Governor DeWine held COVID-19 press briefings on Tuesday and Thursday this week.  This week, much focus has been directed to R0 (R Naught) numbers or basic reproduction numbers of the virus.  While many areas of Ohio are seeing a plateau in coronavirus cases, some have started to see a slight uptick and pop up testing…

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Major health disparities exist between white Americans and black Americans. For example, black women are four times more likely to die of pregnancy complications than white women and the average life expectancy of black Americans is four years lower than the rest of the population. In Ohio, black Ohioans are more likely to die of…

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Governor DeWine held press briefings on Tuesday and Thursday this week.  One of the big announcements for the week was that Dr. Amy Acton has stepped down as the director for the Ohio Department of Health.  She’s been leading Ohio through the pandemic, and will continue to do so in a new role as health…

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This week, Governor DeWine held a press conference on Tuesday and one on Friday.  Governor DeWine cancelled his 2 p.m. press conference on Thursday and asked Ohioans instead to observe a moment of silence at 2:00 p.m. in remembrance of George Floyd. The statewide moment of silence corresponded with the scheduled start of the memorial…

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The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the economy and is changing how people are covered by health insurance. Many people get their health coverage through their employers, others receive Medicaid coverage, some get coverage through an Affordable Care Act (ACA) plan, and before the pandemic, between 6% and 7% of Ohioans were uninsured. As a result…

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  Over the last several weeks, Governor DeWine’s daily press briefings have been reduced to around 2-3 briefings a week. Many aspects of Ohio’s economy have begun reopening, but there are still a few more to be announced. Below is a list of actions taken in Ohio as of May 29, 2020, with dates they…

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The COVID-19 pandemic has caused uncertainty about how students will attend college in the fall. In particular, high school seniors are likely wondering how their academic and social lives will be impacted by changes in response to the pandemic. In March, Ohio campuses shut down, students attended classes online, and many residence halls closed to…

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Ohio’s now more than 10 weeks into the coronavirus pandemic.  Governor DeWine continues to offer regular press updates on Ohio’s actions to mitigate the pandemic.  Over the last two weeks, his daily press briefings have been reduced to around 3 briefings a week. Below is a list of actions taken in Ohio as of May…

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Below is a list of actions taken in Ohio as of May 15, 2020, with dates they were discussed, and official orders when imposed. Please visit www.Coronavirus.Ohio.Gov for additional details.  All COVID-19 orders can be found here.  More data is available on the COVID-19 Dashboard here. Should you have health-related questions, the Department of Health hotline…

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With the primary election behind them, Ohioans begin to look towards the November election. According to a recent poll, President Donald Trump narrowly leads former Vice President Joe Biden in Ohio’s 2020 presidential election. The survey, conducted by Emerson College and Nexstar Media, shows President Trump three percentage points ahead of Biden leading 46% to…

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