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Caution Marks Services at Athens County’s Largest Church

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ALBANY, Ohio (WOUB) – “Welcome to the church of no contact,” quipped Matthew Morris as he entered Christ Community Wesleyan Church near Albany on Sunday. The church, which normally welcomes more than 500 to its services each Sunday, seated fewer than 200. The sparse attendance, and amped-up hygienics were the church’s answer to coronavirus concerns…. Read More

Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the National Institutes of Health Anthony Fauci

WATCH: White House Coronavirus Task Force Holds News Conference

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Updated at 6:19 p.m. ET The Trump administration said on Sunday that starting this week, labs across the country will be able to process coronavirus screenings of up to 4,000 people a day, as the deadly virus worsens across America and criticism mounts over the availability of tests. “We are going from somewhat manual, relatively… Read More

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“We Can’t Get To Everybody”: Hospital Closures, Underfunded Health Centers Hinder Coronavirus Response

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Local public health departments and hospitals are on the front lines of facing the coronavirus throughout the Ohio Valley, yet the health professionals who run these facilities say years of underfunding and hospital closures have diminished these services that now face the crisis. Dan Brown, a former councilman for the riverside village of Bellaire, Ohio,… Read More