Coronavirus

No new deaths, but 17 more confirmed COVID-19 cases reported in Cleveland

Health officials said the new confirmed cases include males and females whose ages range from their teens to their 90s.

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Health leaders discuss latest important COVID-19 information for Cuyahoga County

  ODH recommends sanitizing candy wrappers, canceling hayrides as part of safe Halloween practices

28 deaths, an additional 1,011 COVID-19 cases reported in Ohio over the last 24 hours

  COVID measures could keep flu in check this year

  New information on how $300 unemployment checks will be disbursed to Ohioans and how many payments they will receive

  Push is underway to test COVID-19 vaccines in diverse groups

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Canada extends U.S. border restrictions to Oct. 21

  Drug shows promise in 1st largely minority COVID-19 study

H. R. Walker Elementary School closed Friday due to COVID-19 case

  Independence Middle School football team quarantined after player tests positive for COVID, entire 8th grade to switch to virtual learning

No new deaths, but child among 23 more confirmed COVID-19 cases reported in Cleveland

  COVID on Campus: At the largest universities, data vary widely and lacks transparency

Twisted Sister singer to anti-maskers: Don’t use our song

In a tweet Wednesday, Snider called the stunt “moronic,” and shared a video that was recorded by an upset customer inside the Target at Coral Ridge Mall in Fort Lauderdale.

House condemns racism against Asian Americans amid pandemic

The House has voted to condemn racism against Asian Americans tied to the coronavirus outbreak.

Decisions for Halloween events to be community-made, Gov. DeWine says; more guidance will be released on Friday

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine said individual communities, towns, and cities across the state will be left with the decision on how to proceed with Halloween events.

Nearly 10,000 Ohio children have been infected with COVID-19; new dashboard shows data for schools, kids

For the first time since the start of the health crisis, the Ohio Department of Health has designated a data dashboard for COVID-19 cases in children and schools.

  Infection rates soar in college towns as students return

25 deaths, an additional 1,067 COVID-19 cases reported in Ohio over the last 24 hours

‘The Batman’ resumes UK production after positive COVID case

  COVID-19 danger continues to drive joblessness in US

  August US home building slides 5.1% after months of gains

  Mayor Jackson discusses overhaul at Cleveland Department of Public Health, I-X Center closure

Loudonville-Perrysville Exempted Schools announces COVID-19 positive employee

The school is going through the contact tracing process with help from the Ashland County Health Department.

  School of Innovation 6th-graders moving online after student tests positive for COVID-19, Willoughby-Eastlake City Schools says

The district has reported three positive cases of COVID-19.

Greater Cleveland Food Bank to host drive-thru distribution in Muni Lot Thursday

In the midst of the coronavirus crisis, the Greater Cleveland Food Bank is here to help, all with adhering to social distancing standards with a drive-thru distribution.

No new deaths, but toddler among 17 more confirmed COVID-19 cases reported in Cleveland

Health officials said the new confirmed cases include males and females whose ages range from under 2-years-old to their 90s.

  In town hall, Trump denies downplaying virus, casts doubt on mask usage

Face-to-face with everyday voters for the first time in months, Trump was defensive but resisted agitation as he was pressed on his administration’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic and why he doesn’t more aggressively promote the use of masks to reduce the spread of the disease.

  Health official on leave amid political interference furor

The Department of Health and Human Services said in a statement that Michael Caputo was taking the time “to focus on his health and the well-being of his family.”

Study hints antibody drug may cut COVID-19 hospitalizations

A drug company says that partial results from a study testing an antibody drug give hints that it may help keep mild to moderately ill COVID-19 patients from needing to be hospitalized, a goal no current coronavirus medicine has been able to meet.

  Trump disputes health officials, sees mass vaccinations soon

In a report to Congress and an accompanying “playbook” for states and localities, federal health agencies and the Defense Department sketched out complex plans for a vaccination campaign to begin gradually in January or possibly later this year.

  Supreme Court to stick with arguments via telephone, for now

With 87-year-old Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg being treated for cancer and five of her colleagues also age 65 or older, the court is taking no chances that putting the justices in close proximity to each other might make them more vulnerable to catching the virus.

49 deaths, an additional 1,033 COVID-19 cases reported in Ohio over the last 24 hours

As of Wednesday, the Department of Health said 4,555 Ohioans have died from the coronavirus with at least 140,518 cases reported statewide since the start of the pandemic.

Walsh Jesuit students face expulsion from Cuyahoga Falls school if they don’t admit to attending party

Officials from Walsh Jesuit High School in Cuyahoga Falls have warned students that they could be dismissed if they are not honest about attending a large house party.

