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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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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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DeWine Names Health Director with Thin Public Health Background

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal DeWine Names Health Director with Thin Public Health Background

By Jake Zuckerman Gov. Mike DeWine hired an attorney to lead the Ohio Department of Health on Thursday, a position that has remained vacant for the past five months of the pandemic. Stephanie McCloud, who currently runs the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation, will take over a position that has been filled on only an interim […]

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Coronavirus Update: CCS Postpones Plans, Increased Advisory Level and Hospitalizations, & More

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Coronavirus Update: CCS Postpones Plans, Increased Advisory Level and Hospitalizations, & More

The Numbers COVID-19 cases — As of Tuesday, Oct. 20, 23,921 cases and 484 deaths from COVID-19 have been reported or are probable in Columbus and Worthington. Countywide, 32,633 cases and 661 deaths from COVID-19 have been reported by Columbus Public Health and Franklin County Public Health. Statewide, 185,639 cases and 5,083 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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Stay at Home Order Extended: What’s New

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Stay at Home Order Extended: What’s New

Ohio’s Stay at Home order, originally set to expire on Friday, May 1, has been extended. The “Stay Safe Ohio” order, which can be found here, continues to ask residents to stay home, outside of activities and work in a number of industries that will reopen over the course of May. Stay at Home restrictions […]

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