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Ohio has gotten all that it’s likely to get from the National Strategic Stockpile of medical supplies – a plane dropped off gowns, gloves, coveralls, face shields, surgical masks and N-95 masks in Columbus Tuesday. But the state says it’s not enough for now or through the surge of COVID-19 patients that is expected in the near future.

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Gov. Mike DeWine is ordering all hair and nail salons, barbershops, spas and tattoo parlors throughout the state to close Wednesday afternoon until further notice. 

More than 180 Bureau of Motor Vehicles locations will also close Wednesday. Five around the state will remain open to issue commercial driver's licenses. 

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The state has opened a call center for anyone who has questions about the potential spread of coronavirus and COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus. That number is 1-833-4-ASK-ODH that's 1-833-427-5634. State officials say keeping people informed and prepared is vital in handling what they see as an imminent outbreak of the virus.