Latest News

Coronavirus coverage in Ohio: Daily updates

Coronavirus | Photo by Soham Parikh | The Wright State Guardian

Coronavirus | Photo by Soham Parikh | The Wright State Guardian


The State of Ohio continues to release more information in an effort to combat the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), we will provide daily updates at the state and local level here.


Information about Ohio confirmed cases and all other information about the COVID-19 can be found at the Ohio Department of Health website for coronavirus.


Daily Updates

June 23

Ohio:

There are 42,767 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 2,497 deaths.

A total of 7,379 people have been hospitalized, including 1,876 admissions to intensive care units.

Wright State:

No new updates.

June 22

Ohio:

There are 42,254 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 2,467 deaths.

A total of 7,292 people have been hospitalized, including 1,852 admissions to intensive care units.

Wright State:

No new updates.

June 21

Ohio:

There are 41,578 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 2,463 deaths.

A total of 7,242 people have been hospitalized, including 1,844 admissions to intensive care units.

Wright State:

No new updates.

June 20

Ohio:

There are 41,062 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 2,460 deaths.

A total of 7,201 people have been hospitalized, including 1,833 admissions to intensive care units.

Wright State:

No new updates.

June 19

Ohio:

There are 40,549 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 2,430 deaths.

A total of 7,167 people have been hospitalized, including 1,820 admissions to intensive care units.

Wright State:

No new updates.

June 18

Ohio:

There are 39,973 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 2,401 deaths.

A total of 7,104 people have been hospitalized, including 1,807 admissions to intensive care units.

Wright State:

No new updates.

June 17

Ohio:

There are 39,303 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 2,377 deaths.

A total of 7,051 people have been hospitalized, including 1,797 admissions to intensive care units.

Wright State:

No new updates.

June 16

Ohio:

There are 38,911 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 2,362 deaths.

A total of 7,007 people have been hospitalized, including 1,784 admissions to intensive care units.

Wright State:

No new updates.

June 15

Ohio:

There are 38, 536 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 2,342 deaths.

A total of 6,948 people have been hospitalized, including 1,776 admissions to intensive care units.

Wright State:

No new updates.

June 14

Ohio:

There are 38,188 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 2,327 deaths.

A total of 6,895 people have been hospitalized, including 1,762 admissions to intensive care units.

Wright State:

No new updates.

June 13

Ohio:

There are 37,893 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 2,324 deaths.

A total of 6,864 people have been hospitalized, including 1,754 admissions to intensive care units.

Wright State:

No new updates.

June 12

Ohio:

There are 37,519 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 2,280 deaths.

A total of 6,814 people have been hospitalized, including 1,745 admissions to intensive care units.

Wright State:

No new updates.

June 11

Ohio:

There are 37,120 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 2,263 deaths.

A total of 6,753 people have been hospitalized, including 1,732 admissions to intensive care units.

Wright State:

No new updates.

June 10

Ohio:

There are 36,710 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 2,231 deaths.

A total of 6,693 people have been hospitalized, including 1,714 admissions to intensive care units.

Today these facilities are permitted to open: Aquariums, art galleries, country clubs, ice skating rinks, indoor family entertainment, indoor sports facilities, laser tag facilities, movie theaters (indoors), museums, outdoor playgrounds, public recreation centers, roller skating rinks, social clubs, trampoline parks, and zoos.

Wright State:

No new updates.

June 9

Ohio:

There are 36,355 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 2,196 deaths.

A total of 6,620 people have been hospitalized, including 1,708 admissions to intensive care units.

Wright State:

No new updates.

June 8

Ohio:

There are 36,077 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 2,177 deaths.

A total of 6,550 people have been hospitalized, including 1,668 admissions to intensive care units.

Wright State:

The Student Government Association sent a survey about fall semester to all students, asking them to partake in order to gain more information about fall semester moving forward.

Click here to take the survey >>

June 7

Ohio:

There are 35,731 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 2,155 deaths.

A total of 6,497 people have been hospitalized, including 1,657 admissions to intensive care units.

Wright State:

No new updates.

June 6

Ohio:

There are 35,408 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 2,148 deaths.

A total of 6,460 people have been hospitalized, including 1,650 admissions to intensive care units.

Wright State:

No new updates.

June 5

Ohio:

There are 35,096 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 2,135 deaths.

A total of 6,385 people have been hospitalized, including 1,632 admissions to intensive care units.

Amusement parks, water parks, outdoor theaters, casinos and racinos, will be able to open on June 19, according to Mike DeWine.

Wright State:

No new updates.

June 4

Ohio:

There are 34,639 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 2,117 deaths.

A total of 6,312 people have been hospitalized, including 1,623 admissions to intensive care units.

Governor DeWine announced the reopening of several facilities on June 10. Some of the facilities include aquariums, museums and zoos.

Read the full press release here >>

Wright State:

No new updates.

June 3

Ohio:

There are 34,208 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 2,080 deaths.

A total of 6,251 people have been hospitalized, including 1,604 admissions to intensive care units.

Wright State:

No new updates.

June 2

Ohio:

There are 33,892 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 2,041 deaths.

A total of 6,176 people have been hospitalized, including 1,583 admissions to intensive care units.

Wright State:

Wright State University President Susan Edwards released a message to the community this morning with coronavirus changes and updates.

President Edwards announced a hope to make decisions about the 2020 academic school year by the end of June.

Read the full letter here >>

June 1

Ohio:

There are 33,501 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 1,993 deaths.

