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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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Columbus and Franklin County health officials are extending their Stay-At-Home advisories. 

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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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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The City of Dublin is offering a free drive-thru COVID-19 testing clinic Saturday from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. in partnership with Franklin County Public Health.  

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State health officials Tuesday reported  more than eleven-hundred new cases of COVID-19, bringing the state's total 95,106.  

Franklin County Public Health has issued a mandatory mask order should the county drop below the state's Level 3 public health emergency. 

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Many Democratic state lawmakers were upset Wednesday when they discovered an earlier seating plan that allowed social distancing in the Ohio House chamber had been scrapped in favor of one allowing all legislators inside. 

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Racism has been declared a public health crisis in Franklin County.  

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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Franklin County health officials are urging residents to stop vaping immediately.  

Franklin County Public Health has received a three-year federal grant to enhance and accelerate the community's effort to fight the opiate crisis.

Franklin County Public Health says several mosquitos caught in pools and traps in Westerville, Prairie Township, and Gahanna last week tested positive for West Nile virus. 

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Franklin County health officials said Wednesday 13 people have now been diagnosed with Legionnaires' disease amid an outbreak at a recently opened Mount Carmel branch in Grove City.  

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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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The Franklin County Coroner's office is reporting a surge in overdose deaths this week. 

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Franklin County health officials are taking measures to stop a possible outbreak of Legionnaires Disease at the county Job and Family Services office on the north side.  

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Franklin County and Columbus Public Health officials plan to distribute bags that deactivate prescription drugs as part of the fight against the opioid epidemic. 

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Franklin County Public Health has permanently revoked the license of a local restaurant. 

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Franklin County Public Health officials have closed a Cleveland Avenue restaurant until further notice.

The City of Columbus and Franklin County have unveiled a new plan to combat opioid abuse.

Franklin County Public Health officials say mosquitoes trapped in a pool near Hilliard have tested positive for the West Nile Virus.

A sixth person has died in a Legionnaires' disease outbreak at a Reynoldsburg nursing home.

Health investigators say they are closer to finding the source of a Legionnaires' disease outbreak at a Reynoldsburg nursing home.

There's still no word of the source of a Legionnaires' disease outbreak at a Reynoldsburg nursing home.

Franklin County Public Health workers will be spraying multiple Dublin neighborhoods tonight to fight the West Nile Virus.

Franklin County health officials have confirmed a Legionnaires' Disease outbreak at a Reynoldsburg nursing home.

Franklin County Public Health officials will spray for mosquitoes tonight after the bugs in a test pool in Hamilton Township tested positive for West Nile virus.