Alternative medical sites are now being considered for patients who have the coronavirus disease.
One of them might be the International Exposition Center, better known as the I-X Center, on Cleveland’s west side near Hopkins Airport, according to sources.
The I-X Center is now being evaluated as “an alternate medical facility” to help treat COVID-19 cases.
It is also now available as a lot of events have been cancelled due to the disease, and the state’s order that bans large gatherings.
From WJW Fox 8 News Cleveland:
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Ohio National Guard were at the center Monday morning. They are planning to evaluate three sites in Northeast Ohio.
Availability for patients is about to stretch thin at hospitals, and opening up temporary medical facilities has already taken place in other states.
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Article Courtesy of WJW Fox 8 News Cleveland
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Everything You Can and Cannot Do During Ohio's Stay Home Order
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#StayHomeOhio: It does permit exceptions to staying home. Common sense exceptions: leaving for health and safety, for necessary supplies and services, for outdoor activity (walking your dog, going to a park -- although playgrounds are closed).— Governor Mike DeWine (@GovMikeDeWine) March 22, 2020
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The orders can be enforced by the local health departments and local law enforcement. It will go into effect at 11:59 tomorrow and stay in effect until April 6. We'll reassess then. #StayHomeOhio— Governor Mike DeWine (@GovMikeDeWine) March 22, 2020
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All childcare centers, beginning on Thursday, must operate under a Temporary Pandemic Child Care license. We will also go down to a maximum of six children per room. This is a dramatic change, but it's necessary to minimize the risk to these kids. #COVID19OhioReady— Governor Mike DeWine (@GovMikeDeWine) March 22, 2020
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Daycare: The number of kids in daycare has gone down dramatically. At the beginning of this, there were 117,000 kids in daycare subsidized by #Ohio. That number has gone down to 17,000. We don't have good numbers on private daycares.— Governor Mike DeWine (@GovMikeDeWine) March 22, 2020
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The order also says that:— Governor Mike DeWine (@GovMikeDeWine) March 22, 2020
Ratios of one teacher to no more than six children.
Limit use of shared space - If shared space is used, it must have a rigorous cleaning schedule.
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Eating out: Carryout is still ok. We advise people to do #SocialDistancing, but they can still pick up food.— Governor Mike DeWine (@GovMikeDeWine) March 22, 2020
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Again -- this is an order, but it's a reasonable order that is consistent with what has to be done. If everyone cooperates we'll save a lot of lives. The healthcare system won't get overwhelmed. Use common sense. #COVID19OhioReady— Governor Mike DeWine (@GovMikeDeWine) March 22, 2020
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In the future, we'll talk a lot about #PPE. We are maximizing what we have, and we're working with the federal government to get more, but we have a number of businesses in #Ohio that are working to make #PPE for us.— Governor Mike DeWine (@GovMikeDeWine) March 22, 2020
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Confirmed Cases: 351— Governor Mike DeWine (@GovMikeDeWine) March 22, 2020
Illness onset date range: 02/07/20 – 03/22/20
Age range: 1-93 years, median 51 years
Sex: 159 females, 192 males
Deaths: 3 (Cuyahoga, Erie, Lucas)
Counties with cases: 40 @DrAmyActon: This is just the tip of the iceberg.
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We don't look to see a bunch of people arrested. This is not what we want to accomplish. By doing the #StayHome health order, we can convey the seriousness of this. The businesses that stay open must figure out how to follow these guidelines.— Governor Mike DeWine (@GovMikeDeWine) March 22, 2020
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