Dayton Convention and Visitors Bureau President Jacquelyn Powell said the Winter Guard International competition will be back in Dayton in 2021.
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WGI championships bring 60,000 visitors and almost $20 million in revenue over the two weekends.
“These are unprecedented times for all of us. We fully support our state and local officials, making these decisions for the health of our community and visitors,” Powell said.
Regarding the NCAA First Four games in Dayton, Mayor Nan Whaley said they are awaiting an order for no spectators from Gov. Mike DeWine, who has said it was coming.
Whaley asked residents to have everything they need for three days.
“We’re asking people to change their behavior and that will definitely impact the economy,” Whaley said.
Dr. Michael Dohn, medical director of Public Health, said the virus seems to transmit more easily than the flu.
He doesn’t anticipate problems with testing people locally if physicians suspect they have the disease.
No health care workers in the area are being monitored for the coronavirus.
Cooper spoke earlier today to the Dayton city commission about the rapidly evolving situation with the outbreak.
“Everyone in Montgomery County and the city of Dayton should have confidence in our community’s ability to manage this issue,” Cooper said. “That’s not saying it’s easy — but we will manage this issue.”
Public Health is urging local jurisdictions to develop emergency plans, review policies, consider virtual meetings and consult the agency about planned large gatherings and events.
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People should wash hands for 20 seconds, avoid touching their face and avoid sick people.