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Articles About DeWine briefings
Ohio is about 10 days away from receiving its first shipment of COVID-19 vaccines. Frontline health care workers, emergency medical personnel and residents and staff at nursing homes, assisted living facilities and other congregate living settings will be the first recipients of the vaccine.
The governor on Nov. 11 issued a revised mask order for businesses in Ohio with a penalty for non-compliance, as well as indicating that the state would shut down restaurants, bars and fitness centers if COVID-19 spread doesn’t improve by the end of next week.
After a spike in June, and a larger spike in July, COVID-19 cases are moderating in Greene County. Yet with the county at level 2 on Ohio’s public health advisory system, cases are still increasing here at a higher rate than two months ago.
Exactly two weeks to the day after the Village of Yellow Springs mandated face masks in downtown Yellow Springs to slow the spread of COVID-19, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine announced masks would be required in public across the whole state.
The trend holds true for Greene County, which saw its per capita case rate more than double over the last month, even as the county remains relatively better off than the rest of the state and country. As of July 6, there were 99 active COVID-19 cases in Greene County, up from 58 on June 18.
Greene County is one of five southwest Ohio counties in which COVID-19 cases are rising, even as cases overall are falling in Ohio. Gov. Mike DeWine called the trend “worrisome” at his June 18 press briefing.
Ohio’s stay-at-home restrictions have been lifted, but Ohioans are asked to exercise “personal responsibility and accountability to others” to limit the spread of the coronavirus.
Last Thursday, Ohio restaurants and bars got the go-ahead from Gov. Mike DeWine to resume outdoor dining on Friday, May 15. Indoor dining is permitted to restart the following week, on Thursday, May 21.
Child care centers, day camps, campgrounds, gyms and fitness centers, pools and certain sports leagues were among the upcoming reopenings announced on May 14.
Restaurants, bars and some personal care services will reopen soon, DeWine announced on May 7. Meanwhile, the state lags its testing capacity plan and controversy over face masks and executive health powers is intensifying.