The latest coronavirus updates: Monday, April 20, 2020

Posted at 7:15 AM, Apr 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-21 06:40:54-04

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.

9:52 PM
A principal in Painesville is going the extra mile to ensure his students stay connected during Ohio's school closures. More here.

8:56 PM
The Northeast Ohio Coalition For the Homeless is calling on Ohio Governor Mike DeWine to place a 90-day moratorium on evictions, in light of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. More here.

7:04 PM
The Cleveland Department of Public Health (CDPH) was notified Monday of 24 new positive COVID-19 tests in Cleveland residents, bringing the total confirmed cases in the city to 447. More here.

6:25 PM
News 5's Scott Noll spoke with an inmate in Marion County to see how the prison is doing after seeing an increase in COVID-19 cases. More here.

6:16 PM
The Cleveland State women's basketball coach is recovering after being diagnosed with COVID-19. More here.

6:08 PM
As the Internal Revenue Service deposits Economic Impact Payments into the bank accounts of qualifying Americans, those who receive Social Security benefits and dependent children need to enter their information on the IRS’ website by Wednesday to receive their payments as soon as possible. More here.

5:48 PM
Senior citizens have been urged to stay inside their homes during the COVID-19 pandemic, but like clockwork, hot meals are being delivered to the front doors of dozens of Northeast Ohioans. More here.

4:59 PM
There’s a lot of talk about getting some people back to work by May 1st here in Ohio. With that comes the next phase of our reporting here at News 5. We have a new series called “The Rebound: Northeast Ohio.” More here.

4:50 PM
New COVID-19 testing data shows dramatic increases in cases in two of Ohio's prison communities, Marion and Pickaway counties. More here.

Pickaway Correctional Institution
Pickaway Correctional Institution

4:41 PM
A Mentor bridal store is joining a class-action lawsuit against insurance companies for denial of business interruption claims during the COVID-19 pandemic. More here.

3:50 PM
As testing in Ohio increases, public health officials are better able to understand how COVID-19 works, said Ohio Department of Health Director Dr. Amy Acton. For example, over the past week, intensive testing at prisons across Ohio has revealed a high number of individuals who tested positive but showed no symptoms. More here.

3:35 PM
The Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank has partnered with Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) and Daisy Brand to help use the surplus milk from area farmers, providing those in need with food while preventing waste. More here.

2:48 PM
After announcing the plans on Saturday, Rite Aid launched its free COVID-19 self-swab testing site in Parma Monday morning and announced two new locations in Northeast Ohio. More here.

2:46 PM
The need for food continues to grow, Akron-Canton Regional Food Bank is hoping the donations keep coming. More here.

2:11 PM
During Monday’s press conference, Gov. Mike DeWine announced that students across Ohio will not attend school in person and will continue remote learning for the remainder of the school year. No decision has been made about the fall. More here.

2:00 PM
The Cuyahoga County Board of Health and Salvation Army are investigating a cluster of COVID-19 cases at the Salvation Army Harbor Light Complex, 1710 Prospect Ave., in Cleveland, according to a release from the board of health. More here.

1:50 PM
Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine and Ohio Department of Health Director Dr. Amy Acton will give their daily briefing on COVID-19 Monday at 2 p.m. The briefing comes after DeWine called on the federal government Sunday to help provide crucial materials that would allow a dramatic increase in testing for coronavirus in his state. Watch it live here.

12:58 PM
One man was hospitalized and multiple charges are pending following a large party in Geauga County Saturday night, according to the Geauga County Sheriff’s Office. More here.

11:55 AM
A woman from Avon Lake woman is on a mission to spread love and kindness in her neighborhood. More here.

10:55 AM
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused all kinds of problems for even “essential businesses,” including people who deliver and install major appliances like fridges and stoves. More here.

10:32 AM
The Tide Loads of Hope program by Tide Cleaners is providing free laundry and dry cleaning services to medical workers, police officers, firefighters and their immediate family. More here.

10:15 AM
To an extent, we’re all feeling uncertain about what the future holds and what’s best during the pandemic, and that’s especially true for cancer patients and their doctors who are trying to navigate the needs of treatment against the risk of COVID-19. More here.

10:00 AM
Once manufacturing powerhouses that had to re-invent themselves, the cities of Cleveland and Detroit share a lot of similarities. However, in terms of the impact of COVID-19, the two cities couldn't be any further apart. More here.

9:45 AM
With school on hold for the foreseeable future, kids at home may have some added temptations, and one of them is the snack drawer. Even though things right now are about as abnormal as they could be, experts recommend trying to stick to a routine to help things seem as normal as possible. More here.

8:10 AM
Shake Shack's CEO says the company will return a $10 million loan the burger chain received from the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) — a federal program meant to aid small businesses during the coronavirus pandemic that's already been depleted of funds. More here.

7:10 AM
The streets through Geneva-On-The-Lake in the first few weeks of April normally aren’t as busy as they are in the middle of the summer. Right now, the difference is no one knows when the tourists will return because of the coronavirus. More here.

7:00 AM
A flood of new research suggests that far more people have had the coronavirus without any symptoms, fueling hope that it will turn out to be much less lethal than originally feared. More here.

Additional Coronavirus information and resources:

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Click here for a page with resources including a COVID-19 overview from the CDC, details on cases in Ohio, a timeline of Governor Mike DeWine's orders since the outbreak, coronavirus' impact on Northeast Ohio, and link to more information from the Ohio Department of Health, the Cuyahoga County Board of Health, the CDC and the WHO.

See data visualizations showing the impact of coronavirus in Ohio, including county-by-county maps, charts showing the spread of the disease, and more.

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.

View a global coronavirus tracker with data from Johns Hopkins University.

Here is everything you need to know about testing for coronavirus in Ohio.

Here's a list of things in Northeast Ohio closed due to coronavirus concerns

See complete coverage on our Coronavirus Continuing Coverage page.