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State COVID-19 News
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.
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.
Gov. Mike DeWine announced a new Stay Safe Ohio order on May 1, loosening previous “stay-at-home” restrictions while also urging Ohioans to continue social distancing.
Gov. Mike DeWine announced a phased restart of the Ohio economy at his Monday, April 27, briefing, the first specifics offered after an earlier announcement that Ohio would begin to reopen May 1.
The full plan will be released over the coming weeks, state officials said.
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