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Local COVID-19 News
This week, the News spoke with Dr. Allen Hunt, who was one of the earliest to sound the alarm about an impending pandemic. He addresses how the shutdown limited deaths from COVID-19, projections for a second wave, a potential vaccine and the problem with waiting for “herd immunity.”
Two weeks ago, Yellow Springs News editor Megan Bachman spoke with local physician Dr. Stuart “Skip” Leeds by phone to get his take on COVID-19 in the state of Ohio and Yellow Springs. He addresses masks, Ohio’s reopening plan, early pandemic projections, the possibility of a second wave and local responses to the threat.
Nursing homes across Ohio have adopted similar measures, and all have been operating under visitor restrictions since ordered to do so by the state health department on March 13.
To keep villagers’ housing stable during the current public health and economic crisis, Village Council is considering several steps to protect local renters.
The Class of 2020 graduated like no other before it, with a community parade and outdoor ceremony at Antioch University Midwest.
Whether visitors and villagers are following those directives — and should be made to — has become a matter of local contention in recent weeks.
Communities of all sizes and natures have had to redefine what it means to be together in the long weeks since the coronavirus pandemic has forced people to remain physically distant. The Antioch School community is no different in this regard, and has worked together — from a distance — to maintain the closeness at its core.
The Gaunt Park Pool will be reopening this year, with some changes.
As the most strict shutdown phase has begun loosening for many Ohioans, the News asked a half dozen villagers this question: is there anything you’re learning during this period that is meaningful, or surprising?
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.
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- YS Development Corporation— Goals, behavior discussed
- School facilities— Forum takes public pulse
- Villager, realtor buys Millworks
- Downtown George Floyd mural vandalized
- COVID-19 vaccinations— Governor urges ‘persistence’
- Annual Gaunt event honors foundation, author
- Wrecking Racism— Staying informed, only to mourn
- Coming down with COVID— Villagers share virus battles
- Schools facilities planning— District hones in on 4 options
- Mental health considered in students’ return