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Posted on: March 12, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Update from Governor Mike DeWine (March 12, 2020)

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Medical experts told Governor DeWine they expect the number of COVID-19 cases to double in six days and will continue to do so.

The governor made the following announcements/orders:  No mass gatherings of 100 or more people, including stadiums, arenas and conference centers.  This does not include airports, bus stations, schools, casinos, religious gathering or shopping malls.

All schools will have extended spring breaks beginning close of business Monday for three weeks.  That will last until at least April 3.

Nursing homes - amending order to include no outside visitors.

State psychiatric hospitals - no visitors

Price gauging will be enforced by the Ohio Attorney General’s Office.

Governor DeWine stated that "we must treat this like what it is.  An that is a Crisis.  A crisis like most of us have not seen in our lifetimes."  

To date Ohio has 5 confirmed cases and reported 30 negative tests.

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