A total of 6,112 people have been hospitalized, including 1,569 admissions to intensive care units.

Wright State:

No new updates.

May 31

Ohio:

There are 33,073 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 1,944 deaths.

A total of 6,049 people have been hospitalized, including 1,556 admissions to intensive care units.

Wright State:

No new updates.

May 30

Ohio:

There are 32,639 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 1,938 deaths.

A total of 6,011 people have been hospitalized, including 1,548 admissions to intensive care units.

Wright State:

No new updates.

May 29

Ohio:

There are 32,202 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 1,921 deaths.

A total of 5,947 people have been hospitalized, including 1,533 admissions to intensive care units.

Wright State:

No new updates.

May 28

Ohio:

There are 31,625 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 1,888 deaths.

A total of 5,811 people have been hospitalized, including 1,516 admissions to intensive care units.

Wright State:

No new updates.

May 27

Ohio:

There are 31,191 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 1,842 deaths.

A total of 5,700 people have been hospitalized, including 1,492 admissions to intensive care units.

Wright State:

No new updates.

May 26

Ohio:

There are 30,827 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 1,803 deaths.

A total of 5,579 people have been hospitalized, including 1,450 admissions to intensive care units.

Wright State:

No new updates.

May 25

Ohio:

There are 30,305 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 1,788 deaths.

A total of 5,511 people have been hospitalized, including 1,443 admissions to intensive care units.

Wright State:

No new updates.

May 24

Ohio:

There are 29,777 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 1,769 deaths.

A total of 5,476 people have been hospitalized, including 1,438 admissions to intensive care units.

Wright State:

No new updates.

May 23

Ohio:

There are 29,288 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 1,756 deaths.

A total of 5,437 people have been hospitalized, including 1,429 admissions to intensive care units.

Wright State:

No new updates.

May 22

Ohio:

There are 28,758 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 1,691 deaths.

A total of 5,379 people have been hospitalized, including 1,416 admissions to intensive care units.

Wright State:

No new updates.

May 21

Ohio:

There are 28,174 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 1,653 deaths.

A total of 5,295 people have been hospitalized, including 1,397 admissions to intensive care units.

Wright State:

No new updates.

May 20

Ohio:

There are 27,517 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 1,603 deaths.

A total of 5,198 people have been hospitalized, including 1,369 admissions to intensive care units.

Wright State:

No new updates.

May 19

Ohio:

There are 27,106 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 1,556 deaths.

A total of 5,117 people have been hospitalized, including 1,357 admissions to intensive care units.

Governor DeWine released details of the new “Ohioans Protecting Ohioans Urgent Health Advisory” which replaces the Stay Safe Ohio order that was issued by the Ohio Department of Health on April 30, 2020.

Read the full release here >>

Wright State:

No new updates.

May 18

Ohio:

There are 26,646 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 1,504 deaths.

A total of 4,998 people have been hospitalized, including 1,328 admissions to intensive care units.

Wright State:

No new updates.

May 17

Ohio:

There are 26,220 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 1,500 deaths.

A total of 4,921 people have been hospitalized, including 1,305 admissions to intensive care units.

Wright State:

No new updates.

May 16

Ohio:

There are 25,836 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 1,457 deaths.

A total of 4,870 people have been hospitalized, including 1,300 admissions to intensive care units.

Wright State:

No new updates.

May 15

Ohio:

There are 25,349 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 1,431 deaths.

A total of 4,791 people have been hospitalized, including 1,277 admissions to intensive care units.

Wright State:

No new updates.

May 14

Ohio:

There are 24,800 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 1,388 deaths.

A total of 4,718 people have been hospitalized, including 1,268 admissions to intensive care units.

Wright State:

Wright State University will be providing a restricted time and area to allow the community to retrieve items left on campus.

Read the full story here >>

May 13

Ohio:

There are 24,245 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 1,347 deaths.

A total of 4,618 people have been hospitalized, including 1,248 admissions to intensive care units.

Wright State:

No new updates.

May 12

Ohio:

There are 23,809 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 1,303 deaths.

A total of 4,539 people have been hospitalized, including 1,232 admissions to intensive care units.

Wright State:

No new updates.

May 11

Ohio:

There are 23,400 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 1,236 deaths.

A total of 4,413 people have been hospitalized, including 1,217 admissions to intensive care units.

Wright State:

Wright State will begin issuing mass emergency financial grants totaling approximately $4.8 million to more than 5,700 students who attended in the spring 2020 semester.

Read the full story here >>

May 10

Ohio:

There are 22,891 confirmed cases if coronavirus and 1,220 deaths.

A total of 4,351 people have been hospitalized, including 1,200 admissions to intensive care units.

Wright State:

Wright State will continue to restrict access to Dayton and Lake campuses to abide by Governor Mike DeWine’s stay at home order.

Only essential employees will be allowed on campus and must abide by health and safety protocols.

Read the full email here >>

May 9

Ohio:

There are 22,560 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 1,214 deaths.

A total of 4,300 people have been hospitalized, including 1,200 admissions to intensive care units.

Wright State:

No new updates.

May 8

Ohio:

There are 21,969 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 1,185 deaths.

A total of 4,218 people have been hospitalized, including 1,188 admissions to intensive care units.

Wright State:

No new updates.

May 7

Ohio:

There are 21,132 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 1,153 deaths.

A total of 4,140 people have been hospitalized, including 1,167 admissions to intensive care units.

