavirus relief funds to the Ohio Department of Health’s (ODH) Public Health Emergency Preparedness Fund. These funds were the result of the passage of the federal Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act. Funds will be used to increase testing capacity and carry out mitigation strategies, including surveillance, contact tracing and infection control measures.
State Reps. Thomas West (D-Canton) and Tavia Galonski (D-Akron) today joined State Sen. Cecil Thomas (D-Cincinnati) in writing a letter to Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, Lieutenant Governor Jon Husted, and Ohio Department of Health Director Dr. Amy Acton outlining steps to combat racial disparities in health outcomes amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The joint letter is part of an effort by the Ohio Legislative Black Caucus (OLBC) to address racial and ethnic disparities in the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
COLUMBUS— State Rep. Tavia Galonski (D-Akron) today announced the state Controlling Board approved more than $248 million in federal coronavirus relief funds to aid the state’s ongoing pandemic response efforts, including funds to bolster testing capacity, purchase needed personal protective equipment for frontline workers, expand hospital capacity, and provide resources for those most impacted by the coronavirus.
COLUMBUS— State Rep. Tavia Galonski (D-Akron) today announced Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) grants will be made available to cover certain local pandemic response costs in Ohio. Funds will go to state and local authorities as well as non-profits, such as hospitals, working at the direction of local governments.
COLUMBUS— State Rep. Tavia Galonski (D-Akron) today was named to a bipartisan work group, OHIO 2020, to aid in the state’s economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic. House Democrats formed similar work groups in recent weeks, releasing short and long-term priorities to benefit those hit hardest by the pandemic. Galonski released the following statement:
COLUMBUS— For many, the first day of a new month means rent and bills are due. For those who have lost their jobs due to the coronavirus outbreak, April 1st could be the most financially devastating day yet as fears of evictions and foreclosures may loom.