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As a new strain of coronavirus (COVID-19) swept through the world in 2020, preparedness plans, masking policies and more public policy changed just as quickly. WVXU has covered the pandemic's impact on the Tri-State from the very beginning, when on March 3, 2020, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine barred spectators from attending the Arnold Sports Festival in Columbus over concerns about the virus, even though Ohio had yet to confirm a single case of COVID-19.

Rising Number Of COVID-19 Cases Among Children

Janko Ferlic

Coronavirus cases among children are increasing according to the American Academy of Pediatrics. A new study by the ADA finds cases have increased at a faster rate among children and teenagers than among the general public.

As schools open across the country, there are new concerns about the virus spreading in class. Locally, Holy Cross High School in Northern Kentucky had to close temporarily due to a student testing positive for COVID-19. In the Lebanon City Schools district, 49 students were quarantined after three students tested positive for coronavirus.

Joining Cincinnati Edition to discuss COVID-19 cases among young people and the role contact tracers play in working with school districts to prevent the spread of coronavirus is Warren County Health DistrictHealth Commissioner Duane Stansbury, RS, MPH; and the University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine pediatric infectious disease specialist William Raszka Jr., MD.

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Michael Monks brings a broad range of experience to WVXU-FM as the host of Cincinnati Edition, Cincinnati Public Radio's weekday news and information talk show.