COLUMBUS, Ohio-Ohio’s “stay-at-home” order has been extended until May 1 because of the ongoing coronavirus threat, Gov. Mike DeWine announced Thursday. The order, which directs Ohioans to remain in their residences most of the time, was initially issued on March 22 through April 6.
The Ohio Department of Health gets daily updates on the total number of beds and ventilators that could be available for COVID-19 patients at hospitals throughout the state. But so far the agency hasn’t provided any hospital-by-hospital breakdown, and the agencies that collect capacity information on their behalf have also declined to release their assessments.
The result: Ohioans don’t know how many beds and respirators are available where they live. Timely and meaningful knowledge could benefit Ohioans from a health perspective, while also helping them understand the range of public policy issues surrounding the crisis. More…
(DELAWARE, Ohio)- Delaware County prosecutors, judges, and deputies are working to keep coronavirus from running rampant through the county jail. The best strategy is to reduce the population of the jail and that includes moving some cases faster to get inmates out of jail.
April 1 is known as “Census Day,” as it is the official reference date used for the US Census, conducted every ten years since 1790.
This year’s version will be different for a couple of important reasons.
First, this is the first federal census which has included the ability for residents to self respond not only via the mail, but also by phone and online. The form is also available in a total of 12 languages for the first time. More…
On Saturday, we launched the new Delaware County Coronavirus Information Page.
The last two weeks have altered the landscape in so many ways and for so many people, as Delaware County’s families and businesses have coped with the unthinkable. With each new day, the ground is shaken under our collective feet and we are finding ourselves working hard to maintain our balance. More…
by: Julie Westfall, Mahoning Matters
Gov. Mike DeWine on Saturday made several appeals as the coronavirus crisis continues in the state and across the country.
He appealed to the federal Food and Drug Administration to approve a process designed by an Ohio lab that will allow it to sterilize a potential hundreds of thousands of medical masks a day.
“We’ve been on the phone with the FDA and this is a public appeal. Please do this. It really is truly a matter of life and death. We need to protect our people who are risking their lives every single day,” he said. More…
With the coronavirus pandemic, a Delaware County sign maker was worried he’d have to lay off his employees. But Tim Moore’s non-essential business turned very essential when he was approached about making medical face-shields. Moore’s company, Waterford Signs, has made about 250 units and has seven new orders for more masks.
Here at 1808Delaware, we’ve been experimenting with formats to bring you the maximum amount of important information about the COVID-19/Coronavirus pandemic as possible.
As you know, not only are resources from federal, state, and local health experts vitally important, but Delaware Countians want to know the latest on who is doing what locally to treat those impacted and also to learn how their families can deal with uncertainty, changes in employment, and meeting basic needs. More…
Ohioans have come to dread the middle of the afternoon.
Earlier this week, the regular 2:00 PM daily online update from the Ohio Department of Health shared many of the same numbers concerning the COVID-19 virus, but did not have a county by county breakdown of the statistics shared.
On Thursday, the new COVID-19 Ohio Dashboard was added to the State of Ohio’s official virus information page at coronavirus.ohio.gov which provides not only case numbers by county but also key metrics including the number of hospitalizations and deaths for each. More…
DELAWARE COUNTY, Ohio (WCMH) – A local gun store is providing a ‘carry-out’ policy for their community. The Black Wing Shooting Center says their decision to begin the policy came after Ohio governor Mike Dewine’s ‘stay-at-home’ order. According to the company, customers will pull into the parking lot and text their phone numbers to ‘get […]
Thursday, March 26
Hawaii is the latest state to issue a “stay at home” order due to the coronavirus pandemic. Gov. David Ige announced the order today, saying, “These actions are extreme, but necessary, to flatten the curve and lay the groundwork for our recovery.” The order takes effect on Wednesday and will last through at least April 30.
COLUMBUS, Ohio–Ohio’s coronavirus death toll has hit six, after state officials announced three more deaths on Monday — two from Franklin County and one from Stark County. The three new fatalities were not immediately identified by the state.
CLEVELAND, Ohio — Running to the pharmacy or the grocery store under Ohio’s stay-at-home order is possible, but should only be done if absolutely necessary to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Ohio Department of Health Director Dr. Amy Acton announced an order to close “non-essential” businesses, including many types that were previously ordered closed, from 11:59 p.m.
CDC is responding to an outbreak of respiratory disease caused by a novel (new) coronavirus that was first detected in China and which has now been detected in 60 locations internationally, including in the United States. The virus has been named “SARS-CoV-2” and the disease it causes has been named “coronavirus disease 2019” (abbreviated “COVID-19”).
The Delaware County Sheriff’s Office issued the following statement on social media Monday in response to the State of Ohio “Stay at Home” Order: “Ohio’s Stay-at-Home Order goes into effect tonight, Monday, March 23 at 11:59PM, and while we cannot address specific questions or scenarios, we reque
DFD would like to thank you for the support we have been provided. To ensure our continued availability during this national emergency, please view the attached video about your EMS responses. https://t.co/vRZsEbu9N1 @DelawareHealth @DCS_Pacers @Delaware_Ohio @MainStreetDel— Delaware City FD (@DelawareOhioFD) March 23, 2020
Encouragement for the start of the new week. ☀️ We received many incredible responses to chalk your walk yesterday. Check out the slideshow of all the positive messages, activities and images from neighborhoods throughout our community! #PowellOhioProud #InThisTogetherOhio pic.twitter.com/rNWVp8X4ln— City of Powell, Ohio (@CityofPowellOH) March 23, 2020