CORONAVIRUS: 5 things Clark, Champaign residents need to know today

Louie Ortega, owner of the Painted Pepper food truck, prepares food for a customer while set up in the Ridgewood Neighborhood of Springfield Wednesday. BILL LACKEY/STAFF

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Louie Ortega, owner of the Painted Pepper food truck, prepares food for a customer while set up in the Ridgewood Neighborhood of Springfield Wednesday. BILL LACKEY/STAFF

Here are five things Clark and Champaign residents need to know about COVID-19, or coronavirus today.

1. Springfield food trucks are bringing their services to neighborhoods to give residents a close-to-home food option.

READ MORE: Food trucks bring services to Springfield neighborhoods

2. Nearly 15K Clark County residents have requested absentee ballots for the April 28 primary election. Ohio's in-person primary election voting was canceled due to the coronavirus crisis.

READ MORE: Clark County residents requesting absentee ballots

3. The Clark County Emergency Management Agency is seeking donations of sewn cloth face masks to distribute to first responders, healthcare workers and other vulnerable populations in need. Drop off is 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday at the Springview Government Center, 3130 East Main St.

4. The Nehemiah Foundation needs volunteers for a match program to help seniors and at-risk residents by assisting with picking up groceries or prescriptions. The organization asks that volunteers be under 60, low-risk and healthy. To sign up visit www.nehemiahfoundation.goentrepid.com/pages/covid19. READ MORE: New program matched people with help, during coronavirus outbreak

5. Ohio may start reopening parts of the State May 1 with mandates such as the use of masks, hand sanitizers and social distancing to protect workers and the public from a resurgence of the coronavirus infections, according to Gov. Mike DeWine.

READ MORE: Ohio’s reopening process to begin May 1, DeWine says

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