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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

Gov. Mike DeWine speaks to reporters

DeWine Orders Ban on Visitors at Nursing Homes, State’s Psychiatric Hospitals

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Gov. Mike DeWine has ordered a ban on visitors at Ohio nursing homes and in the state’s psychiatric hospitals. DeWine says nursing homes requested the ban because of the vulnerability of elderly people and those with compromised immune systems to COVID-19. “No one knows the safety of their patients better than the nursing homes themselves,”… Read More

Dr. Amy Acton, Ohio Department of Health director

Gov. DeWine Announces Three-Week “Spring Break” Extension for K-12 Schools

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COLUMBUS, Ohio — will be extending spring break for all K-12 schools for three weeks starting at the close of school Monday, according to Gov. Mike DeWine. He made the announcement at his press conference today regarding the state’s response to the coronavirus. We have today again consulted with experts, so we are announcing today… Read More