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Ohio has seen its first confirmed death caused by COVID-19. Now Gov. Mike DeWine is ordering senior centers to close as he evaluates the potential shutdown of other businesses. Throughout the course of several days DeWine closed many businesses to delay the spread of coronavirus – places with large gatherings like movie theaters and places… Read More
ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — OhioHealth, which owns Athens’ O’Bleness and 27 other hospitals in Ohio, has implemented visitor restrictions at all of its locations as a precaution to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The health system released the following visitor guidelines: Visitors must be 18 years or older Patients will be limited to one visitor at… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (WOSU) — Ohio’s Department of Health will issue a public health order telling medical centers to stop all elective surgeries and other procedures, in an effort to free up staff and equipment for dealing with COVID-19 coronavirus. The state on Tuesday reported 67 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in 16 counties. Of those cases,… Read More
ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Officials in Athens have said they will not allow any “fest” events to take place this year due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. According to a joint release from the City of Athens, Athens City-County Health Department, and Ohio University Monday, there is an effort to organize a “fest” event for… Read More
From school closures to event cancellations, the disruptions are real — and vital. It’s all to slow the spread of coronavirus so hospitals don’t get so overwhelmed that they can’t treat the sickest.
School systems across the Ohio Valley are responding to the coronavirus pandemic by canceling face-to-face classes and extending spring breaks. That’s left teachers, administrators and parents scrambling to meet the unexpected challenges to care for, feed, and educate children while they are away from school. Ashley Blankenship has two school-age children in Athens, Ohio. One… Read More
Insurers have begun easing restrictions on refills of some prescription drugs, in light of coronavirus. Still, co-pays for stocking up on that bigger supply can be prohibitive, say consumer advocates.
New York Stock Exchange trading was halted temporarily after indexes plunged 7% in reaction to Saudi Arabia’s oil price cut amid increasing fears over the coronavirus epidemic’s economic impact.
Gov. Mike DeWine on Monday declared a state of emergency after the first three cases of novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, were identified in the state. DeWine announced that three Ohioans tested positive for the virus, but the state won’t release information on who the patients are until they’re notified. All three patients are from Cuyahoga… Read More
Restrictions intended to control the global outbreak of novel coronavirus continue to increase. In many countries, schools are closed, travelers face quarantine and business has ground to a halt. PBS NewsHour’s William Brangham reports and Judy Woodruff talks to Kristalina Georgieva, managing director of the International Monetary Fund, about how it is attempting to offset… Read More