COVID19

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Here are your morning headlines for Tuesday, April 21: 

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Ohio schools will continue teaching students remotely for the rest of the school year. 

Gov. Mike DeWine announced the decision Monday, two weeks before his school closing order was set to expire.  

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Here are your morning headlines for Thursday, April 9:

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Nearly 40 individuals in Ohio's prison system have tested positive for COVID-19.

Ten of them are inmates — five at Marion Correctional Institution and five at Pickaway Correctional Institution — and 27 are employees. Most of the employees are from Marion.

Gov. Mike DeWine said the state's only federal prison, Elkton Federal Correctional Institution in Columbiana County, has seven inmates with COVID-19. Three have died. 

"Elkton's medical staffing is only at 50% of what it should be," DeWine said. 

He's sending up to 26 members of the National Guard to Elkton for the next seven to 10 days. They'll help treat patients and bring equipment the staff needs.

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Here are your morning headlines for Monday, April 6:

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Here are your morning headlines for Wednesday, April 1:

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The Ohio EPA has signed an order that prohibits water shutoffs across the state during the coronavirus pandemic.  "This will help us assure that as many people as possible have safe water during the state of emergency," DeWine said. The order will also allow residents to have water services reinstated if they've had it shut off since Jan. 1, 2020. Ohioans will have to reach out their providers to get their water turned back on. 

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Here are your morning headlines for Tuesday, March 31:

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Gov. Mike DeWine and Dr. Amy Acton from the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) will sign an order Monday suspending in-person classes for K-12 schools until May 1. 

A few weeks ago, DeWine suspended those classes for three weeks, but because of the surge of COVID-19 cases, they decided to extend the order.

There are now 1,933 cases in Ohio and 39 deaths have been confirmed across 19 counties. "We still see that our peak is going to be, we're thinking, in a couple of weeks," Acton said. 

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Ohio's top health official delivered grim but expected numbers about the coronavirus outbreak during Friday's press conference. 

Dr. Amy Acton, the director of the Ohio Department of Health, said there are 1,137 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state. More than 260 are hospitalized, and 16% are health care workers.

There have also been 15 deaths within the last week. Ohio's first COVID-19-related death was reported March 20. 

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Here are your morning headlines for Friday, March 27: 

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Although Gov. Mike DeWine didn't issue any new orders during Thursday's press conference, Ohio's top health official wanted Ohioans to know what they're doing is helping the health care system.  "Ohio, what you're doing is absolutely saving lives," said Dr. Amy Acton, the director of the Ohio Department of Health.  As of 3 p.m. Thursday, 867 cases of COVID-19 and 15 deaths have been confirmed in the state. But Acton said it could be far worse if residents weren't staying home and social distancing. However, there's more work to do. 

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Here are your morning headlines for Tuesday, March 24:

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THE OHIO CHANNEL

There are now 442 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Ohio in 46 counties. Six deaths have been reported in Stark, Cuyahoga, Erie, Franklin and Lucas counties, according to the Ohio Department of Health (ODH). 

Dr. Amy Acton, the director of ODH, said Monday it's likely there are clusters of cases in the state. 

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Here are your morning headlines for Monday, March 23: 

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Ohio has confirmed its first COVID-19-related death. 

"We have now entered a new phase in our battle against the coronavirus," said Gov. Mike DeWine Friday. 

DeWine said he and many other state lawmakers personally knew the victim, Mark Wagner Sr., a 75-year-old attorney from Lucas County.  

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