Restaurants and bars will be allowed to reopen outdoor dining on May 15 and dine-in service on May 21.

Personal care services such as barbershops and salons will be permitted to open on May 15.

Governor DeWine has created a detailed list of guidelines for these services to follow to ensure the safety of employees and customers.

Read the full release here >>

Wright State:

No new updates.

May 6

Ohio:

There are 20,625 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 1,114 deaths.

A total of 4,052 people have been hospitalized, including 1,151 admissions to intensive care units.

Wright State:

Wright State University (WSU) will lose $3,227,472 in state budget cuts, according to the state Office of Budget and Management (OBM).

Read the full story here >>

May 5

Ohio:

There are 20,072 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 1,038 deaths.

A total of 3,956 people have been hospitalized, including 1,123 admissions to intensive care units.

Wright State:

No new updates.

May 4

Ohio:

There are 19,609 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 975 deaths.

A total of 3,809 people have been hospitalized, including 1,090 admissions to intensive care units.

Wright State:

No new updates.

May 3

Ohio:

There are 19,094 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 957 deaths.

A total of 3,769 people have been hospitalized, including 1,078 admissions to intensive care units.

Wright State:

No new updates.

May 2

Ohio:

There are 18,537 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 940 deaths.

A total of 3,712 people have been hospitalized, including 1,066 admissions to intensive care units.

Wright State:

No new updates.

May 1

Ohio:

There are 17,962 confirmed cases of the coronavirus and 922 deaths.

A total of 3,634 people have been hospitalized, including 1,056 admissions to intensive care units.

Ohio’s Stay at Home order has been replaced with the ‘Stay Safe Ohio Order’ which includes guidelines and restrictions for the opening up of businesses and services.

Read the full release here>>

Wright State:

No new updates.

April 30

Ohio:

There are 17,285 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 898 deaths.

A total of 3,533 people have been hospitalized, including 1,035 admissions to intensive care units.

Wright State:

No new updates.

April 29

Ohio:

There are 16,601 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 856 deaths.

A total of 3,421 people have been hospitalized, including 1,014 admissions to intensive care units.

Wright State:

No new updates.

April 28

Ohio:

There are 16,128 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 757 deaths.

A total of 3,340 people have been hospitalized, including 1,004 admissions to intensive care units.

Governor DeWine announces he will not require customers to wear face coverings in retail establishments, but it is still strongly recommended.

Read the full release here>>

Wright State:

No new updates.

April 27

Ohio:

There are 15, 699 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 712 deaths.

A total of 3,232 people have been hospitalized, including 978 admissions to intensive care units.

Governor DeWine announces a plan to reopen Ohio that includes details for businesses and restaurants.

Read the full release here>>>

Wright State:

No new updates.

April 26

Ohio:

There are 15,360 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 687 deaths.

A total of 3,178 people have been hospitalized, including 952 admissions to intensive care units. 

Wright State:

No new updates.

April 25

Ohio:

There are 14,983 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 671 deaths.

A total of 3,115 people have been hospitalized, including 938 admissions to intensive care units. 

Wright State:

No new updates.

April 24

Ohio:

There are 14,581 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 649 deaths.

A total of 3,053 people have been hospitalized, including 920 admissions to intensive care units. 

Wright State:

No new updates.

April 23

Ohio:

There are 14,694 confirmed cases and probably cases of coronavirus and 656 deaths.

A total of 2,960 people have been hospitalized, including 900 admissions to intensive care units. 

Wright State:

No new updates.

April 22

Ohio:

There are 14,117 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 610 deaths.

A total of 2,882 people have been hospitalized, including 798 admissions to intensive care units. 

Wright State:

No new updates

April 21

Ohio:

There are 13,725 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 557 deaths.

A total of 2,653 people have been hospitalized, including 798 admissions to intensive care units. 

Wright State:

After the announcement of Urbana University closing, WSU launched a webpage for students to apply for transfer.

Urbana University closed due to the low enrollment from the pandemic.

April 20

Ohio:

There are 12,516 confirmed cases and possible cases of coronavirus and 491 confirmed deaths.

A total of 2,653 people have been hospitalized, including 798 admissions to intensive care units. 

Wright State:

The university announced on Monday morning that all non essential spending is frozen.

According to a communication message posted to the university website:

  • University leadership (President, Provost, Vice Presidents, Vice Provosts, and Deans) has voluntarily agreed to take a 20 percent reduction in salary.
  • Hold on all non-critical university-funded capital projects.
  • Freeze on all new contractual agreements for goods and services.
  • Elimination of all discretionary non-compensation spending.
  • Moving campus facilities into a low energy usage mode where possible.
  • Freezing all university-issued ProCards.

Read the full story here>>

The distribution will take place on Tuesday, April 21, from 10 a.m. to noon in the Nutter Center parking lot.

The Foodbank asks that families not start lining up before 9 a.m.

April 19

Ohio:

There are 11,292 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 453 deaths.

A total of 2,565 people have been hospitalized, including 765 admissions to intensive care units. 

Wright State:

The distribution will take place on Tuesday, April 21, from 10 a.m. to noon in the Nutter Center parking lot.

The Foodbank asks that families not start lining up before 9 a.m.

April 18

Ohio:

There are 9,939 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 434 deaths.

A total of 2,519 people have been hospitalized, including 760 admissions to intensive care units. 

Wright State:

The distribution will take place on Tuesday, April 21, from 10 a.m. to noon in the Nutter Center parking lot.

