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Giving birth while social distancing changes everything

For pregnant women and those who have recently given birth, the coronavirus pandemic coupled with the realities of social distancing present a lot of unforeseen challenges, concerns and ambiguity in terms of pregnancy, delivery and postpartum. Being pregnant during a pandemic may mean more than just having to cancel your baby shower and your reoccurring...

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76 people have died in Cuyahoga County due to COVID-19 – more than double the number who died from flu last year; County has seen 1,563 cases of COVID-19

The Cuyahoga County Board of Health holds press conference updating citizens on the coronavirus pandemic on Tuesday and Friday mornings. Cuyahoga County Board of Health (CCBH) commissioner Terry Allan began the April 28 press briefing by recapping Governor Mike DeWine’s plan to reopen Ohio. On May 1, health care providers like dentists and veterinarians can...

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Columbus Metropolitan Club Special Report: Coronavirus exposes disparities

The Columbus Metropolitan Club hosted a forum on April 22 featuring Dr. Mysheika Roberts, Health Commissioner for Columbus Public Health and Stephanie Hightower, President & CEO of the Columbus Urban League, to discuss how the Coronavirus pandemic has not only exposed but exacerbated decades-old racial inequities and disparities in our communities. After a friendly reminder...

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“We certainly can’t flip a switch that will that will certainly lead to more infections and more deaths,” 1,028 cases in Cuyahoga County, 56 deaths

The Cuyahoga County Board of Health holds press conference updating citizens on the coronavirus pandemic on Tuesday and Friday mornings. Cuyahoga County Board of Health (CCBH) health commissioner, Terry Allan, opened the April 21 briefing by addressing students who won’t return to school for the remainder of the year who are having to work remotely....

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“We’re going to be living with COVID-19 for some time” health commissioner says: 927 cases in Cuyahoga County, 42 deaths

The Cuyahoga County Board of Health holds press conference updating citizens on the coronavirus pandemic on Tuesday and Friday mornings. Cuyahoga County Board of Health (CCBH) health commissioner, Terry Allan, removed his mask as he walked to the podium to begin the Friday briefing, by stating that we now have a “new normal.” The new...

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513 cases in Cuyahoga County, 10 deaths. ‘We’re not gonna get on the other side of this curve unless you stay home’

The Cuyahoga County Board of Health holds press conference updating citizens on the coronavirus pandemic on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings. Cuyahoga County Board of Health (CCBH) commissioner Terry Allan opened his Friday, April 3 briefing by talking about ManorCare in Parma, a long-term care facility which was identified as the location of a COVID-19...

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Six Cuyahoga County inmates test positive for COVID-19, investigation into who inmates had close contact with underway

The Cuyahoga County Board of Health holds press conference updating citizens on the coronavirus pandemic on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings. Cuyahoga County Executive Armond Budish opened the Friday county briefing by saying that the county jail has had six inmates test positive for COVID-19 and two additional inmates are under suspicion of having COVID-19....

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409 lab-confirmed cases in Cuyahoga County, death total doubles to 8 since Monday

The Cuyahoga County Board of Health holds press conference updating citizens on the coronavirus pandemic on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings. The health commissioner for the Cuyahoga County Board of Health, Terry Allan, opened the Wednesday, April 1 press conference by sharing stories about people in Cuyahoga County finding ways to communicate with their family...

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“It’s important that no one is left behind,” Cuyahoga County medical director explains county strategy as COVID19 cases rise

The Cuyahoga County Board of Health holds press conference updating citizens on the coronavirus pandemic on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings. The health commissioner for the Cuyahoga County Board of Health, Terry Allan, opened the Monday, March 30 press conference by discussing the expedited Food and Drug Administration approval for a Columbus-based company, Battelle, to...

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Benefit changes: Redeterminations, requirements affected by coronavirus

  Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the State of Ohio and Cuyahoga County have issued new guidance surrounding the public benefits many Ohioans rely on, including Supplemental Assistance for needy Families (SNAP), Ohio Works First (OWF) and Medicaid. Medicaid recipients can now utilize telehealth services even for first time appointments. Redeterminations are suspended for 180...