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August 12, 2020

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Prevention Awareness Support Services cancels annual suicide awareness walk

As the result of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the decision has been made to cancel the annual suicide awareness and prevention walks held in September.

The unknown impact of increased community spread combined with distancing and hygiene requirements make it difficult to plan and responsibly hold the events.

“As a prevention agency, we are mindful of our need to support public health efforts that ensure both physical and mental wellness for our community” said Rick Skilliter, executive director of Prevention Awareness Support Services.

Read the 6-page order regarding Ohio statewide facial coverings.

On Thursday, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine signed a six-page order from the Ohio Department of Health Interim Director Lance Himes regarding statewide facial coverings.

The order states that all persons in Ohio shall wear facial covering and spells out the situations applying and not-applying to these orders.


School board holds special meeting to consider restart policy procedures

Ada school board will hold a special meeting at 6 p.m. Monday, July 27, according to Meri Skillier, superintendent.

The purpose of the meeting is to consider a policy on school restart procedures for the 2020-21 school year.

ONU HealthWise brings mobile vaccine clinic to Ada school

Students in grades Kindergarten, 7th, and 12th have required immunizations


ONU Healthwise has partnered with the Hardin County Health Department to bring a mobile clinic to Ada school for a vaccine clinic in August.

The ONU mobile clinic will administer the appropriate vaccines to students with private or Ohio government insurance coverage for vaccines. 

The scheduled clinic date is Tuesday, Aug. 11, from 2-4 p.m. Students in grades Kindergarten, 7th, and 12th have required immunizations.

Governor issues statewide mask order

"We believe that requiring masks statewide will make a significant difference and will be key to making sure other counties do not progress to a higher level of increased spread."

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Lt. Governor Jon Husted today provided the following updates on Ohio's response to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Governor DeWine announced that beginning on Thursday, July 23, at 6 p.m., a statewide mask mandate will go into effect for citizens living in all 88 Ohio counties. 

Health Department: "Several people were potentially exposed"

It is anticipated that the business will re-open safely at the end of 14 days

Several people were potentially exposed to the COVID virus during a grand opening event in Ada on Monday, July 20, according to a news release from the Kenton-Hardin Health Department, released Wednesday afternoon.

The news release follows:

The management of the business has voluntarily closed their business to accommodate quarantine of staff and to conduct appropriate cleaning of the facility.

Kenton-Hardin Health Department commends the decisions of the business operator in the wake of the unfortunate potential COVID virus exposure. It is anticipated that the business will re-open safely at the end of 14 days.