Thursday, 04 June 2020 08:04

Ray Horner Podcast - 6/4/2020 Featured

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:17 - While the schools may be reopening and stores and restaurants are doing business, as well as the protests across the country, the Coronavirus is still present. Summit County health commissioner Donna Skoda joined the show to talk about the virus’s continued threat, the importance of masks and social distancing, and how children can be carriers of COVID-19 even if they show no symptoms.

10:50 - The announcement that Ohio schools can reopen in the fall is perhaps the easy part. The hard part is how to do so safely for the students, teachers, administrators, and even the parents. Akron Public Schools superintendent David James joined the Ray Horner Morning Show to talk about what is on his and the schools’ plates through the summer and into the fall. There are many hurdles these buildings must meet to ensure the safety as far as proper sanitization, and according to James, if that means closing the schools mid-week for additional cleaning, so be it. Though schools can reopen, there will still be the option for virtual at-home learning for immunocompromised students or for parents still wary about the spread of COVID-19.

17:30 - Long before he got into television and media relations at Kent State University, Eric Mansfield served in the US Army and Ohio National Guard. Mansfield shared his background and expertise on the possible Insurrection Act of the military patrolling cities with not-so-peaceful protests and looting.

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