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Bexley Orders Daily Residential Health Checks Amid Covid-19 Pandemic


Bexley Mayor Ben Kessler says one of the confirmed coronavirus cases in Franklin County  is a resident of his city. 

Kessler is ordering residents to begin daily health and temperature checks. Any resident with symptoms of COVID-19 is ordered to self-quarantine until cleared by medical professionals. The city is temporarily lifting its plastic bag ban, encouraging fitness facilities and play spaces to suspend indoor operations, and created a task force for assisting with the provision of supplies to people under self-quarantine. The orders are in effect until April 6.

Jim has been with WCBE since 1996. Before that he worked as a reporter at another Columbus radio station, and for three newspapers in Southwest Florida.