State Of Emergency Declared In Cincinnati Over COVID-19


(Cincinnati) -- Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley is declaring a state of emergency in Cincinnati amid coronavirus fears.

The declaration means the city officials will be able to take whatever actions are needed to protect against the spread of the illness.

"This is not a drill and there are real risks we will encounter," he said. "We will get through this together."

Over the next few days some city officials will be working from home and if they're in the office, practicing social distancing

He said at this time he's not making the decision to cancel the Findlay Market Opening Day Parade, however Governor Mike DeWine has recommended suspending all major events, including parades.

Governor Mike DeWine Speaks On Coronavirus

Governor Mike DeWine and the Ohio Department of Health says a fourth patient with the illness has been confirmed in Stark County, near Canton. This patient is a 53-year-old man who hasn't traveled out of the country. As of today the state is testing 24 people for the illness.

DeWine says within the next day or two he will be issuing an order about outdoor events.

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