“This is not a joke, this is not a drill. Choices you are making right now could save lives,” she said. “This is the time that you will see quiet descend on our country, as it should.”
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Businesses that remain open will be under social distancing orders. DeWine said local health officials and law enforcement can enforce the order if necessary.
DeWine said that starting next Thursday, childcare centers must operate under a pandemic childcare license, which means they can have a maximum of six children per room. DeWine said that while shared spaces are still allowed with deep cleaning procedures, childcare centers are dissuaded from using common areas. This will be enforced until April 30.
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As of Sunday afternoon, the ODH confirmed 351 cases of coronavirus in 40 counties, including Butler, Clark, Darke, Greene, Miami, Montgomery and Warren counties. Three deaths were confirmed in Cuyahoga, Erie and Lucas counties in northern Ohio.
Logan County officials confirmed its first case, but the state did not include it as of Sunday.
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