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State COVID-19 News
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.
Ohio’s K-12 schools will remain closed and teaching continue remotely until the end of the school year, Gov. Mike DeWine announced on Monday, April 20.
May 1 will be a “new phase” in the state of Ohio’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine said at his daily briefing on Thursday, April 16.
Face masks in use for at least a year. An “army” of amateur epidemiologists mobilized to trace cases. Widespread and rapid testing to see who has — and who had — COVID-19.Those are a few aspects of the State of Ohio’s plan to start opening up businesses and schools following the coronavirus pandemic.
Social distancing is working, state officials have emphasized at press briefings in recent days. But Ohioans should continue to stay at home to make sure the projections of a dramatically “flattened curve” come to pass, they say.
Ohioans are traveling and buying less, while visiting parks more, new data released by the state suggests. Dr. Amy Acton presented some of the figures at the governor’s briefing on Saturday, April 4.
Confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ohio rose to 3,312, the Ohio Department of Health reported on Friday, April 3. Read more state and local updates after the jump.
Ohio cases rise to 1,653; mask sterilization process approval near: Highlights from the governor’s March 29 briefing
President Donald Trump has assured Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine that by the end of the day FDA would approve a new process, developed in Ohio, to sterilize used surgical masks, DeWine reported at a short press briefing on Sunday, March 29. Read reports from press briefings on March 27, 28 and 29.
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