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COVID-19 Weekend Update — Sat/Sun March 21/22, 2020

22 Mar , 2020  

Saturday/Sunday, March 21/22

Our general COVID-19/Coronavirus Update page can be accessed here.

Previous Daily Updates: Thursday, March 19 Friday, March 20

Closings, Cancellations, Postponements

Federal, State, Local Updates

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New York Joins California as Millions More Americans Are Ordered to Stay Home

The strict new directives, in some of the country’s most populous states, were intended to slow the spread of the coronavirus. CHICAGO – America plunged into a deeper state of disruption and paralysis on Friday as New York and Illinois announced a broad series of measures aimed at keeping tens of millions of residents cloistered in their homes, following similar actions by California and a patchwork of restrictions from coast to coast.
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Ohio’s confirmed coronavirus cases jump by 78 in one day, deaths go from 1 to 3

Ohio’s confirmed cases of coronavirus continued to climb on Saturday, from 169 on Friday to 247 Saturday, and there are now three deaths.The latest deaths include an 85-year-old man who succumbed to the coronavirus on Friday in Erie County and another case in Cuyahoga County, according to the state health department’s website.Coronavirus cases are now reported in 33 of the state’s 88 counties, including Franklin County, 21; Cuyahoga, 92; Butler, 16; Mahoning, 14; Summit, 15;

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Everything you need to know to prepare for, and protect yourself from Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Ohio doesn’t have ‘shelter-in-place’ yet, but what would it look like?

Gov. Mike DeWine still has his biggest anti-coronavirus tool stowed away in his public-health protection playbook: a “shelter-in-place” order.While states such as California, New York and Illinois have essentially locked down residents in their homes to check the spread of the virus, DeWine said he thinks Ohio’s stay-at-home recommendations are succeeding — for now.The big difference: “Stay-at-home” is a suggestion while “shelter-in-place” is an order.
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US 30 Westbound Ramp To SR 39 Northbound To Close

22 Mar , 2020  

Spring’s recent arrival means that orange barrels are sure and soon to pop up on a road near you.

The Ohio Department of Transportation has shared that the US 30 westbound ramp to SR 39 northbound will close Monday, March 23 as crews clear trees in preparation for the US 30 Major Reconstruction Project. More…

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State Parks Still Open, But Lodges Temporarily Closed

22 Mar , 2020  

The Mohican State Park Lodge is now closed.

In response to the developing public health situation with COVID-19 and the Ohio Department of Health’s (ODH) guidance, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) closed nine Ohio State Park Lodges after check-out on Thursday, March 19 to protect the health of both visitors and staff.

State park and lodge cabins, campgrounds* and day-use areas including golf courses are still open. The public is encouraged to continue visiting Ohio State Parks to hike, bike, golf, fish or just enjoy being outdoors. Visitors are encouraged to follow all COVID-19 social distancing guidelines while in the parks. More…

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Entertaining And Educating Kids During COVID-19

22 Mar , 2020  

by Marissa Marangoni, The Devil Strip

1812Blockhouse Publisher’s note: The following article was published by The Devil Strip in Akron, and is shared with our readers with permission. You will see some Akron-focused references here; we share a couple of Richland County additions at the end.

Do you find yourself suddenly working from home with a child in the house? Are you a stay-at-homer who can no longer escape to Target for an aimless stroll with your kid safely contained in a shopping cart? Are the seats at your kitchen table suddenly filled with new little bodies? Yes? Well, me too.  More…

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Blood Banks Warn Of ‘Severely Declining’ Blood Supply

21 Mar , 2020  

by Jake Zuckerman, Ohio Capital Journal

Blood banks are growing increasingly worried about a looming shortfall in the nation’s blood supplyThey say coronavirus-driven cancelations and closures at major blood drive sites — universities, high schools, and large employers — are threatening a shortage down the line.

As the infected population in Ohio continues to grow, the restricted blood supply represents another wave to crash in weeks to come as the strain on hospital beds, ventilators, and personal protective equipment mounts. In Ohio, 532 American Red Cross blood drives have been canceled due to the pandemic, leading to an estimated 15,506 pints of uncollected blood, according to Christy Peters, communications manager for the organization in northeastern Ohio. More…

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COVID-19 Daily Update — Friday, March 20

21 Mar , 2020  

Friday, March 20

Our general COVID-19/Coronavirus Update page can be accessed here.

Previous Daily Updates:
Thursday, March 19

Closings and Cancellations​

The following are closed until further notice; click on each for more information.

The following businesses and governmental entities are open via phone and internet as employees work remotely; click on each for more information.

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Rescheduled or canceled events; click on each for more information.

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Protocols or policy changes; click on each for more information.
 

