It is Thursday, May 28, 2020. These are the five things you need to know about the coronavirus, COVID-19, pandemic today.

5 things to know about coronavirus today: County fairs, drive-thru testing, and state park lodges

It is Friday, May 29, 2020, and these are five things you need to know about the coronavirus today.

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Fair guidelines are on the way

The state is releasing guidelines for county fairs that will allow kids to safely show and participate in limited livestock shows and other events, Gov. Mike DeWine said. The guidelines, which will be posted on the state’s website, focus on social distancing, limiting crowds, animal care and welfare and ensuring the health of everyone involved. Counties will determine if they will have the fairs, however.
>>Coronavirus: Guidelines for county fairs to focus on limiting crowds, social distancing

CVS begins drive-thru testing at some area pharmacies

CVS Health has announced that it will begin offering drive-thru self-swab coronavirus testing at 34 Ohio locations. In the greater Dayton area, this includes one in Dayton, one in Springboro, and one in Hamilton. 

>>Coronavirus: CVS to offer drive-thru testing at 34 Ohio pharmacies

2nd Street Market is reopening, but there will be changes

The Dayton market on Saturday will have fresh produce, meat and dairy for sale, mostly on the south side of the building in the parking lot.  One meat and dairy vendor will be on the northwest side of the property at the Second and Webster streets intersection. Visitors will be able to park in the northeast parking lot area and in an overflow parking area on Webster Street at the Dayton Steam Plant. 

>>JUST IN: 2nd Street Market will have changes when it reopens

Ohio state park lodges, cabins to reopen in early June

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources announced that it would be reopening the lodges and cabins at state parks in early June. Many cabins are set to reopen June 1, while lodges will reopen June 5. 

>>Coronavirus: Ohio State Park lodges to reopen in June

How you can help

If you want to do something to aid the community as this pandemic continues, there are a number of ways you can do so. We have compiled a list of organizations that are asking for help.


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