COVID19

Here are your morning headlines for Friday, March 30:

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TY GREENLEES / DAYTON DAILY NEWS

Here are your morning headlines for Thursday, March 19:

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CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION

Here are your morning headlines for Wednesday, March 18: 

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THE OHIO CHANNEL

The state of Ohio is issuing an order that will make hospitals postpone elective surgeries to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, save protective equipment for health care workers and keep beds open. 

Gov. Mike DeWine announced Tuesday hospitals will only perform surgeries that fall into these four categories:

  • Life saving
  • Preserves limbs or organs
  • Prevents progression of disease
  • Prevents worsening symptoms

Patients will be receiving a call from their hospitals as to whether their procedure has been canceled. 

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THE OHIO CHANNEL

It appears Ohio's primary is off again. 

In a release issued Monday night, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine said Ohio Department of Health Director Amy Acton will order polls to be closed on Tuesday due to a health emergency. 

The situation capped an evening of uncertainty that began Monday afternoon when the governor and Secretary of State Frank LaRose said they wanted to push the primary to June 2 to protect the health of citizens concerned about the spread of COVID-19. 

UNIVERSITY OF AKRON

The University of Akron (UA) has announced that it's switching to online classes for the rest of the spring semester because of concerns over COVID-19.

Initially, the university planned to suspend in-person classes until mid-April. 

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KENT STATE UNIVERSITY

Here are your morning headlines for Monday, March 16:

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KENT STATE UNIVERSITY

Kent State University has confirmed an employee is being tested for COVID-19 and is in self-quarantine.

In an email to the community Sunday, school officials said the employee performed maintenance work and was in close proximity to a person who tested positive for the disease. 

The employee has been in three residence halls, Fletcher, Lake and Olson and the following other buildings on campus:

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WBNS-TV

Restaurants and bars across the state shut down Sunday night under an order by Gov. Mike DeWine to stop the spread of COVID-19. 

DeWine will also sign an executive order to help the unemployed affected by the pandemic. The order will change Ohio's unemployment law to enable workers who do not have paid-leave benefits to access unemployment benefits.

There is currently a one-week delay for people awaiting unemployment benefits. This order will waive that delay and will be effective immediately. For more details, click here

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THE OHIO CHANNEL

Health officials have confirmed 26 cases of COVID-19 in the state, which is 10 more cases than Friday. At least 11 are in Cuyahoga County and two are in Summit County. 

At a press conference Saturday, Gov. Mike DeWine focused on individuals struggling with addiction and mental health challenges. 

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KABIR BHATIA / WKSU

Beginning at 11 a.m. Saturday Cleveland Clinic patients will be able to have a drive-through COVID-19 test with a doctor's order. 

The Clinic and University Hospitals (UH) announced Saturday morning that they are partnering to offer the service to the community.

Drive through testing with a doctor's order will be available Monday for UH patients. 

The testing site will be open seven days a week from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. It is located in the garage of the jointly-owned W. O. Walker Building in University Circle, 10524 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland.

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WBNS-TV, Columbus

There are now more than a dozen COVID-19 cases confirmed in the state, including one in Summit County.  That's eight more than Thursday, and 159 Ohions are being tested. 

At a press conference Friday, Gov. Mike DeWine confirmed four cases have been diagnosed at the Cleveland Clinic, and four others at UC Health in the Cincinnati area. 

Ohio Department of Health (ODH) Director Amy Acton said the age range is from 34 to 66 years old. The median age of those affected is 48 years old.  

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SHUTTERSTOCK

Updated Friday, March 13 at 5:38 a.m. 

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CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION

The number of cases of COVID-19 continues to grow in Ohio and the state health director said Thursday it is likely more than 100,000 people in the state are carrying the virus. 

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WBNS-TV, Columbus

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine confirmed a fifth case of COVID-19 in Trumbull County at a press conference Thursday. The 55-year-old man is hospitalized in the Intensive Care Unit. His family, friends and possible contacts are also quarantined. 

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