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COVID-19: Athens County Health Dept. Is Preparing For the Fall Semester

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — The annual August ritual of Ohio University students returning to Athens has a different impact during this COVID-19 pandemic. The university will start fall semester with approximately 2,000 students allowed on the Athens campus. But along with that ten percent of the overall campus enrollment approved for face-to-face classes and/or dorm living… Read More

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Senate Rejects Proposal To Require Written Consent For Contact Tracing

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — A proposal from the Ohio House that would require people with COVID-19 give consent to contact tracing in writing has been rejected by the Senate. That sends the bill to a conference committee. A dozen Senators voted for the amendment, which was attached to a bill that would shield 911 operators’ personal information from… Read More

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WATCH: ‘Massive Numbers of People’ Needed to do Contact Tracing

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NewsHour) — State governments across the country are hiring thousands of people as contact tracers to track the spread of COVID-19 and to help bring it under control. The data collected from contact tracing can help researchers better understand how the virus spreads, and what mitigation methods work. ProPublica reporter Caroline Chen joins… Read More