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Before outbreak, infected House GOP lawmaker skirted COVID-19 guidelines

BY: - December 10, 2020

A Republican member of the Ohio House of Representatives who contracted COVID-19 skirted public health guidance, potentially exposing fellow lawmakers and staff to the new coronavirus that causes the disease. Democratic members and staff, meanwhile, say they were never informed of Rep. Stephen Hambley’s positive diagnosis, despite his appearances at floor sessions and committee hearings […]

More than 200 COVID-19 cases at Dole plant; trilingual contact tracing effort underway

BY: - June 17, 2020

Mass testing at a Clark County food plant Saturday revealed more than 200 COVID-19 infections among employees. Complicating the response, about half the Dole Food Company employees only speak Spanish, and another 25% only speak Haitian-Creole, requiring a mix of translators and bilingual contact tracers, according to Emma Smales, a spokeswoman for the Clark County […]