TUESDAY, MAY 5th, 2020
Checking the latest COVID-19 numbers…
Statewide – over 20,400 cases – 1,056 deaths
Erie County – 59 confirmed cases – 2 more reported Monday
Huron County – 32 cases – 2 reported on Monday
Lorain County Public Health reports; the number of confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 in Lorain County has surpassed 500.
…that’s an increase of 18 since Sunday.
The death toll in Lorain County now stands at 37.
As COVID-19 testing is slated to increase statewide over the next few weeks, DeWine announced an increased priority list on who receives tests.
Those residing in mental health facilities and nursing homes with Corona Virus symptoms will now be higher on the priority list.
With the ‘Stay Safe Ohio’ now in place, DeWine and Lieutenant Governor Jon Husted addressed types of businesses not yet open during their Monday news conference…
Ohio BMV’s – Will open later this month
Restaurants – A reopening date will be announced in the next several days.
The city of Elyria…like many others…is struggling with budget-issues due to the pandemic…with a projected decrease in income tax revenue of about 2-and-a-half-million-dollars.
The Chronicle Telegram reports; Mayor Frank Whitfield has been meeting with department heads in hopes of coming up with money-saving measures.
Police in Lorain are asking for your help in tracking down the person responsible for vandalism at the Charleston Cemetery on 6th Street.
Someone smashed several historic headstones early yesterday.
Community food-distributions resume today, with a drive-thru at Vermilion Elementary School from 1:00 to 3:00 pm.
Another will be held tomorrow at the Black River Landing in downtown Lorain.
And a third and fourth…Thursday…at Strobel Field in Sandusky…and New London High School.
The historic Aut-O-Rama drive-in movie theater on Lorain Road in North Ridgeville could re-open with several weeks.
According to the Chronicle Telegram, owners have received permission from Lorain County Public Health and the state, and are working on health-and-safety guidelines.
Those guidelines will likely include keeping vehicles at least 6 feet apart.
A full report in today’s Chronicle Telegram…
The City of Willard has canceled their 4th annual community-wide yard sale, due to COVID-19 concerns.
It was planned for May 14th through 16th.
From the National Weather Service…
Mostly cloudy, with a high near 50.
A slight chance of showers overnight.
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 40.
Mostly cloudy, with a high near 53.
A chance of showers. Sunny, with a high near 60.