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The latest coronavirus updates: Wednesday, April 22, 2020

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Posted at 6:48 AM, Apr 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-23 06:14:56-04

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.

10:06 PM
Governor Mike DeWine said he is deeply concerned by an anti-Semitic sign held during a recent protest outside Ohio’s statehouse. More here.

9:03 PM
The Cleveland Department of Public Health (CDPH) was notified Wednesday of 10 new positive COVID-19 tests in Cleveland residents, bringing the total confirmed cases in the city to 485. More here.

8:10 PM
With K-12 students not returning to school, college and university officials are concerned as their institution’s futures will greatly depend on high school seniors. More here.

6:42 PM
New data reveals that black people are being disproportionately affected by the coronavirus compared to their white counterparts. More here.

6:31 PM
The Ohio Department of Health says 558 patients and 223 employees at longterm care facilities are currently battling the coronavirus. More here.

6:17 PM
University Hospitals will be closing multiple emergency departments due to the COVID-19 pandemic. More here.

5:35 PM
With more Ohioans out of work because of the economic impacts of the coronavirus, demand is skyrocketing for food distributions and local food banks are trying to keep up. More here.

5:21 PM
Heinen’s Grocery Store in Strongsville has temporarily closed for the second time in less than a week after another employee tested positive for COVID-19. More here.

5:12 PM
While the spread of a virus brought life to a screeching halt, many manufacturers never missed a beat. The best practices of these essential businesses may become the playbook for more businesses as they begin to reopen around the state. Read more.

4:57 PM
Giant Eagle is adding curbside pickup slots at its Legacy Village and Southland stores for frontline health care workers. More here.

Some unemployed Ohio workers say they’ve fallen through the cracks. There’s a real struggle happening right now for the so-called “1099-ers,” the independent workers. They need help right now to bounce back. More here.

4:56 PM
It can be hard for some families to make ends meet during the coronavirus pandemic. That’s why Vermilion police are going above and beyond their normal scope of duty to pass out pizzas this weekend so families can enjoy a meal together. More here.

4:37 PM
As Congress prepares to take up the fourth phase of a stimulus plan the call is going out from Republicans and Democrats alike that it must include a lifeline for state and local governments hit hard by the loss of revenue. More here.

4:25 PM
Lt. Gov. Jon Husted said the coronavirus pandemic has taken a financial toll on Ohioans as he said modelers think Ohio’s unemployment could go as high as 20%, which is higher than that of the recorded Great Recession unemployment at 10.9%. Read more, here.

4:24 PM
The Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addictive Services created a toll-free COVID-19 careline to provide emotional support. You can reach the careline by calling 1-800-720-9616 24 hours a day. More here.

3:50 PM
Steel manufacturer ArcelorMittal Cleveland filed a notice with the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services that it’s placing employees at the Cleveland Plant, 3060 Eggers Avenue, on temporary, unpaid furloughs—making it the second furlough at this site, according to the notice. Read more.

2:50 PM
Since March 15, Ohio has lost about 1,000,000 jobs.

2:40 PM
Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine announced doctors statewide can begin performing elective surgeries and procedures for the first time since Ohio Department of Health Director Dr. Amy Acton issued an order on March 17 banning elective surgeries in an effort to save personal protective equipment in the event there was a surge in COVID-19 cases. More here.

2:21 PM
Most large events in Akron this year, including all concerts and festivals at the Lock 3 outdoor park, have been postponed until 2021, the city announced Wednesday. More here.

2:17 PM State of Ohio to allow elective surgeries again as the governor asks hospitals to review and assess postponed procedures. Patients must be informed of risks.

2:15 PM
Gov. DeWine said there is the first confirmed case of COVID-19 in a Cuyahoga Juvenile Detention Center. The inmates were provided with face masks and are required to wear them.

1:37 PM
Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine and Ohio Department of Health Director Dr. Amy Acton will give their daily briefing on COVID-19 Wednesday at 2 p.m. Watch it live here.

12:15 PM
For senior citizens living in isolation away from family and friends during the COVID-19 pandemic, it can be a particularly lonely time for them. The Summit County Probate Court is asking the public to spend some time making homemade cards for seniors living in nursing homes and assisted living centers. More here.

11:20 AM
This year, we’re celebrating the 50th anniversary of Earth Day while staying socially distant. More here.

11:15 AM
As a result of financial impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center announced it will reduce hours and pay by 20% for an initial period of 10 weeks for about 4,100 caregivers who are directly involved in patient care, the hospital said in a release. More here.

11:00 AM
News 5 viewer Rochelle Andonian shares a challenge of working from home. It's RUFF!

10:21 AM
Pictures and videos are surfacing on social media showing healthcare workers and injuries they're sustaining from wearing personal protective equipment. The masks are leaving workers with raw skin and bruised faces. A Hudson-based company recognized the problem and wanted to help. More here.

9:30 AM
The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) created this graphic to show the difference between allergy symptoms and COVID-19 symptoms.

9:10 AM
Attention golfers: The Lake Metroparks will open Pine Ridge Country Club and Erie Shores Golf Course on Friday. More here.

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Pine Ridge Golf Course 8th hole.

8:50 AM
When the Cuyahoga County courts closed to public access on March 15, one judge knew one thing she wouldn’t stop—adoptions. More here.

8:25 AM
After their vacation got canceled, a Northeast Ohio man surprised his wife with an at-home Cancun trip. More here.

8:05 AM
For the last month Airstream, located in Jackson Center, has ceased production of their iconic travel trailers due to the stay at home order in Ohio. But for the last few weeks, seamstresses at the company traded in their typical job to help people on the front lines. More here.

Airstream sews masks, protective gear for those on the front lines

7:15 AM
'He was coming home': Michigan prisoner who served 44 years died from coronavirus days before release. More here.

6:45 AM
Thanks to donations from Avery Dennison, Lifeline, Grand Rock Exhaust Solutions, and Catalyst Ministry the Painesville district is offering WiFi access to students through vans equipped with mobile access points. More here.

6:30 AM
Like all charities and businesses, the All Faiths Pantry in Parma is adapting to keep its workers and the people they help safe. 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.
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.
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.
Here is everything you need to know about testing for coronavirus in Ohio.
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
Here's a list of things in Northeast Ohio closed due to coronavirus concerns
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