Contact sports training and practices can resume for all sports beginning today. Only team scrimmages are permitted for contact sports and practices. Competitive games and tournaments are only permitted for non-contact sports at this point.
Pop-up testing also continues throughout the state. Here’s the map with locations. The top three ZIP codes for coronavirus cases in Montgomery County include parts of Riverside, Huber Heights and Trotwood, Gov. Mike DeWine said this week. Hot ZIP codes are 45424, 45417, 45426.
Things you should know today:
- Centerville High School has suspended training for the freshmen football team after a member tested positive for coronavirus.
- The City of Beavercreek has canceled its Fourth of July parade and has made changes to the annual fireworks show, which will continue. This year, fireworks may be viewed from the Mall at Fairfield Commons parking lot instead of Rotary Park.
- Kettering City Schools has canceled a planned in-person graduation ceremony scheduled for July, high school Principal Tyler Alexander said.
- Ohio has 788,000 unemployed workers as of May, down 211,000 from 999,000 in April, according to the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. The unemployment rate for Ohio was 13.7 percent in May, down from a revised 17.6 percent in April. The May unemployment rate for Ohio increased from 4.1 percent in May 2019. Unemployment has increased by 551,000 in the past 12 months from 237,000. The state’s non-agricultural wage and salary employment increased 127,100 over the month, from a revised 4,704,000 in April to 4,831,100 in May.
- Contact practice and scrimmages for all sports can resume June 22, the second phase of resuming athletic competition, as long as safety protocols are observed. Local sports organizers and school leaders will decide when to proceed.
- A new Hospital PPE Readiness Stockpile will be compiled and stored by Ohio hospitals throughout the state. Items will be distributed to residents and staff at long-term care facilities should there be an increase in COVID-19 cases, DeWine said.
- The coronavirus.ohio.gov/JobSearch website will transition back to Ohio’s regular job search website because most of Ohio has reopened, Lt. Gov. Jon Husted said. OhioMeansJobs.com. OhioMeansJobs.com currently has more than 120,000 job postings, with almost half paying more than $50,000.
- Disparity in testing outcomes: While the increase in the number of Montgomery County cases was not unanticipated, Health Commissioner Jeff Cooper said, the disparity in outcomes is worrisome. Since May 12 in Montgomery County (the last time Public Health -- Dayton & Montgomery County held a news briefing about the pandemic), there has been one case for every 556 residents. That breaks down to one case for every 347 black residents and one case for every 886 white residents. “Clearly, we have a disparity in testing outcomes for races,” Cooper said.
- Public Health -- Dayton & Montgomery County has confirmed outbreaks (or clusters) representing 173 cases at 13 workplace locations in Montgomery County since April 13. They include Community Blood Center, Hospice of Dayton, Energizer Global Auto Care, Chewy Fulfillment Center in Vandalia, Friendship Village retirement community in Trotwood, Fuyao Glass America in Moraine, Dryden Road Pentecostal Church, Crocs Distribution Center, Franklin Iron and Metal, St. Leonard CHI Living Communities, Respiratory and Nursing Center of Dayton, Sugar Creek Brandworthy Food Solutions and the Montgomery County Jail. “It’s not just about those locations,” Cooper said, it’s about the health department doing the necessary things to help businesses and people remain healthy in the COVID-19 environment. Outbreaks “could easily happen at a restaurant, or a big box store or any other location,” he said.
- The wearing of face masks was strongly emphasized as a way to cut down on spreading the virus. “It’s been over 100 days that we’ve been asking people not to go places,” Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley said. “You need to ask yourself: Is it worth me getting COVID to be at that event?”
LATEST STATE DATA: As of Monday afternoon, there have been at least 45,537 confirmed or probable cases in the state, 2,704 deaths, and 7,292 hospitalizations, according to the Ohio Department of Health.
Ohio has an estimated population of approximately 11.7 million, census records show.
Of the state’s positive cases, 11% are from Ohio’s prisons. At those prisons, there has been an increase in testing.
There have been 656,318 people tested for coronavirus in Ohio.
In the state, 6,469 cases are health care workers, which is 14 percent of the cases.