Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine issues ‘stay-at-home’ order to contain spread of coronavirus

351 cases across 40 counties confirmed in Ohio; 27 cases reported in Cleveland
Updated: Mar. 22, 2020 at 5:50 PM EDT
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  • Gov. Mike DeWine issues “stay-at-home” order. The order will take effect at 11:59 p.m. on Monday, and will last through at least April 6. State officials have released the full details of the “stay-at-home” order, which can be found here.
  • Ohioans may leave home for essential activities. This includes shopping for food, supplies and medicine, and taking care of family members.
  • First responders and health care workers will continue to report to work, but non-essential businesses will close. Restaurants offering carry-out services will remain open.
  • Residents are allowed to go outside, but they are not permitted at playgrounds.
  • “We are at an absolutely crucial time in this war, and what we do now will make all the difference in the world,” DeWine said.
  • Child day cares will be limited to six children per room, starting March 26. This measure will last through at least April 30.

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WOIO) - Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine and state health officials addressed the public at 2 p.m. with the latest COVID-19 mitigation measures and updates.

Watch the press conference, here:

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine addresses public as COVID-19 spreads through state. Coverage: https://bit.ly/2xkQXnu

Posted by Cleveland 19 News on Sunday, March 22, 2020

As of Sunday morning, at least 27,004 people across every state, plus Washington, D.C., and three U.S. territories, have tested positive for coronavirus, and at least 340 people have died from the disease.

In Ohio, 351 people have been infected with COVID-19 across 40 counties. And three elderly men, from Cuyahoga, Erie and Lucas counties, have passed away due to the illness in the past week.

And worldwide, 318,209 cases have been confirmed. Of those cases, 13,672 people died and 94,700 people recovered.

Good news is: the mitigation measures that have been put in place could enable the U.S. to avoid the same mass infection Italy is seeing right now:

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