Coronavirus: Eviction cases, jury trials on temporary hold in Dayton Municipal Court

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Eviction cases and jury trials are on a temporary hold in Dayton Municipal Court until April 30, a court official announced Friday.

Hearings will continue to take place in some cases, such as violent crimes.

Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley said that water shut offs will be suspended as well.

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Montgomery County remains at zero positive case of coronavirus, said Public Health - Dayton & Montgomery County Health Commissioner Jeff Cooper.

However, with the virus being confirmed in six Ohio counties, it’s believed that virus is already here.

Cooper said that 1% of Montgomery County’s population is estimated to carry coronavirus, which is about 5,000 people.

People are the most contagious when they are the most sick, he added.

Symptoms of coronavirus appear from two to 14 days after exposure and include fever, shortness of breath and coughing.

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While the virus can be spread on surfaces, it is most likely to be spread through droplets, like those seen while coughing and sneezing, Cooper said.

He stressed washing hands frequently to prevent the spread if coronavirus, but to also make sure to drink plenty of fluids and get enough sleep.

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