On April 12, 2020, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced that visitors will not be permitted at Ohio nursing homes.
On April 16, 2020, the Ohio Department of Health reported that Glendora Health Care Center and Smithville Western Care Center accounted for nearly two-thirds of Wayne County’s COVID-19 cases.
On April 13, 2020, Governor Mike DeWine issued a new executive order requiring nursing homes to notify residents and their families of anyone in their facility who tests positive for COVID-19.
On April 24, 2020, it was reported that some Ohio nursing homes are accepting sick COVID-19 patients from Ohio hospitals or from other states.
On April 24, 2020, it was reported that Saybrook Landing nursing home has shown a large increase in COVID-19 cases.
On April 23, 2020, it was reported that a nursing home resident who had COVID-19 was found unresponsive by her sister while in her room.
On April 24, 2020, the Ohio Department of Health released current data indicating a dramatic increase in nursing home residents with COVID-19.
On April 24, 2020, the Ohio Department of Health reported that 200 staff and residents at 19 nursing homes in the Mahoning Valley have been infected with COVID-19.
On Monday, April 20, 2020, families of residents living at the Woodlands Health and Rehabilitation Center in Ravenna were shocked to see the nursing home on Ohio’s list with confirmed cases of COVID-19.
Last week, Donna Skoda, Summit County’s Public Health Commissioner, stated that employees at long-term facilities often work at multiple locations, which could mean they are passing COVID-19 to different facilities.