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Franklin County Becomes First to Reach Level 4 Public Health Advisory

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Franklin County Becomes First to Reach Level 4 Public Health Advisory

For the past week, Ohio’s Public Health Advisory System indicated Franklin County was on the Level 4 health advisory watch list, which would signal severe virus exposure and spread. Now, Franklin County becomes the first in the state with the distinction. The change was announced Thursday, November 19 during one of Ohio Governor Mike DeWine’s […]

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Experts Critical of Ohio’s “Ineffective” COVID Curfew

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Experts Critical of Ohio’s “Ineffective” COVID Curfew

By Jake Zuckerman Starting Thursday, Ohioans will be breaking the law if they’re out past 10 p.m. unless they’re shopping for groceries, going to work, or meet other exemptions. The porous curfew, which Gov. Mike DeWine described Tuesday as an attempt to slow the spread of COVID-19, came after he walked back a plan that he […]

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Coronavirus Update: DeWine to Issue 21-Day Curfew

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Coronavirus Update: DeWine to Issue 21-Day Curfew

Keep up with regular news updates regarding Columbus and Ohio’s response to COVID-19 here. The Numbers COVID-19 cases — In Columbus, 342 cases of COVID-19 were reported on Monday, Nov. 16. And as of Tuesday, Nov. 17, 33,242 total cases and 494 deaths from COVID-19 have been reported in Columbus and Worthington. In Franklin County at large, […]

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Political Tug-of-War Over COVID-19 Response Continues

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Political Tug-of-War Over COVID-19 Response Continues

By Tyler Buchanan & Jake Zuckerman Ohio has reached another crossroads in the battle against COVID-19.  Gov. Mike DeWine is once again caught in the middle as the state repeatedly sets new records for virus cases and hospitalizations. After months of a decentralized approach and emphasis on personal responsibility, DeWine now says Ohio faces “a monumental crisis.” […]

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Schools See Rising Cases Across State

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Schools See Rising Cases Across State

By Susan Tebben The state has ballooned with COVID-19 cases, and schools have reported their own increases in student cases, some hitting triple digits. Delaware County’s Olentangy Local Schools has seen the most total cases as of the most recent state schools report, released on Thursday, with 125 reported COVID-19 cases since reporting began. Franklin County […]

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Coronavirus Update: Third Wave, New COVID Orders & More

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Coronavirus Update: Third Wave, New COVID Orders & More

Keep up with regular news updates regarding Columbus and Ohio’s response to COVID-19 here. The Numbers COVID-19 cases — As of Wednesday, Nov. 11, 29,760 cases and 489 deaths from COVID-19 have been reported or are probable in Columbus and Worthington. Countywide, 41,276 cases and 669 deaths from COVID-19 have been reported by Columbus Public Health and […]

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A Record High in Coronavirus Infections Were Reported on Election Day

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal A Record High in Coronavirus Infections Were Reported on Election Day

By Jake Zuckerman Even hours before polls closed Tuesday, it was clear the virus that causes COVID-19 was in for a good night in Ohio. COVID-19 is infecting, hospitalizing and killing record numbers of Ohioans at an accelerated clip, according to data from the Ohio Department of Health. More new infections were reported Tuesday than any […]

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