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Governor Dewine Changes Guidance to In-Person School


OHIO – Governor Dewine says that they are changing guidance to how the schools handle COVID-19 exposures.

“Because of the data we now have, we’re changing our guidance and are no longer recommending that students who have been exposed to another COVID+ student quarantine – as long as all students have been wearing masks and the exposure took place in a classroom setting,” said Dewine.

Before the change in this mandate children exposed to a positive case quarantined from school and at home for 14 days.

Dewine says this is another step in trying to keep kids in classrooms. Dewine mentioned the need for kids to socialize, that in classroom is good for children’s mental health, and children in poverty this is a place for those children to get a good balanced meal.

Circleville City schools announced today Wednesday December 30th that they will continue in school learning Monday through Thursday on Monday January 1, 2020.

As of 3:00 p.m. today, Tuesday, December 29, 2020 there is a total of 614,031 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Ohio and 7,903 deaths. Currently there are 5,564 confirmed positive COVID-19 cases in Pickaway County, 2,622 being inmates, leaving 2,942 local residents who have tested positive. There are 680 active local resident cases with 15 hospitalized. There are a total of 69 deaths, 37 being inmates and 32 community deaths.