WPAFB commander declares public health emergency

Wright-Patterson Air Force Base officials declared a Public Health Emergency on Friday.

Col. Patrick Miller, 88th Air Base Wing and installation commander, announced that the decision is in response to an increase in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations.

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“This decision reflects the next phase in this evolving COVID environment, including the increase in new COVID cases and hospitalizations in the surrounding counties.” Miller said.

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On Friday, Ohio reported 4,855 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours. Additionally, there were also 165 new hospitalizations reported in the last 24 hours.

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