The latest coronavirus updates: Saturday, April 4, 2020

Posted: 8:05 AM, Apr 04, 2020
Updated: 2020-04-04 13:26:39-04

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.

1:26 PM
Governor Mike DeWine and Ohio Department of Health Director Amy Acton will hold a news conference Saturday afternoon at 2 p.m. to update residents on the state's efforts to combat coronavirus. More here.

Saturday 8:17 AM
Schools in Ohio have been closed for nearly a month now and look to stay that way for the foreseeable future. For most students, that means making a number of new adjustments — and its not easy, especially for those with special needs. Leslie Bucklew, a special education teacher from Geauga County, says its been a huge change for both her and her students. Her goal is to support them and their parents and encourage them to set schedules and have consistency at home by taking her classroom digital. More here.

Local special education teacher takes her classroom digital

Friday 10:35 PM
The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio is calling on Ohio Governor Mike DeWine to release thousands of additional non-violent offenders from prisons across the state, as a critical step in slowing the spread of coronavirus in those facilities. More here.

Ohio COVID-19 concerns have ACLU calling for more jail reductions

Friday 9:49 PM
The National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine released findings that indicated that COVID-19 is spread more easily than previously thought. While past research indicated that those with mild symptoms could spread the virus through a cough or sneeze, the National Academies said that germs could spread simply by talking or breathing by those who are asymptomatic or who are pre-symptomatic. More here.

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