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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.

WATCH: Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine's Coronavirus Briefing

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Andy Chow
Statehouse News Bureau

Gov. Mike DeWine has been holding coronavirus briefings since the pandemic first started in March. Watch his remarks live via the video below. They are also available for reply on The Ohio Channel's YouTube channel.

If you think you have coronavirus, or have questions about the disease, Ohio's coronavirus call center is open daily from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. The number is 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (427-5634). More information is available at coronavirus.ohio.gov.

Coverage of coronavirus in Ohio from WVXU and other Ohio member stations can be found here