Though Summit County is back to the orange category as far as COVID-19 cases, recently downgraded from red, the threat of the virus is still present. Public health leaders in and around Akron are taking the proper precautions to ensure the safety of the citizens through the recent spike and preparing for a possible second wave come fall. First up, Summa Health CEO Dr. Cliff Deveny called into the Ray Horner Morning Show to discuss what he and others around the hospital have learned about this virus since March and April, and how they are ready to keep battling it.
Akron mayor Dan Horrigan started off talking about the economic impact of the coronavirus in the city these last five months, and what steps his administration will take going forward.
Summit County Public Health commissioner Donna Skoda stressed the importance of masks, as well as the color map of Ohio’s counties, and the possibility of a vaccine with the next six months to a year.