The casinos in Ohio are now closed after Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine issued an order that bans “mass gatherings of 100 people or more” following the coronavirus outbreak.
From WJW Fox 8 News Cleveland:
The casinos include JACK Cleveland Casino, JACK Cincinnati Casino, Hollywood Casino Columbus and Hollywood Casino Toledo.
JACK Thistledown Racino in North Randall and MGM Northfield Park in Northfield have both closed down as well, and will remain so until further notice.
All have to comply as ordered by both the Ohio Casino Control Commission and the Ohio Lottery Commission. There could have been some legal repercussion if they were to remain open:
Those who don’t could face administrative action, including temporary shutdown of the video lottery terminals.
Ohio is now hit with 13 cases of COVID-19, with the remain 159 under investigation for the disease.
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Article Courtesy of WJW Fox 8 News Cleveland
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Director Dr. Acton announces Ohio’s first three positive cases of #COVID19 with @GovMikeDeWine and @LtGovHusted. The three positive cases are all in Cuyahoga County. Continue to follow our social media pages and visit https://t.co/vg4tN6d7vM for updates. pic.twitter.com/4bpygr0mn7— Ohio Dept of Health (@OHdeptofhealth) March 9, 2020
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This afternoon we learned that three Ohioans have tested positive for #COVID19. It's important for us to take aggressive action to protect Ohioans, and therefore, I have declared a state of emergency in #Ohio.— Governor Mike DeWine (@GovMikeDeWine) March 9, 2020
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A call center to answer questions regarding #COVID19 is now open. The call center will be open 7 days a week from 9 a.m.-8 p.m. and can be reached at 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634). #COVID19OhioReady pic.twitter.com/EPwotO9d2s— Ohio Dept of Health (@OHdeptofhealth) March 7, 2020
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