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A Message on World Kindness Day

 Margaret Robinson, The Columbus Foundation A Message on World Kindness Day

Dr. Amy Acton, Director of Kind Columbus at The Columbus Foundation, delivers a special message to the community on World Kindness Day.

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Dr. Acton’s Harassment May Hinder Search for New State Health Director

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Dr. Acton’s Harassment May Hinder Search for New State Health Director

By Tyler Buchanan Gov. Mike DeWine acknowledges that whoever takes over as state health director may face a torrent of criticism just as Dr. Amy Acton did earlier this year. That’s not a challenge unique to Ohio, the governor also said, vowing the state would continue searching for a permanent replacement to lead the department of […]

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Coronavirus Update: Dr. Amy Acton Steps Down & More

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Coronavirus Update: Dr. Amy Acton Steps Down & More

The Numbers COVID-19 cases — As of Thursday, June 11, 5,367 cases and 255 deaths from COVID-19 have been reported or are probable in Columbus and Worthington. Countywide, 7,143 cases and 333 deaths from COVID-19 have been reported by Columbus Public Health and Franklin County Public Health. Statewide, 40,004 cases and 2,490 deaths have been confirmed […]

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Bill Blocking Dr. Amy Acton’s Orders Passes House, Heads to Senate

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Bill Blocking Dr. Amy Acton’s Orders Passes House, Heads to Senate

On Wednesday, May 6, the Ohio House of Representatives passed amendments that would limit the orders issued by Ohio Department of Health Director Dr. Amy Acton and any order going forward. The House approved an amendment to Senate Bill 1, which would require all orders issued by the Department of Health on or after April 29, […]

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Ohio Falling Short on COVID-19 Testing

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Falling Short on COVID-19 Testing

By Jake Zuckerman Despite what Gov. Mike DeWine describes as capacity increases, the raw number of Ohioans being tested for COVID-19 per day has failed to ascend to scale to bring the scope of Ohio’s outbreak into full view. State data shows less than 5,000 Ohioans per day on average in the last week have been […]

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