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The latest coronavirus updates: Wednesday, April 15, 2020

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Posted at 6:35 AM, Apr 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-16 07:17:27-04

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.

10:55 PM
A Medina art teacher is helping out students during the pandemic. More here.

9:47 PM
For many of us, May 1 can’t come soon enough, but when it comes to reopening Ohio and ending Governor Mike DeWine’s stay at home order state lawmakers are posing an important question. More here.

8:21 PM
The Cleveland Department of Public Health (CDPH) was notified Wednesday of 17 new positive COVID-19 tests in Cleveland residents, bringing the total confirmed cases in the city to 352. More here.

8:09 PM
Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost filed a lawsuit this week against a Chagrin Falls man accusing him of price gouging during the sale of N95 face masks amid the current pandemic. More here.

7:15 PM
Some small businesses in Northeast Ohio are struggling as the stay-at-home order continues, and one small business owner in Ohio City said she had to move out of her store a few days ago. More here.

7:04 PM
Two Central Catholic High School students are teaming up to help the community. More here.

5:35 PM
A local printing business is lending a helping hand to Northeast Ohio restaurants by printing free take-out menus for the beleaguered food industry. More here.

4:22 PM
ArcelorMittal has announced that it will temporarily idle one of its two blast furnaces at its Cleveland plant due to the “economic slowdown” caused by coronavirus. More here.

4:22 PM
Sherwin Williams is slowing down their plans for their new downtown and Brecksville headquarters due to the COVID-19 pandemic. More here.

4 PM
Medina's historic square is a popular spot for several small businesses, but many of the shops and restaurants have either temporarily closed or were forced to change the way they operate because of the coronavirus crisis. As the stress and uncertainty surrounding the pandemic drags on, many of the struggling owners continue to ask the same question: When can we reopen? More here.

3:55 PM
Food banks in Northeast Ohio are not expecting stimulus checks to slow down the amount of people getting food from them. More here.

3:49 PM
A collaborative program between the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs aims to get vets back on their feet and a roof over their heads, and the pandemic is making staff members think outside of the box to get them there. More here.

3:21 PM
Health director Dr. Amy Acton says to watch trends, not daily totals, as Ohio reports 511 new COVID-19 cases, a new high. More here.

2:54 PM
The state of Ohio is expanding its partnership with Battelle to provide quick sanitization for N95 masks being used by first responders across the state. More here.

2:15 PM
From the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, first responders, daycares and hospitals have scrambled to get their hands on as much disinfectant as possible, so when Jackson Schools Superintendent Chris DiLoreto and his team learned the Jackson Township Fire Department would have to wait months for a piece of sanitation equipment, they jumped right in to offer a hand to one of their own. More here.

1:47 PM
Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine and Ohio Department of Health Director Amy Acton are providing an update on coronavirus in Ohio during their daily news conference on Wednesday at 2 p.m. More here.

12:48 PM
In light of financial hardships as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Cleveland has suspended rent payments for tenants at West Side Market. More here.

12:03 PM
The Hospice of the Western Reserve is asking for Northeast Ohio residents to make and donate fabric masks. The masks will then be handed out to visitors and home care family members in order stop the spread of coronavirus. More here.

11:52 AM
MetroHealth System is using a technology to sterilize approximately 50,000 masks for its healthcare staff as a way to combat the shortages of personal protective equipment. More here.

10:37 AM
The fear for many just going into the grocery store right now is very real — and even worse for so many seniors. One group called the Shopping Angels hopes to take away that burden for seniors during the coronavirus pandemic. More here.

10:35 AM
With the Economic Impact Payment going out to millions of Americans this week, many of you no doubt have questions about how and when you will receive your stimulus check from the IRS. Here is everything you need to know. More here.

9:35 AM
Disturbing photos from a Detroit-area hospital show just how dire the coronavirus pandemic has gotten in the region. More here.

8:25 AM
With flowers blooming and trees awakening from their winter slumber, many are turning to gardening as a way to spend the extra time during the stay at home order. Urban Planting Cleveland is bringing the greenhouse to customers by making deliveries of various plants to homes. More here.
8:15 AM
The IRS has launched a website that allows Americans to track the status of their stimulus checks. More here.
The IRS has launched a website that allows Americans to track the status of their stimulus checks. More here.
7:53 AM
Videos and online reports claiming that millions of Americans will have to repay the relief checks they receive from the federal government under the $2.2 trillion coronavirus economic recovery bill are not true. More here.
Videos and online reports claiming that millions of Americans will have to repay the relief checks they receive from the federal government under the $2.2 trillion coronavirus economic recovery bill are not true. More here.
7:37 AM
After making a brief comeback on school lunch menus, white bread and other refined grains may be vanishing again when schools reopen after a federal court threw out the Trump administration’s rollback of school nutrition standards. More here.
7:30 AM
A Cookie and A Cupcake in Ohio City is find a sweet way to stay open while sharing the fun with families in Northeast Ohio. More here.
7:30 AM
A Cookie and A Cupcake in Ohio City is find a sweet way to stay open while sharing the fun with families in Northeast Ohio. More here.

A study released by Harvard University on Tuesday suggests that intermittent and prolonged social distancing could be needed into 2022 to mitigate COVID-19 in the United States. More here.
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See complete coverage on our Coronavirus Continuing Coverage page.
Here is everything you need to know about testing for coronavirus in Ohio.
See complete coverage on our Coronavirus Continuing Coverage page.

See complete coverage on our Coronavirus Continuing Coverage page.

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