COLUMBUS, Ohio — Gov. Mike DeWine called a previously unscheduled press conference Monday to provide an update on COVID-19 and the state's response.
The governor said last week there would not be a coronavirus briefing until Tuesday unless there was breaking news or something to announce. However, there were no major announcements from DeWine or Lt. Governor Jon Husted on Monday.
DeWine did announce that nursing homes will be permitted to begin outdoor visitation on July 20 if all safety standards are met.
DeWine said his next briefing is planned for Thursday of this week. The governor and his wife Fran will be participating in a virtual roundtable Tuesday with First Lady Melania Trump and members of the Trump Administration.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
For most people, the virus causes mild or moderate symptoms that clear up in a couple of weeks. Older adults and people with existing health problems are at higher risk of more severe illness, including pneumonia, or death.
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For more information on Ohio's response to COVID-19, visit coronavirus.ohio.gov or call 1-833-4-ASK-ODH.