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The latest coronavirus updates: Thursday, May 14, 2020

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Posted at 6:21 AM, May 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-14 17:04:49-04

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.

4:58 PM
A new program in Summit County is aiming to help some minority-owned businesses rebound from the coronavirus pandemic by providing loans and other services. More here.

3:47 PM
As new coronavirus cases increased across the state, Cuyahoga County saw its fewest number of new cases since April 19, with just 27. More here.

2:25 PM
Gyms and athletic facilities will be allowed to reopen on May 26, with new protocols that will be made available on the state's Responsible RestartOhio website. Low-contact and no-contact sports will be allowed to resume operation on May 26 as well, Husted said.

More details here.

2:24 PM
Campgrounds in Ohio will be able to reopen on May 21, Lt. Gov. Jon Husted announced Thursday. Horse racing will be allowed to resume on May 22, with no spectators.

More details here.

2:20 PM
Lt. Gov. Jon Husted announced that BMV locations across Ohio will reopen on May 26. He encouraged residents to first go to the Ohio BMV website to see if the service they require can be completed online. "Don't come in unless it's necessary. Use the online service if you can," Husted said.

More details here.

2:14 PM
Governor DeWine announced that on May 31, child care providers may reopen with reduced numbers and new protocols. Day camps and summer camps will also be allowed to operate at this time.

More details here.

1:45 PM
Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine, Lt. Gov. Jon Husted and Ohio Department of Health Director Dr. Amy Acton are scheduled to give an update at 2 p.m. on the state's reopening plans amid the coronavirus pandemic, specifically on summer activities. More here.

1:00 PM
After watching and waiting for weeks, the day has finally come for salon owners and those in desperate need of a cut and color. On Friday, salons and barbershops can finally re-open, bringing much needed relief to an industry that has been reeling. For Hot Locks Salon & Spa in Westlake, however, some of that relief came weeks ago thanks to a small, nonprofit loan provider. More here.

12:35 PM
After suspending in-person classes on campus and switching to online class for the remainder of the spring semester, Ohio University in Athens announced some hope for normalcy after it said it plans to reopen campuses for the fall 2020 semester. More here.

12:30 PM
South Euclid city officials announced Thursday that due to the pandemic, parks, recreation and youth programs will be closed during the summer. More here.

12:00 PM
After reducing the number of colleges at the school from 11 to six in a cost-saving measure, the University of Akron will also be reducing its athletic programs in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. More here.

11:40 AM
Governor Mike DeWine said they won’t be going back inside classrooms the rest of this academic school year, but he has not made a decision regarding the fall semester.However, Ohio officials have provided a plan that gives us a better idea of what school will look like when kids do return. More here.

11:18 AM
The Ohio Air National Guard’s 179th Airlift Wing is scheduled to conduct a series of flyovers Friday across the state as a way to salute the heroes working on the frontlines against the COVID-19 pandemic. More here.

10:40 AM
Ohio’s COVID-19 death count might be a vast underestimation of the virus’ true reach, data from the CDC suggests. More here.

10:10 AM
With Memorial Day coming up, many Ohioans are wondering when summer activities such as community pools and camps will reopen for public use. On Thursday, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine is expected to give details during his daily briefing with Ohio Department of Health Director Dr. Amy Acton and Lt. Gov. Jon Husted. More here.

10:00 AM
The number of Ohioans who have filed for unemployment continues to decrease as the state gradually reopens. The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) released numbers for the week ending May 9, which shows 51,125 Ohioans filed for unemployment, a decrease of 10,939 from the week before. More here.

7:15 AM
A pair of Republican state senators have proposed their own bill to get Ohio reopened and curb the executive power of the governor and state health director. More here.

7:00 AM
Summers won’t be the same in University Circle after organizers announced Thursday that the 2020 Wade Oval Wednesdays concert season has been suspended due to the ongoing concerns surrounding the coronavirus pandemic. More here.

6:20 AM
While thousands of employees in downtown Cleveland work from home, a group of people are working to make sure the city is clean and safe. The Clean and Safe Ambassadors, with the Downtown Cleveland Alliance, are essential employees who've been working throughout the stay-at-home order. More here.

6:15 AM
Cats can spread the new coronavirus to other cats without any of them ever having symptoms, a lab experiment suggests. More here.

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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.
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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 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.
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.
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