The latest coronavirus updates: Saturday, April 4, 2020

Posted at 8:05 AM, Apr 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-07 06:38:21-04

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.

9:33 PM
The owners of a family-owned small business in Highland Heights showed us with a simple gesture of how we can stay together and help each other while being apart during the COVID-19 pandemic. More here.

9:29 PM
WHOOP, a fitness band worn by both professional athletes and everyday people to track health and fitness levels, may be able to provide an early indicator of COVID-19 symptoms and have partnered with the Cleveland Clinic to test the theory. More here.

5:44 PM
Ford is preparing to make 50,000 ventilators in 100 days for hospitals amid the COVID-19 pandemic. More here.

5:17 PM
During Ohio Governor Mike DeWine’s daily press conference Saturday, a special 100th birthday recognition was held for a Cleveland resident. More here.

3:59 PM
For our own well-being, it's time to break the stigma of wearing face masks in public. More here.

2:40 PM
In an attempt to increase important medical care across the state of Ohio while keeping patients and health care workers as safe as possible amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine has signed an order expanding telehealth care. More here.

2:08 PM
There are now 3,739 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Ohio and 102 deaths. More here.

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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