rural Ohio

This rural county in Ohio has a COVID-19 case rate of zero

BY: - June 7, 2021

Vinton County in rural Southeast Ohio was the last county in the state to record a positive case of COVID-19. It also appears to be the first without any cases remaining — at least for the time being. The sparsely-populated Vinton County has not been as hard hit by the pandemic as in other places […]


In rural America, resentment over COVID-19 shutdowns is colliding with rising case numbers

BY: and - October 27, 2020

As COVID-19 spreads through rural America, new infection numbers are rising to peaks not seen during this pandemic and pushing hospitals to their limits. Many towns are experiencing their first major outbreaks, but that doesn’t mean rural communities had previously been spared the devastating impacts of the pandemic. Infection rates in rural and frontier communities […]