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Ohio Governor Mike DeWine will sign an Executive Order directing the closure of the Senior Citizens Centers and Senior Citizen’s Day Care centers to check the spread of the corona virus in the state, just as he confirmed the first COVID-19 related death in Ohio.
“It is significant risk for anyone to be in a group setting. That certainly includes our senior citizens’ setting. These centers will close on Monday, March 23, 2020 at the close of business,” said Governor Mike DeWine.
“I am assured that each of these senior citizen’s centers has taken care to make sure that the feeding programs, that citizens gathered together for lunch, that these same seniors will be able to get their food and will be delivered to their homes.”
“I am grateful for everyone that volunteered, that is working hard to make this possible. Other services that can be provided by the senior citizen’s centers can still be provided and we hope can be provided. Transportation is so very important. They provide transport for seniors. We hope that those will be able to continue.”
On Senior Citizen Day Care centers, Governor DeWine said, “our grave concern is about the danger of those seniors being together in the spread of the virus. This will also be closing on Monday. The seniors will continue to get services in a different setting.”
“I want to thank the businesses in the state that have gone out of their way, to do everything they could to comply with the best safety precautions separating people, making sure there are sanitizers everywhere, making sure when that employer comes in and there is a discussion of how he is feeling.
“I thank the businesses for what they are doing every day in saving lives.”
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