The Foodbank asks that families not start lining up before 9 a.m.

April 17

Ohio:

There are 9,107 confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus and 418 confirmed and probable deaths.

A total of 2,424 people have been hospitalized, including 740 admissions to intensive care units.

Comprehensive testing of inmates has begun at Marion Correctional Institution, Pickaway Correctional Institution, and Franklin Medical Center.

Ohio is believed to be the first and only state in the country to conduct comprehensive testing in a state prison setting.

Read the full release here>>

Wright State:

No new updates today.

April 16

Ohio:

There are 8,414 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 389 confirmed and probable deaths.

A total of 2,331 people have been hospitalized, including 707 admissions to intensive care units. 

DeWine announced today that on May 1, the state could begin a phased-in reopening of the state economy. 

The plan will be fact-driven over a long period of time to minimize the health risk to business owners, employees, and their customers. 

Read the full release here>>

Wright State:

No new updates today.

April 15

Ohio:

There are 7,628 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 361 deaths.

A total of 2,237 people have been hospitalized, including 677 admissions to intensive care units. 

Wright State:

No new updates today.

April 14

Ohio:

There are 7,153 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 324 deaths.

A total of 2,156 people have been hospitalized, including 654 admissions to intensive care units. 

Wright State:

According to President Sue Edwards WebeX q&a, enrollment is down 17 percent for the summer courses and 13 percent for fall semester.

April 13

Ohio:

There are 6,881 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 274 deaths.

A total of 2,033 people have been hospitalized, including 613 admissions to intensive care units. 

Wright State:

The president will host her weekly Q & A WebEx on Tuesday at 2 – 3 p.m.

The link to join can be found here: Sue Edwards’ Personal Room. You can also participate by phone: dial 1-415-655-0003; then enter access code: 478 215 842.

April 12

Ohio:

There are 6,518 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 248 deaths.

A total of 1,948 people have been hospitalized, including 595 admissions to intensive care units. 

Wright State:

There are no updates at this time.

April 11

Ohio:

There are 6,187 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 247 deaths.

A total of 1,859 people have been hospitalized.

Wright State:

There are no updates at this time.

April 10

Ohio:

There are 5,836 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 231 deaths.

A total of 1,775 people have been hospitalized, including 548 admissions to intensive care units. 

Wright State:

There are no updates at this time.

April 9

Ohio:

There are 5,512 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 213 deaths.

A total of 1,612 people have been hospitalized, including 497 admissions to intensive care units.

Governor DeWine announced that through the Ohio Manufacturing Alliance, 19 manufacturers have partnered with three hospital groups to begin large scale production of face shields. Over the next five weeks, 750,000 to 1 million face shields will be added to the Ohio Department of Health stockpile.

Read the full release here>>

Wright State

The university announced the refunding meal plans, parking passes and giving credit for housing.

Residence Life and Housing will receive prorated refunds covering the period of March 23 (the deadline students were given to leave campus housing) to April 30.

Students with residential meal plans will receive refunds for meal swipes for March 23 to April 30.

Dining dollars that normally would have expired at the end of spring 2020 will continue to be valid until the end of spring 2021.

Students will receive a prorated credit for parking permits that can be applied to the cost of a future parking pass for the 2020-21 academic year.

The amount of the prorated credit will be based on the type of pass each student purchased for the spring 2020 semester.

The parking permit credit will be calculated using a seven-week proration, from March 16 to April 30.

Read the full story here>>

April 8

Ohio:

There are 5,148 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 193 deaths.

A total of 1,495 people have been hospitalized, including 472 admissions to intensive care units. 

Wright State:

Graduate students now have the option to to convert any course grade to Pass/Unsatisfactory. This option is offered for those that get less than a C.

The grade change does not apply to A-term courses, nor to Flex-term courses completed before March 9 according to the university website.

Courses in the M.D. or Psy.D. degree programs also are not covered by this option.

April 7

Ohio:

There are 4,782 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Ohio and 167 deaths.

A total of 1,354 people have been hospitalized, including 417 admissions to intensive care units. 

The Ohio Liquor Control Commission passed an emergency rule to allow establishments with an existing on-premises liquor permit to sell and deliver alcohol, including high-proof liquor in limited quantity, for off-premises consumption.

Under the rule, patrons can purchase no more than two drinks per meal.  All drinks must be closed and remain closed during transport as per the open container law cited in ORC 4301.01(B)(6). Drinks cannot contain more than two ounces of spirituous liquor per container.

According to the release this will go into effect for the next 120 days.

A new office has been developed within the Ohio Development Services Agency to better coordinate Ohio’s efforts to identify and provide support for Ohio’s nearly 950,000 small businesses.

A total of 141 inmates in Ohio’s prisons are candidates for early release.

Those that are candidates are over the age 60 and were not convicted of serious crimes.

Due to these individuals’ medical vulnerability and other factors, Gov. DeWine is asking judges and prosecutors associated with these cases to waive the required 60 days’ notice so that these cases can move straight to the parole board. 

In determining which inmates may qualify for early release, inmates were disqualified if they:

  • Were convicted of serious charges such as sex offenses, homicide-related offenses, kidnapping, abduction, ethnic intimidation, making terroristic threats, or domestic violence
  • Had been denied judicial release in the past
  • Have a prior incarceration in Ohio
  • Are an inter-state offender
  • Have active warrants or detainers
  • Have had a serious prison rule violation in the last 5 years

The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services stated those that did not receive maximum monthly amount for household through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) in March, will be issued an additional payment beginning this week. 

