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Coronavirus Update: All Surgeries Can Resume, K-12 Expected to Return in Fall & More

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Coronavirus Update: All Surgeries Can Resume, K-12 Expected to Return in Fall & More

The Numbers COVID-19 cases — As of Tuesday, June 2, 4,752 cases and 219 deaths from COVID-19 have been reported or are probable in Columbus and Worthington. Countywide, 6,260 cases and 289 deaths from COVID-19 have been reported by Columbus Public Health and Franklin County Public Health. Statewide, 36,350 cases and 2,258 deaths have been confirmed […]

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House Republicans Pass Bill to Require Written Consent for COVID-19 Contact Tracing

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal House Republicans Pass Bill to Require Written Consent for COVID-19 Contact Tracing

By Jake Zuckerman Ohio House Republicans voted Thursday to add an administrative step in the contact tracing process likely to slow down one of the most effective tools known to combat the spread of COVID-19. On a party line vote, House lawmakers passed Senate Bill 31, which requires health officials to obtain written consent from a […]

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Artists Turn Abandoned Bridge Into a Positive Message

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Artists Turn Abandoned Bridge Into a Positive Message

When the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic first began to transpire, like many other artists Mandi Caskey began to lose gigs or have others pushed back. She wanted to find a way to help local artists, while also giving back to the community. Caskey knew the abandoned bridge near Scioto Audubon Metro Park well and […]

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Coronavirus Update: Festival Latino, City’s Small Business Fund & More

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Coronavirus Update: Festival Latino, City’s Small Business Fund & More

The Numbers COVID-19 cases — As of Thursday, May 28, 4,416 cases and 196 deaths from COVID-19 have been reported or are probable in Columbus and Worthington. Countywide, 5,766 cases and 260 deaths from COVID-19 have been reported by Columbus Public Health and Franklin County Public Health. Statewide, 33,915 cases and 2,098 deaths have been confirmed […]

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COVID-19 ‘Worker Protection Act’ Introduced in Ohio House

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal COVID-19 ‘Worker Protection Act’ Introduced in Ohio House

By Tyler Buchanan Two Democratic lawmakers say Ohioans should not have to choose between their lives and their livelihoods. To that end, they have introduced a bill seeking to protect cautious workers from losing their unemployment benefits as more and more Ohio businesses begin to reopen.  State Reps. David Leland, D-Columbus, and Lisa Sobecki, D-Toledo, are […]

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Coronavirus Update: Nursing Home Testing, Airports & More

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Coronavirus Update: Nursing Home Testing, Airports & More

The Numbers COVID-19 cases — As of Tuesday, May 26, 4,305 cases and 188 deaths from COVID-19 have been reported or are probable in Columbus and Worthington. Countywide, 5,608 cases and 247 deaths from COVID-19 have been reported, as reported by Columbus Public Health and Franklin County Public Health. Statewide, 33,006 cases and 2,002 deaths have […]

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Contact Tracing in Ohio: What You Need to Know

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Contact Tracing in Ohio: What You Need to Know

By Tyler Buchanan The reopening of Ohio means more people are out in public, and the state’s department of health wants to keep those infected by COVID-19 away from others. To do that, the Ohio Department of Health is carrying out a “contact tracing” program. The goal is to identify those with the virus as well as […]

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