OHIO, USA — Leaders with power company AEP Ohio announced Friday they would be temporarily suspending all disconnections for non-payment due to the number of restrictions in the state amid coronavirus concerns.
In a statement, leaders recognized the concern residents have about keeping their lights on and families healthy.
Mass gatherings of more than 100 people have been banned in an effort to combat the spread of the virus, leading many events to cancel and businesses to temporarily close.
Additionally, many kids will be home this month as part of Ohio Gov. DeWine's required three-week school closure.
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• Cover: Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze.
• Dispose: Throw used tissues in a lined can.
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