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Local COVID-19 News
The coronavirus pandemic has, for the time being, put a moratorium on in-person games. Not to be discouraged, Oskar, Jaden and Wills — and many others, both locally and worldwide — have moved their games online, adapting to the virtual environment and using the internet’s tools to their advantage.
Even with the tentative openings, business-as-usual seems far off. Closed since at least mid-March, many local merchants remain worried about the health of their businesses.
On Tuesday, May 12, several retailers around downtown Yellow Springs opened their doors to customers for the first time in nearly two months.
Seniors are graduating into a world stripped bare by a pandemic. They would have been celebrating the culmination of 12 to 13 years of consistent effort and determination. But rather than valiantly marching on to the next grand step in the journey of life, this year’s seniors simply drift, slowly floating over the line that marks the end of high school.
Starting on May 12, retail shops in the State of Ohio can reopen if they take certain safety precautions. But in Yellow Springs, not all stores are ready to fling open their doors to customers.
When Ohio closed dine-in restaurants and bars on March 15, the impact on local restaurants was immediate and severe.
Yellow Springs native and former Yellow Springs News intern shares his story of how he barely made it out of Tunisia as the world was shutting down due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The high number of COVID-19 cases being reported in the state’s prisons is of grave concern for Yellow Springs residents who volunteer in area facilities or have family members who are incarcerated.
Ohio’s stay-at-home order expired on May 1. That morning, Gov. Mike DeWine announced a new order, called Stay Safe Ohio, to replace the previous directive that Ohioans shelter in place in an effort to contain the spread of COVID-19.
The Village of Yellow Springs is planning for a possible loss of $320,000 in tax revenue due to the COVID-19 crisis and its related economic impacts.
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COVID-19 Reader Questions
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Openings, closings and reschedulings
- Varied views on mask rules
- Caution advised as stay-at-home restrictions lifted in Ohio
- Reopening restaurants: An interview with Dan Young
- Child care centers allowed to reopen on May 31
- Restaurants, bars and some personal care services to reopen
- A Yellow Springer’s experience getting stuck in Tunisia during the coronavirus outbreak
- Prisons hit hard by COVID-19
- Ohio’s new ‘stay safe’ order
- Village Council— Village projects revenue loss
- Yellow Springs Schools— No early end to academic year