CLEVELAND — All of the updates on the coronavirus and the incredible impact it's having on our lives can be hard to keep up with. To help you keep up, we'll post this daily blog on our homepage. You can find all of our stories, and a map of Ohio cases, on our coronavirus page.
Cuyahoga County's Board of Health released a racial breakdown of more than 1,000 COVID-19 cases in Cleveland and the county, but it came with a warning that many of the most vulnerable patients may not be included. More here.
There was a rare and unexpected emotional moment at the briefing after a reporter asked the governor and his team how they are holding up personally during the pandemic. More here.
To help minimize the spread of COVID-19 and to keep families of healthcare workers safe and healthy, the University of Mount Union will provide dorm rooms for employees of Aultman Hospital and Aultman Alliance Community Hospital. More here.
The Cleveland Department of Public Health (CDPH) was notified Friday of 23 new positive COVID-19 tests in Cleveland residents, bringing the total confirmed cases in the city to 282. More here.
Truckers traveling Ohio highways will now be able to stop and grab a bite to eat from food truck vendors who have been given permission to operate at the state’s rest stops. More here.
At Solon High School, there are no cars in the parking lot, no classes inside. Things have changed, changed for J.R. Heckman, too. At this time last year, his voice filled the school’s auditorium and now that voice is reaching beyond that to you during this uncertain time. More here.
The FDA has granted Steris, a local healthcare company headquartered in Mentor, an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) to sanitize N95 masks for medical workers on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic. More here.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued new reporting guidance that state officials say will enable Ohio to better track COVID-19 cases. In certain cases, testing will not be necessary. The change also allows for the inclusion of rapid tests. More here.
A cluster of COVID-19 cases and resulting deaths have been reported in a Wayne County nursing home, according to the Wayne County Health Department. More here.
Lt. Gov. Jon Husted announced that Mentor company STERIS has FDA approval to decontaminate N95 masks. They have 100 machines in Ohio that can decontaminate 10 masks in 28 minutes.
Estimates showed that the novel coronavirus will kill Americans at a rate higher than heart disease and cancer in the coming weeks, per data from the University of Washington's Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. More here.
Gov. Mike DeWine and Ohio Department of Health Director Dr. Amy Acton will hold a news conference Friday afternoon to update Ohio residents on the state's efforts to combat coronavirus. You can watch it around 2 p.m., here.
There’s still plenty of time to vote in Ohio for the 2020 Primary Election, but if you plan to do so there’s a few things you should know. First, the deadline for voting is now April 28. Secondly, due to Gov. Mike DeWine’s stay at home order, there will be limited in-person voting. That means the majority of people will cast their vote through a Vote-By-Mail ballot. More here.
President Donald Trump and the White House coronavirus task force will brief the nation again on Friday in a 1 p.m. press conference at the White House. More here.
The first night Passover Seder looked a little different for families all over the country. This year, with stay at home orders enacted in several states, virtual Seders brought people together. More here.
To help ease the growing burden many hospitals nationwide are facing, Ohio University’s Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine and College of Health Sciences and Professions are graduating medical and nursing students earlier than planned. More here.
Cuyahoga County has donated 300 hotspots to the Cleveland Metropolitan School District to distribute to students without internet access in an effort to reduce the digital divide throughout the city as students must rely on internet access to complete schoolwork during school shutdown. More here.
It’s one of the holiest weeks of the year. But rather than greeting one another inside a church, millions of people across the nation will be worshiping Good Friday and Easter Sunday from home. More here.
In its Friday update on COVID-19, the Cuyahoga County Board of Health released an updated map of cases by zip code, which shows an increase in cases due to community spread. More here.
As New York City deals with a mounting coronavirus death toll, the city has shortened the amount of time it will hold unclaimed remains. More here.
The Cuyahoga County Board of Health will give a Friday briefing on COVID-19. More here.
Participants of the Women Infant and Children (WIC) nutrition service will now have easier access to benefits.Due to the coronavirus pandemic, appointments and nutritional services will now be made over-the-phone. More here.
Cleveland landmarks like The Terminal Tower, Playhouse Square and Progressive Field went blue to show their support for the first responders and healthcare workers. More here.
Whether it be restaurants or retailers, many businesses around Northeast Ohio are trying to stay afloat during the coronavirus pandemic by expanding their online presence. With so much to consider, however, a local e-commerce and web development consulting firm is offering its expertise for free. More here.
Hospitals taking money from the $2 trillion stimulus bill will have to agree not to send “surprise” medical bills to patients treated for COVID-19, the White House said Thursday. More here.
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