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Containing The Spread Of Coronavirus

Dr. Amy Acton, with Gov. Mike DeWine alongside, talks to reporters before the statewide coronavirus summit.
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Statehouse News Bureau
Dr. Amy Acton, with Gov. Mike DeWine alongside, talks to reporters before the statewide coronavirus summit.

With COVID-19 coronavirus cases growing nationally and locally, officials are taking steps to contain the spread.

The World Health Organization officially declared coronavirus to be a global pandemic. President Trump banned Europeans from traveling the United States.

And Ohio confirmed its fourth case in Stark County – the first case spread by unknown means.

Today on All Sides With Ann Fisher: Managing a worsening public health crisis.

  • Lisa Rein, federal reporter, The Washington Post
  • Dr. Amy Acton, director, Ohio Department of Health
  • Dr. Andrew Thomas, Ohio State Wexner Medical Center

The Ohio Department of Health makes the following recommendations to protect yourself from illness:

  • Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds; dry hands with a clean towel or air dry hands. 
  • Use alcohol-based hand sanitizer when soap and water are unavailable. 
  • Cover your mouth with a tissue or sleeve when sneezing or coughing. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands. 
  • Stay home when you are sick. 
  • Avoid contact with people who are sick.

Ohio's coronavirus call center is open to answer questions from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. The hotline number is 1-833-4-ASK-ODH or 1-833-427-5634.
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