It is Thursday, April 9 2020, and these are five things you need to know about the coronavirus today.
Federal aid checks are coming next week
Although Congress is currently in debates over what the next form of aid will be as the coronavirus crisis continues, the aid checks promised by the first bill are set to come out soon, according to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin. In a phone call with House Democrats he reportedly said the checks would begin going out next week.
Keep an eye out for scams
Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost warned the public that they could see more scams related to the coronavirus as the stay-at-home order continues. “Thieves and crooks prey on fear and uncertainty,” he said. “Ohioans need to inoculate themselves against an outbreak of scams with knowledge and good practices.’
Also watch out for signs of child abuse
Ohio officials are asking residents to be especially vigilant for signs of child abuse, as those that normally would see the children every day like teachers and counselors are separated from them by the coronavirus.
90-year-old makes 200th blood donation despite warnings
John Teevan, 90, of Beavercreek, made his 200th blood donation Wednesday (wearing a mask and arriving early to avoid exposure to other patients).
How you can help
If you want to do something to aid the community as this pandemic continues, there are a number of ways you can do so. We have compiled a list of organizations that are asking for help.
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