Q&A: UH doctor talks about federal ‘playbook’ to distribute vaccine nationwide

The federal government and the Department of Defense (DOD) have release what’s being call a playbook for the eventual distribution of a COVD-19 vaccine.

  Ky. father finds out he has stage 4 cancer after getting tested for COVID-19

The father is determined to make memories to give his son something to hold on to when he’s gone.

Cleveland Metroparks Zoo extends Asian Lantern Festival through Oct. 4

Despite having reduced capacity due to social distancing, the Asian Lantern Festival has had more than 150,000 guests this year.

  Poll: Americans worry politics will rush vaccine

A new poll from the Kaiser Family Foundation shows 62% of Americans believe political pressure from the White House will cause the Food and Drug Administration to approve a vaccine before it's found to be safe and effective.

Big Ten votes to move forward with a fall football season

The conference approved an eight-game, conference-only season schedule that may start as early as Oct. 17, according to sources.

No new deaths, but infant among 16 more confirmed COVID-19 cases reported in Cleveland

Health officials said the new confirmed cases include males and females whose ages range from under 1-year-old to their 70s.

  Coronavirus deaths in kids echoes toll in adults, CDC says

A detailed look at COVID-19 deaths in U.S. kids and young adults released Tuesday shows they mirror patterns seen in older patients.

  Experts worry as US virus restrictions are eased or violated

State and local officials around the U.S. are rolling back social-distancing rules again after an abortive effort over the summer, allowing bars, restaurants and gyms to open.

World Series at Arlington, first time at one site since 1944

The World Series will be played entirely at the Texas Rangers' new ballpark in Arlington, Texas, as part of a bubble agreement between Major League Baseball and the players' association, the first time the sport’s championship will be played entirely at one site since 1944.

  Attorney Tim Misny offering expertise to parents who are being asked to sign waivers upon their children’s return to the classroom

Misny answers questions about the language and enforcement of COVID waivers.

  Pelosi: House to stay in session until COVID-19 rescue pact

Speaker Nancy Pelosi says the House will remain in session until lawmakers deliver another round of COVID-19 relief.

Candidate for ODH director position knew of harassment Dr. Acton faced, Gov. DeWine says

Gov. Mike DeWine said his team made Dr. Joan Duwve, a candidate for the Ohio Department of Health director, aware of harassment Dr. Amy Acton faced while holding the same position.

87 deaths, an additional 1,001 COVID-19 cases reported in Ohio over the last 24 hours

As of Tuesday, the Department of Health said 4,506 Ohioans have died from the coronavirus with at least 139,485 cases reported statewide since the start of the pandemic.

Virus brings Mexican toilet paper to US

Demand for toilet paper has been so high during the pandemic that in order to keep their shelves stocked, retailers are buying up foreign toilet paper brands, mostly from Mexico.

  ‘Certified young person’ Paul Rudd teams up with N.Y. Gov. Cuomo for mask-wearing PSA

The PSA features Rudd, who is 51, dressed up in a bright yellow hoodie with sweatpants.

  Coronavirus complicating already challenging situation of finding substitute teachers

Coronavirus has created new problems for school districts -- longer teacher absences, substitute teachers worried about going to class -- with Ohio lessening requirements for becoming a substitute teacher during a teacher shortage

  Trump defies virus rules as ‘peaceful protest’ rallies grow

Democratic governors and local leaders have urged the president to reconsider the events, warning that he’s putting lives at risk. But they have largely not tried to block the gatherings of thousands of people, which Trump and his team deem “peaceful protests” protected by the First Amendment.

No new deaths, but 16 more confirmed COVID-19 cases reported in Cleveland

Health officials said the new confirmed cases include males and females whose ages range from their 20s to their 80s.

Harshmallow: Virus prompts pause for Peeps holiday treats

Peeps treats are going on hiatus for several months — another consequence of the coronavirus pandemic.

Oxford, AstraZeneca resume coronavirus vaccine trial

In a statement, the university confirmed the restart across all of its U.K. clinical trial sites after regulators gave the go-ahead following the pause on Sunday.

  Akron bar’s liquor license revoked after refusing to follow COVID-19 last call restrictions

Dating back as far as Aug. 6, the state reports the Highland Tavern allowed consumption of beer, wine, mixed beverages, or liquor on the premises after 11 p.m. in violation of the COVID-19 order.

  Northeast Ohio school nurses face more responsibilities, expanded roles during COVID-19 pandemic

School nurses are dealing with additional demand and responsibilities this school year to cope with the COVID-19 response.

Dog-like robot could remotely measure vital signs of COVID-19 patients

A new type of dog-like robot could gather vital information from COVID-19 patients remotely, helping to keep down human exposure to the virus.

