COLUMBUS, Ohio (WJW) — Governor Mike DeWine, Lt. Governor Jon Husted and Ohio Division of Well being Director Dr. Amy Acton will provide an replace on the state’s response to the coronavirus outbreak at 2 p.m. Friday.
As of Friday, there have been 9,107 confirmed and possible instances of COVID-19 within the state. The Ohio Division of Well being stated there have been 418 deaths and a pair of,424 hospitalizations due to the virus.
Throughout Thursday’s information convention, Governor DeWine stated officers want to reopen a few of the state’s companies on Might 1. This shall be a gradual reopening, beginning with corporations that may arrange protocols for shielding staff and prospects, together with implementing 6-foot bodily distancing and obligatory masks.
When requested if Ohio’s stay-at-home order shall be lifted and faculties will open again up on Might 1, and if companies should apply to reopen DeWine stated he didn’t know right now. Including that he didn’t have specifics, however did have a briefing with the financial advisory board Thursday morning.
DeWine’s announcement got here after President Donald Trump gave governors a highway map for recovering from the financial ache of the coronavirus pandemic.
The brand new tips are geared toward easing restrictions in areas with low transmission of the coronavirus, whereas holding the road in harder-hit places. They clarify that the return to normalcy shall be a far longer course of than the President initially envisioned, with federal officers warning that some social distancing measures might have to stay in place via the top of the 12 months to stop a brand new outbreak.
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- Dr. Amy Acton was awarded the Spirit of Columbus Award
- DeWine says officers shall be engaged on the plan to reopen over the weekend. They won’t maintain a information convention on Saturday or Sunday except one thing pressing comes up.
- He says they’re attempting to get Ohioans again to work.