Governor Mike DeWine has issued another “Stay at Home” order for Ohio; running through May 1st.
DeWine said the newly signed order includes a few new details; including one that addresses overcrowding in stores by having stores set a capacity limit and then enforcing it.
The new order goes into effect next Monday.
DeWine says if you feel frustrated with the way you have to life right now, he feels the same; with his main goal to get through this pandemic and keep Ohioans safe and healthy.
As far as COVID-19 numbers go…
Ohio has just over 2,900 confirmed cases with 802 hospitalizations and 81 deaths….in data released Thursday.
There are now 90 confirmed cases of the Corona Virus in Lorain County and more than 200 others are in quarantine.
In-person voting for Ohio’s primary election was postponed on March 17th due to Corona Virus precautions.
All registered voters in Ohio will soon receive a postcard informing them about how to request an absentee ballot to vote by mail and cast their vote in the primary election.
Those who already voted need not do anything.
Voting will then be completed on April 28th.
Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost says the COVID-19 pandemic is stretching the state’s police force thinner.
To bolster the force, Yost has directed the Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy to expedite the final exams of about 300 police cadets.
Also, General Yost is working with local agencies to create a pathway for recently retired law enforcement officers in good standing to return to the streets of Ohio.
In Vermilion, the city and the Erie County Health Department are asking so-called ‘snowbirds’ to self-quarantine for 14 days if they’ve recently returned to the city.
A Corona Virus scam alert…
Local law enforcement is warning the public of a fake COVID-19 home testing kit that’s reportedly making the rounds.
It is a scam as there is no such thing on the market.
You’re asked to contact law enforcement if you’ve seen or purchased one of the tests.
Oberlin College has cancelled next month’s commencement ceremony on Tappan Square.
College President Carmen Twillie Ambar says, they hope to develop a ‘virtual’ ceremony instead.
The Corona Virus has prompted the Democratic National Committee to delay this summer’s convention in Wisconsin, from July to August.
————————————————————————————————– In light of the Corona Virus pandemic, the Village of New London is temporarily closing their recreation park including the playground, pavilions and ball fields.
The park is open to walkers who practice social distancing.
From the National Weather Service…
Sunny, with a high near 53.
Mostly clear, with a low around 34.
Increasing clouds, with a high near 59.
A slight chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 52.