They can also pick up food from their local food bank.

Read the full release here>>

Wright State:

No new updates.

April 6

Ohio:

There are 4,450 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ohio and 142 deaths.

A total of 1,214 people have been hospitalized, including 371 admissions to intensive care units.

In order to meet the demand for a potential surge, these sites have been selected for considerations:

  1. Seagate Convention Center, Lucas County
  2. Case Western University’s Health Education Campus, Cuyahoga County
  3. Dayton Convention Center, Montgomery County
  4. Covelli Convention Center, Mahoning County
  5. Duke Energy Convention Center, Hamilton County
  6. Greater Columbus Convention Center, Franklin County

Gov. DeWine stated the Ohio National Guard will assist federal authorities in the Elkton Federal Correctional Institution in Columbiana County where seven inmates have tested positive for COVID-19, and three inmates have died from the disease.

The extension and additions to the stay at home order go into affect at midnight.

Read the full release here>>

Wright State:

Students can now apply to the Wright State Student Emergency Relief Campaign.

Applications can be found at this link: applying for assistance from the Katie Deedrick Student Support Fund.

This one-time support to eligible Wright State students currently enrolled at the Dayton or Lake campuses with demonstrated financial need.

April 5

Ohio:

There are 4,043 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 119 deaths.

A total of 1,104 people have been hospitalized, including 346 admissions to intensive care units. 

Wright State:

No new updates.

April 4

Ohio:

There are 3,739 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 102 deaths.

A total of 1,006 people have been hospitalized, including 326 admissions to intensive care units. 

Ohioans are asked to begin using masks.

Read the full release here>>

Wright State:

No new updates.

April 3

Ohio:

There are 3,312 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 91 deaths.

A total of 895 people have been hospitalized, including 288 admissions to intensive care units. 

Gov. DeWine announced that he will recommend the early release of 38 prison inmates.

View the full release here>>

Wright State:

President of the university, Sue Edwards, emails campus community with weekly WebEx meetings for questions. The times and dates are:

Every Tuesday from April 7 to May 5, from 2 to 3 p.m.

Every Thursday from April 9 to April 23, from 11 a.m. to noon

Via: Join the discussion at Sue Edwards’s Personal Room.

April 2

Ohio:

There are 2,902 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 81 deaths.

A total of 802 people have been hospitalized, including 260 admissions to intensive care units. 

Gov. DeWine has extended the stay at home order through May 1.

View the full order>>

According to the release the new order includes:

  • The creation of a dispute resolution process for situations where two local health departments have come to a different conclusion on what is or is not an essential business. 
  • The requirement that essential businesses determine and enforce a maximum number of customers allowed in a store at one time.  These businesses must ensure that people waiting to enter the stores maintain safe social distancing.
  • Direction that travelers arriving to Ohio should self-quarantine for 14 days. Exceptions include persons who live and work in trans-border areas, heath care workers, public health workers, public safety workers, transportation workers and designated essential workers. Visitors are instructed not to travel to Ohio if they are displaying symptoms, excepting in certain circumstances for medical care. 
  • The mandate that wedding receptions be limited to no more than 10 people.
  • A clarification to close campgrounds with the exception where a camper or recreational vehicle in a campground serves as a citizen’s permanent residence and they are unable to secure safe alternative housing.
  • The requirement that public swimming pools and swimming pools at private clubs or housing complexes close to prevent transmission of COVID-19.  This does not apply to private residential pools. 
  • The clarification that retail garden centers can remain open but should determine and enforce a reduced capacity to keep customers and employees safe.
  • The closure of day camps for children.
  • The prohibition of organized youth and adult sports. 
  • The clarification that fishing is permitted if proper social distancing is practiced.

View the full release here>>

Wright State:

Raider Food Pantry to offer gift cards as services are limited during this time.

125 students will receive a gift card service each month.  

If more than 125 students apply, applicants will be chosen at random. Students who did not get chosen during the first drawing will automatically be placed in the next month’s drawing. 

Please apply here: Food Gift Card Application

April 1

Ohio:

There are 2,547 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 65 deaths.

A total of 679 people have been hospitalized, including 222 admissions to intensive care units. 

Gov. DeWine signs executive order to protect businesses and add leniency to rent costs. The order asks lenders and landlords across Ohio to work with small businesses and suspend payments for at least 90 days in an effort to avoid foreclosures.  

FEMA will begin providing grants to local and state governments.

Those receiving SNAP benefits will be able to shop online, pick up their groceries in their cars, and swipe their EBT cards from their vehicles without entering the store.

Department of Health Director, Dr. Amy Acton signed an order to centralize COVID-19 testing to be sent to certain labs for a quicker turn around of results.

DeWine established the Ohio Manufacturing Alliance to Fight COVID-19. 

Click here to read the full release>>

Wright State:

Wright State Nutter Center will be converted into a hospital by the National Guard.

University president, Sue Edwards hosts first online forum.

In the forum the president stated that students will know more about housing next week. State will reduce funding and the budget is being re-evaluated.

Edwards reminded those in the forum, “we are all in this together.”

March 31

Ohio:

There are 2,199 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 55 deaths.

A total of 585 people have been hospitalized, including 198 admissions to intensive care units.

Wright State:

Peer Success Program launched by the Student Retention Team.

