The latest coronavirus updates: Monday, March 30, 2020

Posted at 6:28 AM, Mar 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-31 06:45:26-04

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.

9:46 PM
Northeast Ohio experts are expecting the local coronavirus economic impact to start ramping up significantly in the coming weeks, as the areas most vulnerable families wait for unemployment funds and federal aid. More here.

8:27 PM
Northeast Ohio county health departments continue to take calls from people who are wondering whether a business is essential or who are filing complaints about a non-essential business continuing to operate. More here.

8:03 PM
The Cleveland Food Bank will be hosting a drive-thru distribution on Tuesday. More here.

7:54 PM
The Cleveland Department of Public Health (CDPH) was notified Monday of nine new positive COVID-19 tests in Cleveland residents, bringing the total confirmed cases in the city to 110. More here.

7:06 PM
Health officials have reported that a resident died in Portage County from COVID-19 complications. More here.

6:50 PM
PBS is stepping up to help teach students at home. More here.

6:17 PM
Affinity Medical Center, which closed suddenly in 2018, could be re-opened temporarily if the space is needed to treat coronavirus patients during the pandemic. More here.

6:06 PM
Saucy Brew Works, in partnership with Code Red, started virtual tip jar has 1,500 industry workers already listed online. More here.

5:28 PM

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Betty Onderdonk waves to the parade thrown in honor of her 100th birthday.

Neighbors throw parade for Euclid woman's 100th birthday. Awww. More here.

4:51 PM
While Ohio’s doctors, nurses, and other hospital staff put themselves at risk to treat patients with the coronavirus, private businesses and non-profits are getting creative to try to keep everyone safe. More here.

4:50 PM
The question of why we don't report on COVID-19 recoveries is one we get a lot on social media. We explain why here.

4:37 PM
Giant Eagle is teaming up with the Cleveland Cavaliers to provide temporary employment to Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse staff. More here.

3:22 PM
As the number of coronavirus cases continues to rise across Cuyahoga County, health officials said Monday they're looking for ways to stop the spread of the virus among healthcare workers and first responders. More here.

2:50 PM
A graph from The Ohio Department of Health shows the need for personal protective equipment in Ohio's hospitals. The yellow shows critical shortages. More here.

2:36 PM
The U.S. Postal Service confirmed Monday that a mail handler at one of its Cleveland Processing and Distribution Centers has recently tested positive for the novel coronavirus disease. More here.

2:34 PM
View from AirTracker 5 shows grounded jets as air travel has decreased across the country. The parking lots are empty while rental lots overflow.

Grounded air travel at Cleveland Hopkins.
Grounded air travel at Cleveland Hopkins.

2:33 PM
Governor Mike DeWine said during his daily news briefing that prisoners are Ohio prisons are working to make personal protective equipment (PPE) for health workers around the state. So far, 500 surgical gowns have been made, and they’ll be able to make 44,000 total once they get fabric in, DeWine said. They will also make 5,000 lower-tech masks a day for a total of 2 million, as well as 1,400 gallons of hand sanitizer and face shields.

Watch the full news conference live here.

2:20 PM
Gov. DeWine said during his daily coronavirus briefing that the ordering closing K-12 schools will be extended until May 1. "We will reevaluate as we get closer to that date," DeWine said.

Watch the full news conference live here.

2:10 PM
In a daily update on coronavirus cases, the Ohio Department of Health confirms there are now 1,933 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state, an increase of 280 over the previous day. There have been a total of 39 deaths, 10 more than the number reported on Sunday. More here.

2:04 PM
As scientists and medical researchers around the world work on ways to fight COVID-19, a scientist from right here in Cleveland is doing the same—working with a team of scientists to develop an antiviral to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus. More here.

1:35 PM
Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine is holding his daily briefing on the state's response to the COVID-19 pandemic Monday at 2 p.m. Watch it live here.

1:30 PM.
Bill Knapp, who served on the Huron County Board of Health for 20 years and was the current president, is the county’s first reported COVID-19-related death, officials confirmed. More here.

1:26 PM
Charley Adams, 45, decided to take his company bucket truck to visit his 80-year-old mother, Julia Adams, who lives on the third floor of a nursing home in New Middletown, Ohio. More here.

1:11 PM
Due to the demand for COVID-19 tests, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said it has been providing “unprecedented flexibility” to laboratories and manufacturers to enable them to develop and offer the tests across the country. More here.

12:22 PM
Together, the Cleveland Clinic and University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center will begin prioritizing COVID-19 testing to first responders, including law enforcement, police, EMS and fire personnel. More here.

11:42 AM
Use this guide from the Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services to file your claims.

10:30 AM
The Cuyahoga County Board of Health has confirmed there are now 338 cases of COVID-19 in the county, a number that does not include cases in the City of Cleveland. More here.

10:26 AM
It's National Doctors' Day. Today we want to give a special thank you to all the doctors working on the frontlines of this pandemic.

9:20 AM
The Hunger Network rescues food from restaurants and hotels that is about to be tossed and gives it to those in need. More here.

8:50 AM
The Parma Heights Senior Center is delivering 200 meals to home-bound seniors in the area. More here.

8:30 AM
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a new technology to sterilize desperately needed surgical masks in Ohio and other parts of the U.S. More here.

8:03 AM
The Cuyahoga County Board of Health will give a briefing on the coronavirus Monday morning at 8:45 a.m. Watch it live here.

8:00 AM
Japan and the International Olympic Committee have announced that the 32nd Summer Olympics will begin on July 23, 2021 and close on Aug. 8 2021. More here.

7:08 AM
A possible strike by Instacart workers highlights the impact of the coronavirus outbreak on the grocery delivery business, where workers are worried about their safety as they try to meet a surge in demand for online groceries. More here.

7:00 AM
Starting with a simple idea, people all across Northeast Ohio lined their properties, porches and balconies with luminaries in an effort to usher in a brief reprieve of positivity and togetherness amid the COVID-19 pandemic. More here.

6:50 AM
Healthcare workers across Northeast Ohio are putting in overtime to tackle the coronavrius outbreak. While they work to keep the community safe and healthy, a bagel sandwich company in North Olmsted is working to keep those workers fed. More here.

6:30 AM
Why the great blue herons in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park are not practicing social distancing. More here.

6:20 AM
Even during Ohio’s Stay At Home order and social distancing during the coronavirus pandemic, services are still available for people battling mental illness or addiction. More here.

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