The Board met virtually on August 21, 2020 and approved Governor DeWine’s request to send another round of face coverings to employers to reduce the spread of COVID-19. The BWC shipped 20.6 million masks to 197,000 Ohio employers as part of their Protecting Ohio’s Workforce — We’ve Got You Covered campaign. BWC will begin sending approximately 23 million masks to employers this fall, who will not be billed for the items. The funding will come from BWC’s Division of Safety & Hygiene at no impact to the division’s safety services and grant programs. BWC is working to purchase as many of these masks as possible from manufacturers making them here in Ohio.