What are health experts recommending as new COVID variants, flu season begins?

What are health experts recommending as new COVID variants, flu season begins?

The Ohio Department of Health shared information on new COVID variants, on vaccines and boosters ahead of flu season.

October 20th, 1:54 PM EDT by Leslie Huff
St. Elizabeth unveils COVID-19 memorial

St. Elizabeth unveils COVID-19 memorial

The Mercy Health Foundation received donations from staff and Valley businesses to unveil the memorial called 'When I was Sick' by Timothy Schmalz. The plan had been in place since March of 2021. 

September 8th, 9:12 PM EDT by Erin Simonek
Bishop to preside over Thursday's COVID-19 memorial dedication at Mercy Hospital Youngstown

Bishop to preside over Thursday's COVID-19 memorial dedication at Mercy Hospital Youngstown

Also included in the memorial are three plaques – one honoring caregivers, one memorial to those affected and who have lost their lives to COVID-19, and one serving as a permanent historical marker.

September 7th, 5:20 AM EDT by Mike Gauntner
Valley COVID-19 Update: Cases slightly rise in Mahoning, Columbiana counties

Valley COVID-19 Update: Cases slightly rise in Mahoning, Columbiana counties

All three counties in the Mahoning Valley remain at a high-level transmission risk. 

September 1st, 8:41 PM EDT by Zach Mosca
Cleveland Clinic: The importance of COVID-19 boosters for children

Cleveland Clinic: The importance of COVID-19 boosters for children

Cleveland Clinic pediatrician, Dr. Kimberly Giuliano says with respiratory viruses typically peaking during the fall and winter months, the extra protection of a booster dose is recommended.

August 30th, 4:31 PM EDT by Zach Mosca
Shapiro breaks with Dems on COVID policies in Pa. gov race

Shapiro breaks with Dems on COVID policies in Pa. gov race

As attorney general, Josh Shapiro went to court repeatedly to defend Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration against legal challenges to his pandemic-era mandates and shutdowns.

August 30th, 5:11 AM EDT
Federal judge rules against Boardman parents who opposed school mask mandate

Federal judge rules against Boardman parents who opposed school mask mandate

The court ruling was issued even though the schools made masks optional in February

August 26th, 5:25 AM EDT by Mike Gauntner
Valley COVID-19 Update: Cases slightly rise in Columbiana County but drop in others

Valley COVID-19 Update: Cases slightly rise in Columbiana County but drop in others

Columbiana County is up 25 cases from last week while Mahoning is down by 50 and Trumbull is down by 42.

August 25th, 2:32 PM EDT by Zach Mosca
Kent State no longer requiring face masks indoors regardless of community level

Kent State no longer requiring face masks indoors regardless of community level

Previously, the university was requiring students and faculty to wear masks whenever any county with a Kent State campus was at a high community transmission level.

August 24th, 1:57 PM EDT by Zach Mosca
Westminster College mandates masks as classes begin Monday

Westminster College mandates masks as classes begin Monday

As classes begin at Westminster College on August 22, students will be expected to wear a mask in indoor spaces.

August 22nd, 7:30 AM EDT by Sydney Stalnecker
Multiple COVID-19 vaccine clinics to be held in Trumbull County during week of August 22

Multiple COVID-19 vaccine clinics to be held in Trumbull County during week of August 22

All of these clinics are walk-ins so no appointment is necessary.

August 19th, 8:45 PM EDT by Zach Mosca
Valley COVID-19 Update: Cases slightly decrease, but all counties still at high transmission level

Valley COVID-19 Update: Cases slightly decrease, but all counties still at high transmission level

All counties in the Mahoning and the Shenango Valley are now at the high level for transmission risk.

August 19th, 5:43 AM EDT by Zach Mosca
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