Public Health - Dayton & Montgomery County’s recommendation that all county schools start the school year with remote learning and drop sports and extracurricular activities has triggered several decisions.
Dayton, Huber Heights and Middletown school districts are following the health department’s recommendation. In Kettering, the superintendent is urging the school board to delay the start of school until Sept. 8. Oakwood City Schools is delaying its start as well.
Trotwood’s decision to follow the recommendation means this football season won’t end with a fourth Division III state high school championship.
Some things you need to know this weekend:
- Gov. Mike DeWine has asked the Pharmacy and Medical Boards to examine the issues surrounding hydroxychloroquine.
- The state continues to see fewer visits to the ER involving people complaining of symptoms.
- There were 10 fewer counties this week that fell into the Level 3 Red Category of the Public Health Advisory System map.
- The governor announced new guidance for mass gatherings
- DeWine issued an updated COVID-19 travel advisory this week
The public health advisory system map update (as of Thursday):
- Alert Level 1 (Yellow): This level means a county has triggered zero or one of the indicators and there is an active exposure and spread. Logan and Champaign are at this level.
- Alert Level 2 (Orange): This level means a county has triggered two or three indicators and there is an increased risk of exposure and spread. Counties at this level are seeing cases that are growing in the last two weeks. Preble, Mercer, Darke, Auglaize, Miami, Shelby, Greene, Clinton, Warren, and Butler are at this level.
- Alert Level 3 (Red): This level means a county has triggered four or five indicators and there is a very high exposure and spread. Risk is very high. Montgomery is at this level.
- Alert Level 4 (Purple): The highest level means a county has triggered six or seven indicators and there is severe exposure and spread. Officials say to stay home as much as possible when in this level. There are no current counties on this list.Samsung
Other things you should know this weekend:
- The Ohio Liquor Control Commission passed an emergency rule limiting hours for on-premises sales or consumption and expansion of sales for off-premises consumption.
- COVID-19 testing cancelled Monday at Montgomery County Fairgrounds
- Starting Aug. 9, child care providers will be permitted to return to normal, statutory ratios and class sizes
- A 19-year-old’s recovery from COVID highlights growing trend of infected young people
More things you should know this weekend:
- A Centerville family has been living in isolation for months
- Serena, T-shirt company partnering to donate 4.25 million masks
- California records first pediatric fatality from COVID-19
LATEST STATE DATA: As of Saturday afternoon, there have been at least 92,087 confirmed or probable cases in the state, 3,515 deaths, and 10,857 hospitalizations, according to the Ohio Department of Health. 67,319 people are presumed to have recovered from the virus in the state.
Ohio has an estimated population of approximately 11.7 million, census records show.
There have been 1,488,034 people tested for the coronavirus in Ohio, according to the Ohio Department of Health.
A total of 10,419 health care workers have tested positive which is about 11 percent of the cases.
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