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In an effort to boost COVID-19 vaccination rates, Columbus Public Health is offering $100 VISA cash cards for residents who begin the vaccination process.

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Columbus City Schools are proceeding with plans to reopen under a blended learning model for some students February 1st -- before staff is vaccinated.  

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The Columbus and Franklin County public health departments will receive limited doses of COVID-19 vaccine next week to administer to seniors 80 years of age and older.

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Columbus City Schools have extended the suspension of all in-person athletic and extracurricular activities through at least January 23.

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The City of Columbus is now requiring restaurants to make healthy drinks such as water, low-fat milk and 100 percent fruit juice the default options offered with child meals.

A day after the governor announced a statewide curfew to slow COVID-19 cases, Columbus and Franklin County officials issued a Stay at Home advisory that will take effect Friday.

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Columbus Public Health has opened a new drive-thru seasonal flu shot clinic at the Celeste Center on the Ohio State Fairgrounds Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. with no out-of-pocket costs.  

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Columbus city and health officials today urged residents to recommit to the safety protocols recommended to curb the spread of COVID-19. 

On this week’s episode Dan Skinner and his Co-Producer Mark Frantz talk with Mikey Sorboro—owner of Mikey’s Late Night Slice—about the legal battle over the 10pm restaurant curfew that Mikey and other local restaurant owners fought at the end of July. Currently, Gov. DeWine has called for alcohol sales to stop after the same 10pm marker.

 

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State health officials Wednesday reported 988 new cases of COVID-19  and 48 new deaths. 

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Westerville City Schools will start the upcoming academic year with 100 percent remote learning, moving away from a blended learning model. 

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A Franklin County judge has issued a 14-day restraining order on a Columbus ordinance requiring bars and restaurants to close on-site service at 10 pm.  

Columbus Mayor Andy Ginther said Friday he is asking Columbus City Council to approve an ordinance on Monday limiting hours of operation for bars, nightclubs and restaurants as COVID-19 cases continue to rise. 

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Bars and restaurants that fail to observe safe distancing and other anti-coronavirus measures could lose their liquor license.  

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State health officials said  Sunday Ohio has more than 26 thousand confirmed cases of COVID-19 with nearly 49 hundred hospitalizations and 1472 deaths. 

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Columbus health officals say there are more than 1,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19  in Columbus and Worthington, including 14 deaths. 

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Ohio is now over 47 hundred, with 167 deaths and more than a thousand hospitalizations. 417 patients are in intesive care. 

Columbus Public Health is increasing business inspections to ensure compliance with state orders to help stop the spread of COVID-19. 

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The Columbus Board of Health today declared a local public health emergency giving the city extra safety measures to respond to COVID-19 cases. The declaration allows for the quarantine and isolation of individuals with the virus and as a last resort law enforcement involvement for any instances of non-compliance. 

Show Notes

Talking Coronavirus (and Flu!) with Franklin County Public Health

Host: Dan Skinner (@danielrskinner)

Guests: Joe Mazzola, Commissioner, and Alex Jones, Director of Prevention and Wellness and Assistant Health Commissioner, Franklin County Public Health (@FC_PublicHealth)

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An Ohio woman's lawsuit against an e-cigarette maker charges it markets nicotine vapor products to teens like her daughters and fails to warn consumers about the products' high nicotine levels. 

Columbus Public Health has closed a restaurant in the Polaris Fashion Place mall after being cited for several violations. 

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Columbus Public Health health officials have expanded the local list of at-risk groups that could be in danger of contracting hepatitis A without taking proper precautions. 

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Franklin County's infant mortality rate declined last year, but a racial disparity remains.

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Columbus Public Health says an employee of Eddy’s Chicken and Waffles on East Livingston Avenue has been confirmed to have contracted hepatitis A. 

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Columbus Public Health is urging anyone who ate at a North High Street restaurant between January 1 and January 16 to get vaccinated for Hepatitis A. 

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Columbus officials Tuesday provided an update on the city's safety strategy, and the mayor offered a glimpse at his 2019 budget proposal. 

Columbus Public Health says a rabid bat was found at the corner of McConnell and Nationwide Boulevards in the Arena District on August 19.  

Columbus Public Health is reporting the city's first case of West Nile Virus this season. 

Columbus Public Health reports a spike in rat sightings in the Linden, Clintonville, south side and Hilltop neighborhoods. 

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