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The latest coronavirus updates: Sunday, April 19, 2020

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Posted at 8:31 AM, Apr 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-20 07:15:46-04

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.

8:35 PM
The website for unemployment benefits in Ohio, unemployment.ohio.gov, experienced technical difficulties Sunday evening, according to the Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services. More here.

7:19 PM
During a briefing at the White House on Sunday, President Donald Trump said he would use the Defense Production Act to force medical manufacturers to create more swabs that can be used in COVID-19 tests. More here.

7:13 PM
Even the ‘Grinch’ is reminding Northeast Ohio to practice social distancing. More here.

6:36 PM
Senior year of High School is a rite of passage that includes many unforgettable moments, like prom and graduation—moments the Class of 2020 will not get to experience as scheduled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. To recognize seniors, schools across Ohio are taking some time and shining a light on the Class of 2020 Monday evening. More here.

5:33 PM
Beginning Monday, April 20, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation will launch its Save Small Businesses Fund to help a vital foundation to the economy during the COVID-19 pandemic. More here.

5:06 PM
An organization in Cleveland is working to feed those on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic while supporting local businesses also being impacted by the virus. More here.

3:39 PM
Cuyahoga County had the fewest increase in COVID-19 cases in weeks. More here.

1:33 PM
Gov. Mike DeWine is calling on the federal government to help provide crucial materials that would allow a dramatic increase in testing for coronavirus in the state. More here.

1:06 PM
A cluster of COVID-19 cases has been reported at Firelands Counseling and Recovery in Sandusky. More here.

10:03 AM
Heinen's Grocery Store in Strongsville reopened after an employee tested positive for COVID-19. More here.

8:25 AM
A local printing company is stepping in to help restaurant through this crisis - by getting the word out that they are still open for business. 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 federal government has begun distributing $1,200 Economic Impact Payments to millions of Americans to help relieve the economic burden caused by coronavirus. Click here for everything you need to know about checking the status and receiving these payments.

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.

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