Students can now apply for a buddy program to ensure they are staying on track. Students interested in joining the Peer Success Program can apply by completing this online form.

The Division I Council voted to give each individual school the ability to give spring-sport athletes an extension of eligibility.

Read the full story here>>


March 30

Ohio:

There are 1,933 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 39 deaths.

A total of 475 people have been hospitalized, including 163 admissions to intensive care units.

Gov. DeWine established a task force team for homeless population and business advisory group.

The Coalition on Housing and Homelessness in Ohio, the Ohio Chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, and Ohio Recovery Housing are working as part of this team to provide localized guidelines for these shelters.

K through 12 schools will remain closed through May 1.

View the full release here>>

Wright State:

In a communication email sent to the campus community, summer courses will be offered remotely.

Summer A term and C term (full semester) begin May 11. Summer B term begins June 22. Registration for summer courses is ongoing through WINGS Express. Courses in all three terms will be delivered remotely, with the exceptions noted above.

Read the full story here>>

University extends deadline for student trustee applications.

Students interested in serving as a student on the Board of Trustees now have until Friday, April 10, by 5 p.m. to apply.


March 29

Ohio:

There are currently 1,653 confirmed cases in the state of Ohio with 403 hospitalizations and 29 deaths.

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Lt. Governor Jon Husted today expressed deep disappointment in the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) decision to limit the use of new technology to sterilize desperately-needed surgical masks in Ohio and other parts of the United States. 

The FDA has authorized Columbus-based Battelle to sterilize only 10,000 surgical masks in Ohio each day, despite their ability to sterilize up to 160,000 masks per day in Ohio alone. 

View the full release here>>

Wright State:

No updates at this time.


March 28

Ohio:

There are 1,406 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ohio and 25 deaths.

A total of 344 people have been hospitalized, including 123 admissions to intensive care units.

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine today made an urgent plea to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to issue an emergency waiver for the use of new technology that could sterilize up to 160,000 used personal protective face masks per day in Ohio. 

View the full release here>>

Wright State:

No updates at this time.


March 27

Ohio:

There are 1,137 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ohio and 19 deaths. A total of 276 people have been hospitalized, including 107 admissions to intensive care units.

House Bill 197 is signed.

The bill includes:

  • Waives state testing requirements for school children this year.
  • Extends professional licenses for those who cannot get them renewed.
  • Allows local governments to hold public meetings remotely and with transparency.
  • Extends the income tax deadline to July 15, 2020. 
  • Extends absentee voting by mail until April 28, 2020. 
  • Provides funding for small businesses, such as day cares and services for the disabled.   

For the full release>>

Wright State:

Students registered for the summer 2020 semester will not have their class registrations automatically dropped for incomplete or non-payment of fees on April 20.


March 26

Ohio:

There are 867 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ohio and 15 deaths. A total of 223 people have been hospitalized, including 91 admissions to intensive care units.

Ohio Governor DeWine, Lt. Governor Husted, and Dr. Amy Acton, today continued to remind Ohioans of the oncoming shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE) such as masks, goggles, gloves, gowns and face shields for healthcare workers and first responders.

View the full release here>>

Wright State:

Last week some 300 members of the Ohio National Guard were activated. There are approximately 110 students in the guard/reserve that are enrolled at Wright State University, and about 40 who are on active duty.

At least one Wright State student has been activated so far, and that number could rise.


March 25

Ohio:

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine issued the following statement after the Ohio General Assembly passed House Bill 197, which will enact numerous provisions to assist with the COVID-19 pandemic.

View the full release here>>

Wright State:

University now offering students the option to receive a pass/unsatisfactory grade for any and all spring semester courses in light of the coronavirus pandemic.  

In a campus-wide email sent out today, Dr. Douglas Leaman, interim provost of Wright State University, recognized the concerns of many students regarding grades and disruptions to coursework due to the evolving coronavirus pandemic.

In the same effort to assuage student stress, the deadline to withdraw from any spring semester course has also been postponed three weeks until April 17, according to the email. 

Read full story here>>


March 24

Ohio:

No updates.

Wright State:

Amid coronavirus concerns, all sports events and mass gatherings have been cancelled, including the National Invitation Tournament 2020 (NIT). 

Following Ohio Governor Mike Dewine’s progressive approach to battling the coronavirus, the Horizon League and NCAA officials have decided to suspend all league-sponsored sport competitions. 

View the full story here>>

Wright State Residence Life and Housing sends a second email requesting students to move out of housing.

Students have the opportunity to appeal by Wednesday 25 at 5 p.m.

Students have until the weekend to move out.


March 23

Ohio:

There are 442 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ohio and six deaths. A total of 104 people are hospitalized.

View the full release here>>

Wright State:

Two officials from the collegiate officiating consortium tested positive for coronavirus after officiating a men’s basketball game between WSU and UIC on March 9. 

View the full story here>>

President of WSU Sue Edwards sends a video message.

View the full story here>>


March 22

Ohio:

Governor DeWine, Lt. Governor Jon Husted, and Ohio Department of Health Director Amy Acton, M.D. MPH, today announced that Ohio will be under a “Stay at Home” order.

Beginning on Thursday, March 26, 2020, all operating child care centers in Ohio must do so under a Temporary Pandemic Child Care license and limit six children per room.

Ohio State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy passed a rule related to prescribing chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine for purposes of COVID-19. 

There are now two deaths, 351 confirmed cases of coronavirus, and total of 83 people are hospitalized.

