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April 3rd Update: Governor Mike DeWine’s COVID-19 Press Conference

Wednesday, April 1st, 2020

Numbers

Dr. Amy Acton updates us with the latest state COVID-19 numbers:

  • 3,312 total cases in Ohio (14% increase from Thursday)
    • 95 cases in Lorain County, 72 in Medina County
  • 895 hospitalizations, 288 in ICU
  • 91 deaths (12% increase from Thursday)

Dr. Acton also addressed zip code-level data regarding the coronavirus.  She stated that there are both benefits and drawbacks to this data, such as the inability to accurately identify “hot spots”.

Remote Learning Resource Guide

With online and remote learning continuing to stay prevalent, Governor DeWine announced the creation of a new Remote Learning Resource Guide. This guide was developed with educators and administrators from across the state to help develop the best methods for remote learning. The guide is available on the Ohio Department of Education’s website as well as coronavirus.ohio.gov.

Testing Improvements

Governor DeWine re-emphasized the need for more testing and quicker results around the state. As such, the Ohio State University and Ohio Department of Health are working together to help solve supply chain problems that have caused shortages.

These shortages include test kit equipment, including swabs, tubes, and testing liquid. In addition, more chemicals for the machines involved with the testing will be produced.

Prisoners

There are 38 different prisoners whose respective case judges will be receiving a letter from Governor DeWine asking for them to make a consideration for early release.

This group of 38 includes 23 pregnant women along with 15 people who are age 60 and over who have 60 days or less on their sentence. The governor assures that these 38 people are not serious violent offenders.

Small Business

Lt. Governor Jon Husted addressed the Payment Protection Program today, and said the Small Business Administration finally gave banks guidance on how to handle loans associated with the program.

 

 

Coronavirus and COVID-19 Information

Friday, March 27th, 2020

Keep tuned in to WEOL for all of the latest information regarding coronavirus and COVID-19. We air all of Governor Mike DeWine’s press conferences live and carry special COVID-19 ABC News reports at 7:00 PM every weeknight. To go to the Ohio Department of Health’s coronavirus dashboard for additional data, click here.

 

A conversation with LCCC Pofessor and virus expert Harry Kestler

Tuesday, March 17th, 2020

Dr. Harry Kestler

During the Morning Show on Tuesday, March 17th Bruce and Craig spoke with Lorain County Community College Professor Dr. Harry Kestler about the current COVID-19 situation taking place in Lorain County.

Harvest For Hunger

Monday, March 2nd, 2020

WEOL is proud to support Second Harvest Food Bank. Every dollar donated will provide 4 meals.