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2 PM: Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine gives Thursday update on COVID-19

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine
Posted at 12:08 PM, Sep 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-17 12:08:48-04

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine will give an update on the state's response to the coronavirus pandemic on Tuesday afternoon.

The briefing is scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. Watch it live in the media player below:

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On Monday, DeWine signed House Bill 606 during a videoconference ceremony.

HB 606 gives employers immunity at the state level from civil lawsuits for "injury death or loss to person or property" when caused by COVID-19, unless the exposure or transmission was caused by reckless conduct or intentional misconduct on the part of the person whom the lawsuit is brought against.

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On Wednesday, the Ohio Department of Health reported 1,033 new COVID-19 cases and 49 new coronavirus-related deaths.

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The CDC and the Ohio Department of Health are now recommending the use of cloth face coverings in public to slow the spread of COVID-19.

Read more about the CDC's recommendation here. Here is a step-by-step guide on how to make a face mask from common household materials, without having to know how to sew.

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