COVID-19

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TY GREENLEES / DAYTON DAILY NEWS

Here are your morning headlines for Wednesday, May 20:

ALEX GRAY

Ohio college students just finished their spring semester that was disrupted by the coronavirus pandemic. In early March, schools stopped in-person classes and switched to remote learning, upending campus life.

A Kent State University journalism class spent the week after spring break recording diaries about their experience. Alex Gray discovered two things that helped her cope: Quality time with her mom, and taking quiet drives. 

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GOOGLE

The Cleveland Clinic Akron General will open a new downtown coronavirus testing site next month.

Coronavirus In Ohio: DeWine Lifting Stay-At-Home Order

May 19, 2020

Ohio's stay-at-home order is now less a command than a suggestion.

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AKRON PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Here are your morning headlines for Tuesday, May 19: 

Updated at 12:37 p.m. ET

The Senate Banking Committee took its first look at spending under the massive CARES Act, which Congress approved in March to provide assistance to individuals, businesses and local governments affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin were pressed by senators about their stewardship of specific aspects of the approximately $2 trillion relief package at Tuesday's remote hearing.

GARRETT NAYLON

Ohio college students just finished their spring semester which was disrupted by the coronavirus pandemic. In early March, schools stopped in-person classes and switched to remote learning, upending campus life.

A Kent State University journalism class spent the week after spring break recording diaries about their experience. Garrett Naylon stayed in Kent and reflected on what it's like to live on a deserted campus. 

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Facing an unprecedented drop in business and the loss of a major air carrier, Akron-Canton Airport is counting on passengers gradually starting to fly again. But what does that look like?

Food Banks And Face Masks

May 18, 2020

Ohio’s foodbanks employ and serve people who are often in high risk populations for developing COVID-19 because of age or health conditions. So, wearing face masks or coverings is recommended but it also causes some problems.

Ohio’s K-12 schools are winding down their remote classes to end this unusual year. And Gov. Mike DeWine says he and school leaders are making plans for returning to in-person classes after summer break.

Updated Tuesday, May 26, 3:00 p.m.

Cincinnati State says its students will do remote learning this fall with the exception of required labs and skills learning. A Tuesday news release says those students will be able to socially distance.

Without a treatment or vaccine for COVID-19, a handful of recent surveys find most people are uncomfortable with the idea of returning to work. But a couple of local inventors are repurposing their products and inventing new ones that may help protect employees from getting the virus.

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OHIO DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

Gov. Mike DeWine wanted to make a message clear Monday during a press conference: As the state reopens, the success of the economy depends on whether Ohioans follow social distancing protocols. 

DeWine said he received images of overcrowded bars and restaurants after they were given the OK to reopen for outdoor seating on Friday. 

It was a big weekend for the bars and restaurants that reopened outdoor patios. Many chose not to open, and most of those that did observed social distancing. But pictures of some that didn’t were widely circulated on social media.

As restaurants and bars that had been closed since March opened for outdoor dining this weekend, pictures of packed patios from around the state appeared to show operators and patrons ignoring social distancing protocols. And some restaurants didn’t open their patios for service at all.

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TY GREENLEES / DAYTON DAILY NEWS

Here are your morning headlines for Monday, May 18:

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SARAH TAYLOR / WKSU

The minority leader of the Ohio house, Akron Democrat Emilia Sykes, says the state has not done enough to address the disproportionate affect COVID-19 is having on black Ohioans.

Sykes talked about the state’s response and the need she sees.

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There’s a new pot of grant money for small businesses in Summit County struggling to survive during the coronavirus pandemic. The hope is that more of them will be able to qualify for this round of funding.

Ohio day camps can begin reopening May 31, Gov. Mike DeWine announced in his daily coronavirus press conference Thursday. Full guidelines from the state are forthcoming, but camps around Northeast Ohio already have plans of their own at the ready to keep children safe.

Hiram House in Chagrin Falls has suspended some of its camp options for the 2020 season, said Executive Director Courtney Guzy, including the overnight camp, cookouts and group photos.

Health officials say the new study to gather samples of COVID-19 antibody test results will include a broad range of participants from around Ohio.

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OFFICE OF GOV. MIKE DeWINE

Health experts have been learning more about COVID-19 as cases have spread. This includes new concerns about children contracting an inflammatory syndrome that may be associated with the virus. Ohio Department of Health Director Dr.

OHIO DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

Here are your morning headlines for Friday, May 15:

Hannah Stickel

Ohio college students just finished their spring semester that was disrupted by the coronavirus pandemic. In early March, schools stopped in-person classes and switched to remote learning, upending campus life.

A Kent State University journalism class spent the week after Spring Break recording diaries about their experience. Hannah Stickel named her last semester, "Zoom University."

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HOWARD HANNA REALTY

Spring is typically the busy season for realtors. The number of homes that are for sale is down between 8% and 20% in parts of Northeast Ohio. At the same time, the number of homes being sold is up as the coronavirus pandemic has changed the process of buying a house.

Updated: 5:20 p.m., Thursday, May 14, 2020 

University Hospitals is using a new protective tool to conduct COVID-19 tests.

The hospital system’s innovation department, UH Ventures, partnered with the Manufacturing Advocacy and Growth Network (MAGNET) to design and develop innovative COVID-19 testing booths. Workers administer the tests through arms-length gloves attached to a barrier on the booth.

This could speed up the testing process, as the workers no longer need to change personal protective equipment in between each test.

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