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Karen Kasler

Hospital leaders from around Ohio say the surge of COVID-19's Delta variant is leading to concerns about capacity and staffing. They say the loss of staff underscores the pandemic fatigue.  

Dan Konik

State health leaders are preparing to offer booster shots to Ohioans who are 8 months out from their last Pfizer or Moderna COVID dose. That leads to the question – will boosters be required every 8 months from here on out? Statehouse correspondent Jo Ingles reports. 

Office Of Gov. Mike DeWine

COVID-19 cases in Ohio are continuing to trend up but Gov. Mike DeWine (R-Ohio) says it's up to local communities how they want to address the spread of the virus.

Ohio Department of Health

State health officials reported 1,769 new cases of COVID-19 Tuesday.

Dan Konik

With more than 40% of Ohioans unvaccinated against COVID, the Ohio Department of Health is urging people to get those shots. And they say it’s critical with the way the highly contagious delta variant of the disease is spreading.

Dan Konik

Gov. Mike DeWine (R-Ohio) has signed a bill into law that prohibits public K-12 schools, colleges, and universities from requiring people to get a vaccine if that vaccine does not have "full approval" by the Food and Drug Administration.

Jo Ingles

The Ohio Department of Health director has signed some new orders dealing with the care of older Ohioans. 

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The impacts of a year of COVID on children of all ages has yet to be fully understood. Some children transitioned to on line learning and little social interaction with few issues, and others faced huge challenges. What do we know about where our children stand today after so many social norms and safety nets disappeared? Join our panel to find out.

Millions of women were already supporting themselves and their families on meager wages before coronavirus-mitigation lockdowns sent unemployment rates skyrocketing and millions of jobs disappeared. Working mothers were already shouldering the majority of family caregiving responsibilities in the face of a childcare system that is wholly inadequate for a society in which most parents work outside the home. Of course, the disruptions to daycare centers, schools, and afterschool programs have been hard on working fathers, but evidence shows working mothers have taken on more of the resulting childcare responsibilities and are more frequently reducing their hours or leaving their jobs entirely in response. Our panel will discuss how this situation is playing out in our community and what is being done to support the women who are faced with these challenges.

Dan Konik

Friday March 19, 2021 marks one year since the first Ohioan died from COVID-19. Since then, more than 18,000 Ohioans have died from the virus. Statehouse correspondent Jo Ingles reports on some of them.

A year after Ohio began battling the coronavirus, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced the state is now on the offense, deploying the vaccine to those most vulnerable.  

Gov. Mike DeWine’s usual Thursday COVID press conference is now a statewide address at 5:30pm. COVID hospitalizations are trending down, but Statehouse correspondent Karen Kasler reports while it’s unknown what DeWine might say, it seems unlike that he’ll announce Ohio will follow other states’ lead on mask mandates.

Karen Kasler

School districts and communities are working on creating plans to improve student success and address the disrupted learning created by the COVID-19 pandemic. These plans could include a range of changes such as longer school years and additional tutoring, which could put a strain on teachers.

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A Republican state Senator and a doctor who questioned whether members of “the colored population” were disproportionately contracting COVID-19 because of their hygiene is drawing new criticism after his appointment to lead the Senate Health Committee.

State health officals Thursday reported 72 hundred new cases of COVID-19 and 109 new deaths.  

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State health officials Sunday reported 5,247 new cases of COVID-19 and 65 new deaths.

Americans are being more careful to avoid catching and spreading the coronavirus but are still not being careful enough to slow the pandemic, especially with worrisome, apparently more contagious new variants looming.

That's the conclusion of the latest findings, released Friday, from the largest national survey tracking behavior during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Ohio State University reports logging thousands of COVID-19 policy violations and issuing 446 formal reprimands during the fall semester.

The City of Columbus says it will install 125 more hand sanitizer stations at parks and playgrounds when the weather gets warmer.  

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State authorities have cited a Columbus bar for multiple health code and COVID-19 violations during Monday night's college football national championship game.

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Ohio Governor Mike DeWine has vetoed another attempt to challenge the state's powers to issue public health orders during a pandemic.  

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The number of new COVID-19 cases in Ohio jumped significantly on Thursday, the first surge since the Christmas and New Year's holiday. 

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Twenty seven staffers at OSU East Hospital have tested positive for the coronavirus.

Ohio Department of Health

Five states have been added to Ohio's COVID-19 Travel Advisory.

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A spokesperson for Ohio Attorney General David Yost says the Republican has tested positive for COVID-19.

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State health officials Tuesday reported 7,580 new cases of COVID-19 and 104 new deaths.

Karen Kasler

4,856 Ohioans in nursing homes and long term care facilities have died of COVID-19, well over half of the state’s overall death total.

State health officials Sunday reported 6,808 new cases of COVID-19 and 59 new deaths.

Ohio Department of Health

The statewide 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. curfew slated to expire Saturday is being extended for another three weeks.  

Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction

An Ohio death row inmate who survived an execution attempt died Monday, with COVID-19 as the suspected cause.

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