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Month: March 2020

Trinity Health System holds virtual news conference

Trinity Health Sytem held a virtual news conference Monday in response to the coronavirus pandemic and to update the public on the employees who tested positive for coronavirus in the Tony Tereman Cancer Center. When asked about the severity of symptoms, we were told only one employee was receiving hospital care for their symptoms. The others were in self isolation since their symptoms were only mild in severity. Trinity Health System representatives also gave an update on their turnaround for testing, saying it only takes around 24 to 48 hours for test results to come back, when before it could take up to 12 days to get...

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Emergency blood drives taking place throughout the area

The first of many emergency blood drives took place Monday, hosted by the American Red Cross, at the Church of the Nazarene in Barnesville. Many precautions are being taken during this COVID-19 outbreak. Staff checks the temperatures of everyone who enters the door. Disinfection has also been enhanced. The need for blood donations is great during this time and many are welcome to step up to help. More emergency blood drives are scheduled over the next month. A list of blood drives are as follows: 4/6 — Crossroads Church, Wintersville, Ohio, 12-5:30, Jefferson County; 4/7 — Oglebay Park, Pine...

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First confirmed death from COVID-19 in West Virginia

West Virginia Department of Health & Human Resources (DHHR) in conjunction with United Hospital Center and the Marion County Health Department has confirmed the first death related to coronavirus in the state. According to the DHHR, an 88-year-old female passed away from the virus. The news was announced in a press release on Sunday evening. Governor Jim Justice released the following statement following the news: I ask all West Virginians to join Cathy and I in praying for the family, friends, and loved ones of this individual,” Gov. Justice said. “It is truly a sad day in West Virginia.”...

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Are you eligible for a part of the stimulus package?

A $2 trillion stimulus package passed in the Senate late Wednesday night, aimed at softening the economic blow to citizens and businesses due to the coronavirus. Today many are asking what it means for them. This comes as more than 3 million Americans filed for unemployment last week. Under the plan, those making up to $75,000 a year are expected to receive check for $1,200. Couples making up to $150,000 will received $2,400 with an additional $500 per child. The payments would decrease for those making more than $7,500 with a capped income of $99,000 per person and $198,000 per...

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Columbiana County reports coronavirus-related death

The Columbiana County Health District is reporting the death of a Columbiana County Resident with coronavirus. According to the latest data from the Ohio department of health, the county has four confirmed cases. Those who had been in contact with the deceased — an older man who was diagnosed last week — are being monitored. The health district says it’s essential that you remain in your homes, if you must go into public continue to practice social distancing and standard disease prevention precautions. COVID-19 can cause mild to severe respiratory illness. Symptoms include fever, cough, and difficulty breathing. If you are sick with respiratory symptoms, contact your primary care provider by phone. If you do not have a primary care provider, contact your local health department and ask to speak with communicable disease staff. For questions from the general public related to COVID-19 call the Ohio Department of Health Call Center at: 1-833-427-5634 or visit these...

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