View the full release and order here>>

Wright State:

No new updates.


March 21

Ohio:

Governor DeWine is ordering all adult day support and vocational habilitation services for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities to temporarily stop providing services in settings of more than 10 people. 

There are 247 confirmed cases of coroanvirus in Ohio and three deaths.

A total of 58 people are hospitalized. Dr. Acton warned that this data is not reflective of the true extent of the virus in Ohio.

View the full release here>>

Wright State:

No new updates.


March 20

Ohio:

First coronavirus death reported.

There are currently 169 confirmed cases of coronavirus with 39 hospitalizations.

Gov. DeWine and Ohio Department of Health Director Amy Acton announced today that all of Ohio’s senior centers and adult day care services to stop providing care in congregate care settings. 

The Ohio Department of Insurance is issuing an order for insurers in Ohio to allow employers to offer employees a grace period for insurance premiums.

Governor DeWine also issued a warning today to business owners who are not complying with orders to take steps to protect employees from the spread of the virus.

View the full release here>>

Wright State:

The university will fully transition to remote operations for faculty and staff, starting on March 24 and remaining in effect until further notice.

Senior administration remains onsite and available to campus and the community.

Wright State Police will be monitoring and securing the campus during this time, and individuals arriving on campus may be asked for identification to confirm they are essential personnel.

According to a campus life communications email sent on Mar. 20, the Wright State University Foundation has enacted the Wright State Student Emergency Relief Campaign.

The campaign is dedicated to coming to the aid of students during the coronavirus pandemic.

The campaign will include emergency relief-related funds that will benefit students impacted with obstacles pertaining to food, housing, lost wages, mental health as well as financial and educational challenges.

For more on the campaign and how to donate>>


March 19

Ohio:

Governor DeWine and Lt. Governor Jon Husted today announced that the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has approved their request to allow small businesses and nonprofits in Ohio to apply for low-interest, long-term loans of up to $2 million through the SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan program.

DeWine today announced that he has signed an executive order to expand and enhance telehealth options for Ohio Medicaid recipients and their providers amid the coronavirus outbreak. 

There are currently 119 confirmed cases of coronavirus, of these cases, 33 individuals are hospitalized. 

Read the full release here>>

Wright State:

There were no updates given.


March 18

Ohio:

There are currently 88 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in 19 Ohio counties. There are 26 hospitalized.

Governor DeWine and Ohio Department of Health Director Amy Acton, announced today that the Department of Health is ordering the temporary closure of Ohio’s barbershops, hair salons, nail salons, and tattoo parlors.

There will also be a temporary closure of most of Ohio’s Bureau of Motor Vehicle (BMV) deputy registrar locations and BMV driver examination stations.

Ohio National Guard will be activated throughout the coming days to assist in building treatment facilities and delivering food.

Read the full release here>>

Wright State:

Wright State University’s Employee Assistance Program, offers confidential support for all employees—regardless of benefit eligibility.

Additionally, all members of an employee’s household, employee’s dependents (in and away from home), as well as parents/parents-in-law are eligible to use any of the IMPACT services at no cost.

Found here: myimpactsolution.com 

The March 28 ArtsGala has been cancelled.

Although the event is cancelled this year, money will still be raised for the scholarship fund through patrons and sponsors.

Read the full story here>>

Starting Wednesday and continuing until May 1, the university is setting temporary restrictions on human subject research.

During this time, no undergraduate or graduate student is to be on campus to conduct research, and research laboratories could be completely shut down without notice.

If graduate students must continue their research in pursuit of their degree, they can contact the Dean of their specific College to submit an exemption request.

Read the full story here>>

Counseling and Wellness Services will remain open 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday with limitations.

In-person mental health services will no longer be provided to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

Beginning Monday, March 23 through Tuesday, March 31 the Raider Food Pantry will close.

The Student Health Insurance office and Student Advocacy and Wellness will be working remotely from this time.

Read the full story here>>


March 17

Ohio:

Governor DeWine and Ohio Department of Health Director Amy Acton request the cancellation and postponement of elective surgeries.

There are currently 67 confirmed cases of coronavirus in the state, 17 of these individuals are hospitalized.

Child care is being established for essential personal.

Read the full release here>>

Wright State:

Campus bookstore closes, in order to limit face-to-face contact and protect the safety of the employees and customers.

Read the full story here>>

Graduation postponed until further notice, no new date set.

Read the full story here>>


March 16

Ohio:

The governor asked any type of entertainment businesses to close such as trampoline parks, bowling alleys, indoor water parks and movie theatres.

Gyms and fitness centers will also be asked to close after today.

During the press conference, residents will have an extension to voting until June 2.

The governor suspended in-person voting ahead of Tuesday’s polls opening.

Read the full story here>>

Wright State:

Student Government President, Ivan Mallett, signed an executive order to move SGA elections to the fall 2020 semester.

Read the full story here>>

Dunbar Library announces the closure of its building but will continue to provide services remotely.

Wright State University housing located on the Dayton Campus and Lake Campus will close at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 20.

The university is conscious and mindful of our students who may need to remain in on-campus housing. We ask those students to please complete the following forms:

Dayton Campus: wsureslife.forms-db.com/view.php?id=72071

Lake Campus: wsureslife.forms-db.com/view.php?id=73453

Read the full story here>>


March 15

Ohio:

On Sunday, Governor Mike DeWine announced the closure and limited business of restaurants and bars ahead of St. Patricks Day celebrations.

