Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine has made an announcement regarding mass gatherings in the state in wake of the fears and concerns involving the coronavirus disease, also known as COVID-19.
He has “issued an order” that bans those type of large group setting that attract over 100 people.
From WKYC 3News Cleveland:
This order does not include airports, traditional office or school settings. It does extend to events including sporting events or concerts.
The upcoming election on Tuesday is still expected to take place.
This comes after Gov. DeWine asks that Ohio residents and visitors avoid attending sporting events. Shortly thereafter, the Mid-American Conference cancelled all of their games at Rocket Mortage Fieldhouse in Cleveland, while the Ohio High School Athletic Association pulled the plug on the rest of their tournament activities.
Here is a tweet from the Gov. DeWine on the ban:
Here is also the press conference below of Gov. DeWine announcing the ban:
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Three Cases of Coronavirus COVID-19 Confirmed in Cuyahoga County Ohio
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Director Dr. Acton announces Ohio’s first three positive cases of #COVID19 with @GovMikeDeWine and @LtGovHusted. The three positive cases are all in Cuyahoga County. Continue to follow our social media pages and visit https://t.co/vg4tN6d7vM for updates. pic.twitter.com/4bpygr0mn7— Ohio Dept of Health (@OHdeptofhealth) March 9, 2020
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This afternoon we learned that three Ohioans have tested positive for #COVID19. It's important for us to take aggressive action to protect Ohioans, and therefore, I have declared a state of emergency in #Ohio.— Governor Mike DeWine (@GovMikeDeWine) March 9, 2020
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5. Cleveland Mayor Frank G. Jackson weighs in...5 of 7
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A call center to answer questions regarding #COVID19 is now open. The call center will be open 7 days a week from 9 a.m.-8 p.m. and can be reached at 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634). #COVID19OhioReady pic.twitter.com/EPwotO9d2s— Ohio Dept of Health (@OHdeptofhealth) March 7, 2020
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