Governor DeWine held COVID-19 press briefings on Tuesday and Thursday this week.  Coronavirus cases continue to trend upward, and Governor DeWine’s Ohio Public Health Advisory System, the county by county approach to make decisions on COVID-19 restrictions, is in effect.  This week the Governor established a mask mandate for counties falling under Red Level…

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Governor DeWine held COVID-19 press briefings on Monday and Thursday this week.  In recent weeks, coronavirus cases began to trend upward above the daily averages, and this week was no exception.  Governor DeWine extended health orders that were set to expire this week, laid out a plan for a county by county approach to make…

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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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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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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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Below is a list of actions taken in Ohio as of May 8, 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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Social distancing and stay-at-home measures to combat the COVID-19 pandemic are intended to slow the spread of the virus, but for many Ohioans, these measures can take a heavy toll on their mental health.  Fear and anxiety drawn from the pandemic can cause stress for both adults and children. Stress can be more severe if…

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It’s been more than a month since Governor DeWine and Director Acton issued an order requiring all Ohioans to stay in their homes to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Everyone was anxiously awaiting Governor DeWine’s Monday press conference where he began announcing  his plans to reopen Ohio’s economy in a slow, methodical process beginning May…

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  This week, Governor DeWine started talking about plans to reopen Ohio’s economy in a slow, methodical process.   The DeWine Administration has continued their daily press conferences on the coronavirus pandemic.  The daily briefings on the COVID-19 pandemic in Ohio are still at 2 p.m., and can be watched live on the Ohio Channel, Ohio Public…

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