Effective at 9 p.m. Sunday night locations will begin to close.

According to the Department of Health there are currently 350 people under investigation and 37 confirmed cases of coronavirus.

Read the full story here>>

Wright State:

Cleveland State head coach tests positive for coronavirus nearly two weeks after CSU plays at Nutter Center.

Read the full story here>>

Student Success moves services fully online.

Students that need tutoring services will utilize Blackboard Collaborate Ultra, including Math Learning Center and Writing Center.

The two centers will also be available by email.

According to the university webpage, students that need placement testing can do so remotely.

Read the full story here>>

Those that do not have a personal computer can still access the Dunbar Library during this time.

Dunbar Library hours are:

Monday through Thursday: 7:30 a.m. to 12 a.m.

Friday: 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Saturday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Sunday: 1 p.m. to 12 a.m.

‘Ask a Librarian’ hours will be:

Monday through Thursday: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Read the full story here>>


March 14

Ohio:

Ohio now has 26 confirmed cases of coronavirus, seven people are hospitalized.

Visitation in behavioral health hospitals limited to video.

Exceptions given to visiting nursing and assisted living facilities for clergies and those in end of life care.

Read the full release here>>

Wright State:

There are currently no updates.


March 13

Ohio:

There are now 13 cases of coronavirus confirmed.

Waivers have been created for students in k-12 who depend on breakfast and lunches provided by schools.

Schools will be permitted to provide every child under 18 with “grab and go” meals to ensure that no child goes hungry during the course of Governor DeWine’s order to close schools.

View the full release here>>

Wright State:

Communication email is sent notifying students that housing will remain open.

“Students may choose whether to continue to live on campus or move out. We also have a number of students who rely on the services provided by Residence Life and Housing and we want to continue to be supportive of those students,” according to the email by Interim Provost, Douglas Leaman.

According to the email, the study abroad is suspended for those that were planning to leave before May.

“We have extended the last day for students to drop Spring 2020, B Term classes and receive a 100 percent refund to Friday, March 20 (from March 13). Please note that this is for B term classes only,” Leaman said.

All events and meetings have been cancelled and prohibited.

However, small groups need to meet for a critical reason, it was asked to include maintaining a six-foot distance between one another.

Read the full story here>>


March 12

Ohio:

There are now five cases of coronavirus in the State of Ohio.

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine bans mass gatherings of 100+ people in Ohio.

According to the order, mass gatherings are defined as any event or convening that brings together 100 or more persons in a single room or single space at the same time such as an auditorium, stadium, arena, large conference room, meeting hall, theater, or any other confined indoor or outdoor space.”

Exceptions to this order include:

Airports, bus and train stations, medical facilities, libraries, shopping malls and centers, or other spaces where 100 or more persons may be in transit.

It also does not include typical office environments, schools, restaurants, factories, or retail/grocery stores where large numbers of people are present, but it is unusual for them to be within arm’s length of one another.

Nursing home and assisted living facilities will no longer allow visitors.

Read the full order here>>

Wright State:

Students are asked to contact professors or instructors by email.

Resources still available on campus:

The final day to withdraw from classes has been extended to Friday, March 27.

This is the last day you can withdraw from your courses with a “W” only grade.

Because classes are resuming Monday, March 16, automatic refunds will not be given. Students who want a refund can go through the petition process.

Read the full story here>>


March 11

Ohio:

Fourth case of coronavirus confirmed in Ohio, this person is considered first in ‘community spread,’ this is because the patient had no contact to other cases.

Gov. DeWine limits nursing home and assisted living to one vistor per patient per day.

View the full release here>>

Wright State:

Interim Provost Douglas Leaman spoke at the Student Government Association (SGA) meeting. The Q&A style discussion was to address concerns by students regarding the current state of the university.

The takeaways:

  • All university-sponsored air travel as of right now is on hold.
  • The university is not administrating the test; students who feel as if they have symptoms that they will be sent to a testing facility. The number of tests in Ohio is still limited.
  • Student employees should plan to work as usual. We are going to try to keep the paychecks steady. The intention is to keep the employment as is.

Read the full story from the meeting here>>


March 10

Ohio:

Ohio Gov. DeWine and Ohio Department of Health Director Amy Acton, calls for postponement and cancellation of large gatherings in Ohio.

DeWine also called for universities and colleges to consider remote learning and closing k through 12 schools.

Other forms of large events such as athletics were asked to be held without spectators.

Read the full release here>>

Wright State:

At 5 p.m. today, WSU President Sue Edwards announced moving all in-person courses to online as of March 16.

All official university events, receptions, gatherings, and student activities are suspended until further notice.

Any face-to-face classes scheduled to meet for the rest of this week are suspended as of midnight tonight, March 10. 

The University Center for International Education will make a determination by March 20 on which international programs may be cancelled for the summer term, according to letter from Interim Provost Leaman. 

Read the full story here>>


March 9

Three cases of coronavirus have now been confirmed in the state of Ohio as of March 9. An additional five cases are under investigation.

The three individuals live in Cuyahoga County and have had known contact with those with confirmed diagnoses of coronavirus. Each of the individuals is in their 50s.

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine signs a state of emergency.

In addition, DeWine partially activated the state Emergency Operations Center at 1:00 p.m. today.

View the full release by the governor’s office here>>

Ohio State University is the first Ohio school to announce remote learning.


More information breakdown: