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Gyms, Movie Theaters And Other Entertainment Venues Are Shut Down To Prevent Spread Of Coronavirus

Delaware County club that will shut down due to order
Jo Ingles
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Delaware County club that will shut down due to order

Health clubs and entertainment facilities have been ordered to shut down at the close of business Monday because of concerns about the spread of coronavirus. 

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine says it is necessary to close public facilities where coronavirus can be spread. So they are the latest to be closed by a public order.

“Fitness centers and our gyms, bowling alleys and our public rec centers, movie theaters, most of them have already closed, water parks and indoor trampoline parks," DeWine says.

The state is giving some help to businesses that are affected by the closure and many of the employees who will be out of work because of this order can get state unemployment benefits as well.

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Jo Ingles is a professional journalist who covers politics and Ohio government for the Ohio Public Radio and Television for the Ohio Public Radio and Television Statehouse News Bureau. She reports on issues of importance to Ohioans including education, legislation, politics, and life and death issues such as capital punishment.