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DeWine Introduces Public Health Advisory Alert System To Better Track COVID-19 Outbreaks

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WYSO) — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine says he’s not ruling out a statewide mandatory facemask order to slow the spread of COVID-19. In his Thursday briefing with reporters, DeWine called the state’s coronavirus outbreak “a crisis,” citing exponential community spread in many counties. “This should be a wakeup call to all of us… Read More

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Ohio National Guard Deploys to Test Nursing Home, Congregate Care Staff and Residents for COVID-19

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — The Ohio National Guard will deploy across the state beginning this week to help expand COVID-19 testing at Ohio’s 960 nursing homes. Gov. Mike DeWine announced the effort during his regular coronavirus briefing. Guard members would work as part of more than a dozen so-called Congregate Care Unified Response teams… Read More

Gov. Mike DeWine speaks at his daily coronavirus press conference on March 20. Behind him are Lt. Gov. Jon Husted and Ohio Department of Health Director Dr. Amy Acton.

Elective Medical Procedures to Resume as Ohio Moves to Ease Coronavirus Restrictions

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WYSO) — The thousands of Ohioans whose elective procedures were postponed as a result of the state’s coronavirus outbreak will soon be able to access the treatment they need. At his daily briefing Wednesday, Gov. Mike DeWine said first priority will be given to patients awaiting surgeries. The state announced a halt to elective… Read More

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Coronavirus Response: Ohio Officials Promise More Tests, Masks, Jobless Benefits

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WYSO) — More coronavirus testing and more protective masks will soon be available statewide as Ohio officials work to continue flattening Ohio’s COVID-19 curve. At his daily briefing Wednesday, Gov. Mike DeWine also announced further steps towards easing the essential businesses order. Dozens of confirmed COVID-19 deaths have been recorded across the state… Read More