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Calm Before the Storm: Ohio's Health Care Workforce Prepares for COVID-19 Peak

Dan Skinner talks with  Dr. Sam Nobilucci, a 2nd year resident at Adena Regional Medical Center in Chillicothe, Ohio, about staying at home, social distancing, and preparations for the coming COVID19 wave. See some of Dr. Nobilucci's Facebook posts on social distancing and staying at home here.   

If you need a refresher, please read the full text of Ohio's Stay at Home order here. For information on Ohio's COVID19 situation, visit the Ohio Department of Health's up-to-date website.

Throughout the COVID epidemic we’ll be calling attention to important issues and pointing listeners to resources that we think they should know about. As you may know, one concern we have during the state’s Stay at Home order is that this will put some people at increased risk of experiencing domestic violence at a time where folks may feel contained and helpless. Turning Point is an organization that provides temporary shelter for victims and survivors of domestic violence and their children, as well as food, shelter, transportation, and advocacy; all of which is free of charge and confidential. Many shelters in Ohio are doing their best to keep up with the COVID-19 crisis, but you can do your part to help Turning Point support women, children, and families in need by making a donation today at If you feel you are in immediate danger please call 911 or call Turning Point’s 24-hour hotline at 1-800-232-6505 or at 740-382-8988.

Produced by Dan Skinner and Mark Frantz

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Dr. Dan Skinner is Associate Professor of Health Policy in the Department of Social Medicine at Ohio University, Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, on the Dublin, Ohio campus. He earned his Ph.D. in political science from the City University of New York. Skinner teaches and researches about, as well as advocates for increased access to health care, especially for underserved populations, as well as various aspects of social determinants that affect the health of communities, in Ohio and beyond.
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