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Coronavirus Updates July 10

July 10, 2020 |

  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…

Guidance and Plans for Reopening K-12 Schools in the Fall

July 9, 2020 |

After schools were closed on March 13 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it was unclear how school districts would reopen for Ohio’s 1.7 million students in the fall. In a press conference on July 2, Governor DeWine announced a new set of guidelines from the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) and Department of Education (ODE)…

Coronavirus Updates July 3

July 3, 2020 |

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…

Coronavirus Updates June 26

June 26, 2020 |

Governor DeWine held COVID-19 press briefings on Tuesday and Thursday this week.  This week, coronavirus cases began to trend upward above the daily averages.  We expect Governor DeWine to lay out his plan to reopen Ohio’s K-12 schools next week. Below is a list of actions taken in Ohio as of June 26, 2020, with…

Police Reform Initiatives in Ohio

June 23, 2020 |

Police reform is gaining sustained, national attention amid continuing protests across the country. In Ohio, a police reform bill, House Bill 703, has been drafted in the House and Ohio House Democrats have put forward a variety of bill ideas to address police and civil justice reform. Governor DeWine and Attorney General Yost unveiled several…

Coronavirus Updates June 19

June 19, 2020 |

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…

Resolutions in Ohio to Declare Racism a Public Health Crisis

June 16, 2020 |

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…

Coronavirus Update June 12

June 12, 2020 |

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…

Coronavirus Updates June 5

June 5, 2020 |

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…