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Articles About COVID-19
On Friday, Jan. 8, Friends Care Community celebrated the arrival of pharmacy staff from CVS, there to administer the first round of COVID-19 vaccines.
2020 ushered in countless difficulties for the many small businesses that populate Yellow Springs. Restaurants endured challenges of meeting public health standards amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and shops had to cope with a decline in sales.
Yellow Springs Schools Superintendent Terri Holden says the district will agree to Gov. Mike DeWine’s stipulation that students return to in-person classes, at least part time, by March 1, in order to receive COVID-19 vaccinations for teachers and staff beginning the first week in February.
New HVAC filtration systems, masks, gloves, stand-alone air purifiers, plexiglass partitions and hand sanitizer stations were among the products purchased by local organizations through the grant.
Yellow Springs school district leaders are making plans for students to return to in-person classes, but exactly when that will be is uncertain.
Yellow Springs resident Chasilee Crawford is an ICU, or intensive care unit, nurse at Springfield Regional Medical Center. She volunteered to work in the hospital’s designated COVID-19 specific ICU when it was formed last March, and has been caring for patients who are severely ill with the disease ever since.
Ohio saw a massive bump in COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, Dec. 8. That day, 25,721 new cases were reported, bringing the statewide case total well over the half-million mark since the pandemic’s start.
After reporting just one COVID-19 infection during the fall quarter, Antioch College now has seven active cases on campus. Six students and one staff member tested positive for the virus over several days late last week, according to college spokesperson Christine Reedy.
Three local businesses are closing for the winter during what their owners expect to be a grim few months of the pandemic. Whether other seasonal closures will follow in Yellow Springs remains to be seen.
The Yellow Springs school board approved a plan for the district’s second semester, which starts Jan. 19, to begin transitioning students back to the classroom for in-person instruction.