Gov. DeWine signs bill granting employers protection from coronavirus-related lawsuits into legislation

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine will sign into law House Bill 606 during a special ceremony on Monday afternoon.

‘Scariest monster of 2020’: Artist sells ‘Karen’ masks for Halloween costumes

A special effects artist is selling masks of what he calls the “scariest monster of 2020.”

4 deaths, an additional 1,079 COVID-19 cases reported in Ohio over the last 24 hours

As of Monday, the Department of Health said 4,415 Ohioans have died from the coronavirus with at least 137,405 cases reported statewide since the start of the pandemic.

Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade ‘re-imagined’ as television-only event this year

Because of the coronavirus pandemic, the 94th version of the iconic annual parade will be a television-only special presentation this year, the retailer and the city of New York City announced Monday.

  Anti-inflammatory drug may shorten COVID-19 recovery time

Eli Lilly announced the results Monday from a 1,000-person study sponsored by the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. The result have not yet been published or reviewed by independent scientists.

  In defiance of Nevada governor, Trump holds indoor rally

In open defiance of state regulations and his own administration’s pandemic health guidelines, President Donald Trump hosted his first indoor rally since June, telling a packed, nearly mask-less Nevada crowd that the nation was “making the last turn” in defeating the virus.

After presidents meet, Big Ten football still in limbo

Big Ten university presidents will meet Sunday to hear a presentation about playing a fall football season after all -- maybe as soon as mid-October -- amid pressure to kick off from parents, players, coaches and even the president.

  Groups turn to hotels to shelter fire evacuees amid virus

Relief groups facing the threat of the coronavirus are taking a different approach to sheltering people who have fled West Coast wildfires.

No new deaths, but 22 more confirmed COVID-19 cases reported in Cleveland

4 deaths, an additional 837 COVID-19 cases reported in Ohio over the last 24 hours.

4 deaths, an additional 837 COVID-19 cases reported in Ohio over the last 24 hours

As of Sunday, the Department of Health said 4,415 Ohioans have died from the coronavirus with at least 137,405 cases reported statewide since the start of the pandemic.

29 more confirmed COVID-19 cases reported in Cleveland

8 deaths, an additional 1,242 COVID-19 cases reported in Ohio over the last 24 hours.

Medina Scouts build tables so Highland Schools can socially distance during lunch

The release said the scouts are giving up their weekend mornings to build 15 tables a day, starting at 10 a.m.

Pride Ride celebrates Cleveland’s LGBTQ community in car parade

The car parade looks different than Pride celebrations of year’s past due to COVID-19.

8 deaths, an additional 1,242 COVID-19 cases reported in Ohio over the last 24 hours

As of Saturday, the Department of Health said 4,411 Ohioans have died from the coronavirus with at least 136,568 cases reported statewide since the start of the pandemic.

  Tuscarawas mother warns people about holding special events during pandemic after her husband and mother end up on ventilators following a family bridal shower

A Tuscarawas County family has a message for people considering holding large scale events during the pandemic.

  Study: Kids infected at day care spread coronavirus at home

The findings don’t mean that schools and child-care programs need to close, but it does confirm that the virus can spread within those places and then be brought home by kids.

49 deaths, an additional 1,240 COVID-19 cases reported in Ohio over the last 24 hours

As of Friday, the Department of Health said 4,403 Ohioans have died from the coronavirus with at least 135,326 cases reported statewide since the start of the pandemic.

  Lockkeepers sets reopening date, to hire up to 50 Northeast Ohio employees

Lockkeepers restaurant will reopen on October 5th, but Millennia Hospitality Group is not yet ready to reopen other properties.

  Daily US virus deaths decline, but trend may reverse in fall

The arrival of cooler weather and the likelihood of more indoor gatherings will add to the importance of everyday safety precautions, experts say.

Poll: Pandemic takes toll on mental health of young adults

In the midst of the pandemic, young adults are navigating life transitions such as starting college and finding jobs, all without being able to experience normal social activities.

Coventry Schools quarantines 9 staff members, moves 2nd grade online after positive COVID-19 test

The school said its goal is returning 2nd graders to the classroom by Sept. 22.

New Ohio health director Dr. Joan Duwve withdraws name from consideration hours after being appointed by Gov. DeWine

Dr. Joan Duwve cited personal reasons for withdrawing her name from consideration for the full-time Director of the Ohio Department of Health.

‘Why can’t they play?’: Ohio State head football coach demands answers from Big Ten as other conferences start season

Coach Ryan Day called out the Big Ten’s lack of communication, saying the stream of information given out since the decision to postpone the season has been “disappointing and often unclear."

  Return of football renews fears over more virus spread

The topic has led to passionate debates at the state and local level, including whether to allow high school seasons to proceed and how many fans to allow in professional and college stadiums.