Federal, State, and Local Updates

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Ohio seeks to help its most vulnerable citizens during coronavirus crisis

A worker in the child care center at Nationwide Children’s Hospital tested positive for the coronavirus Wednesday. The child care center has shut down temporarily. A Nationwide Children’s Hospital employee is one of 119 Ohioans who have tested positive for the coronavirus.

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Take Out & Delivery: It’s The New “In Thing” In Richland County

21 Mar , 2020  

From our great friends at Destination Mansfield – Richland County (and, we have to admit, reading this list really made us hungry)!

Looking to support local restaurants? Need a place to get prepared food during COVID-19? Here are the many restaurants we know of that are now offering take-out, curbside pick-up, and delivery. We will do our best to keep this list up to date, but things change fast during this crisis. Please make sure to check with the businesses for updates and follow all suggested CDC guidelines. More…

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Mayor Theaker Announces State Of Emergency

20 Mar , 2020  

On Friday, Mansfield Mayor Tim Theaker issued the following news release, in which he declared a “State of Emergency” for the City of Mansfield.

That release is below in its entirety: More…

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Richland County Has First Confirmed Coronavirus Case; Now 119 Statewide

20 Mar , 2020  

Richland Public Health announced on Thursday that it has been notified of a positive test result for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) for a resident of Richland County. This is the first positive result for Richland County. Richland Public Health is working to identify any close contacts of this resident who would require testing or monitoring for symptoms of COVID-19.

Richland Public Health, along with area hospitals, healthcare providers and community partners have been actively preparing to respond to possible cases of COVID-19 in our community. More…

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Renaissance Annonunces Qua’REN’tine Creations

20 Mar , 2020  

Renaissance Performing Arts has announced an online initiative called “QuaRENtine Creations: Giving You a Healthy Dose of the Arts.” This video series is designed for our community to continue to be engaged, educated and inspired by the performing arts while the Renaissance Theatre is temporarily closed. All artists involved are donating their time to this important series. More…

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Ohio Attorney General Says Courts May Suspend Jury Trials During Pandemic

19 Mar , 2020  

by David C.DeWitt, Ohio Capital Journal

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost issued a formal opinion Wednesday that courts may suspend jury trials to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus, and that they may do so consistent with state and federal speedy-trial obligations, a press release announced.

“Only the trial court can continue a case,” Yost said. “This opinion is a review of the law under which prosecutors can request such continuance based on the public health emergency.” More…

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COVID-19 Daily Update — Thursday, March 19

19 Mar , 2020  


 
Thursday, March 19

 

Our general COVID-19/Coronavirus Update page can be accessed here.

Closings and Cancellations​

The following are closed until further notice; click on each for more information.

The following businesses and governmental entities are open via phone and internet as employees work remotely; click on each for more information.

Rescheduled or canceled events; click on each for more information.

Protocols or policy changes; click on each for more information.
 

Federal, State, and Local Updates

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Coronavirus: Gov. Mike DeWine closes BMV offices, salons, spas; National Guard to help hospitals, food banks

A 2-year-old has been diagnosed with the coronavirus in central Ohio. Ohio State also reported its first cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday. Gov. Mike DeWine announced he will close salons, spas, tattoo parlors and nearly all Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles offices in response to the coronavirus.

Richland County Adapts

Richland County Restaurants Open for Take-out and Delivery

Looking to support local restaurants? Need a place to get prepared food during COVID-19? Here are the many restaurants we know of that are now offering take-out, curbside pick-up, and delivery. We will do our best to keep this list up to date, but things change fast during this crisis.

Friendly House on Twitter

Packets here and packets there…there are packets EVERYWHERE #friendlyhousekids #washyourhands

MCS Tygers on Twitter

Distribution of sacked lunches and the next day’s breakfasts for Mansfield City Schools students began Wednesday at Senior High and Malabar Intermediate School. Story on https://t.co/fzzrrvtKQJ

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We’ve Moved To Daily COVID-19 Updates

19 Mar , 2020  

As the present public health situation appears that it will be of some duration and important information releases are frequent, we are modifying our coverage to match.

From now on, instead of updating our ongoing COVID-19/Coronavirus Update page each day to the point where it becomes quite long, cumbersome, and difficult to follow, we are making changes.

For one thing, we are moving to a Daily Update setting, which we plan on posting during the early evening hours each weekday and once on weekends. More…

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Close To Home: Ashland County Has Its First Coronavirus Case

18 Mar , 2020  

Ashland County has first confirmed coronavirus case

Ashland County has its first confirmed case of COVID-19.County Health Department Public Health Emergency Coordinator Jill Hartson announced the news Wednesday afternoon. She said the county resident recently returned from traveling outside the country and self-isolated. After presenting symptoms, the person contacted medical professionals and was tested, Hartson said.