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Coronavirus Update: Self-Employment, First Responder Safety & More

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Coronavirus Update: Self-Employment, First Responder Safety & More

The Numbers As of Wednesday, April 15, there are now 777 COVID-19 cases in Columbus and Worthington; 1,102 cases and 19 deaths in Franklin County; and 7,791 cases and 361 deaths in Ohio. Other updates are for unemployment compensation for 1099 workers, additional nonprofit funding from the United Way and additional sterilization services from Battelle. […]

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Community Group Demanding More Action for Prison Public Health Crisis

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Community Group Demanding More Action for Prison Public Health Crisis

On Wednesday, April 15, the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction announced that a total of three inmates have died at the Pickaway Correctional Institution in Orient, Ohio. The first inmate died over the weekend and tested positive posthumously. The other two are presumed positive for COVID-19. This comes after the death of a staff […]

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NEXT: Habits and Behaviors After Coronavirus

David Staley David Staley NEXT: Habits and Behaviors After Coronavirus

There remain many unanswered questions about life after the COVID-19 pandemic subsides, chief among these being the still uncertain long-term health effects. Other questions include how long it will take for the economy to recover. There is historical evidence that suggests that those cities that quarantined early during the 1918 flu pandemic saw their economies bounce […]

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Coronavirus Update: Columbus Library Furloughs, Nonprofit Impact & More

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Coronavirus Update: Columbus Library Furloughs, Nonprofit Impact & More

Among the updates for Tuesday, April 14 are an increase in cases and deaths in Franklin County, the furlough of hundreds of Columbus Metropolitan Library staff and a survey giving insight to what Central Ohio nonprofits are facing amid the coronavirus pandemic. The Numbers Franklin County now reports 1,053 cases and 18 deaths, according to […]

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Columbus Convention Center Set Up as Alternate Care Center for COVID-19 Patients

Susan Post Susan Post Columbus Convention Center Set Up as Alternate Care Center for COVID-19 Patients

The Greater Columbus Convention Center has been set up as an Alternate Care Center for COVID-19 patients should local hospital systems need the space. In a coordinated effort between Mt. Carmel, Ohio Health and The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, approximately 400,000 square feet of space at the Convention Center is now set up […]

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Service! Dishing Up First Meals to Local Hospitality Workers

Susan Post Susan Post Service! Dishing Up First Meals to Local Hospitality Workers

A group of local restaurant industry veterans are banding together to feed their own. Service! A relief effort for hospitality workers, is dishing up its first free meals this week. It all started as a simple oh-crap-what-happens-now conversation between two local restaurant owners – Sangeeta Lakhani of The Table and Matthew Heaggans of Ambrose & […]

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Some Ohio Lawmakers Eager to Reopen Economy, Others Remain Cautious

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Some Ohio Lawmakers Eager to Reopen Economy, Others Remain Cautious

By Tyler Buchanan It was only minutes after state legislators ended their Zoom conference meeting, with many urging a swift reopening of the economy, that the Ohio Department of Health announced a new slate of virus deaths and illnesses.  Fifteen more Ohioans had died in the prior 24 hours. An additional 363 people were confirmed to […]

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