We've seen COVID-19 spread in nursing homes, schools, offices and this time, the halls of The Ohio Statehouse. Recently, three Ohio lawmakers have tested positive for COVID-19.
It's not the first time state lawmaker has tested positive, as State Representative Stephanie Howse was the first to announce that back in July.
It was also announced yesterday that the Ohio House of Representatives is cancelling it's sessions for today and tomorrow. But House Republicans say it's because of a scheduling conflict, not because of the positive COVID cases.
While the coronavirus is affected the Ohio legislature, the unbridled spread across the rest of the state continues to send record numbers of individuals into our healthcare facilities.
Yesterday, Ohio posted over 25,000 new COVID-19 cases but with the caveat that many of those are due to backlogged cases, and complications in various types of tests, regardless, we still saw 81 new recorded deaths, and 657 new hospitalizations.
As these latest pandemic storylines unfold, Governor Mike DeWine extends Ohio's overnight curfew and keeps other measures on the table.
This hour of The Sound of Ideas begins with the latest from The Statehouse in Columbus.
Later on, a conversation with Susan Kaeser. She has a new book titled "Resisting Segregation: Cleveland Heights Activists Shape Their Community 1964 - 1976".
We'll talk about to fight for racial integration in that community.
- Karen Kasler, Bureau Chief, Ohio Public Radio and TV Statehouse News Bureau
- Susan Kaeser, author, "Resisting Segregation: Cleveland Heights Activists Shape Their Community 1964 - 1976"