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Gov. Mike DeWine moves coronavirus briefing to Friday due to President Trump's planned Ohio visit

The governor will greet President Trump when he lands in Ohio on Thursday.

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Governor Mike DeWine's office announced the next coronavirus briefing has been delayed a day due to a visit by the president. 

President Donald J. Trump is scheduled to visit the Whirlpool plant in Clyde and hold a fundraiser in Bratenahl on Thursday. The Shoreby Club, the private waterfront haven in Bratenahl, told its members in an email newsletter Sunday that anyone working or attending the fundraiser for President Trump on Aug. 6th will receive a rapid COVID-19 test. They must test negative in order to attend the event. 

Thursday’s event is a joint fundraiser for Trump's re-election campaign and the Republican National Committee. Tickets cost a minimum of $5,600. Guests who contribute $100,000 will have more exclusive access to the president and other GOP officials. RNC Chair Ronna McDaniel and RNC Co-Chairman Tommy Hicks are expected to attend the event. 

During his visit to the Whirlpool plant, President Trump will tour the plant and speak regarding his administration's dedication to assist in supporting the manufacturing industry and American-made products. 

The governor will greet President Trump when he lands in Ohio.

DeWine will hold his next update on the state's response to COVID-19 Friday at 2 p.m. During his last briefing on Tuesday, DeWine announced an order for all students K-12 to wear face coverings to school. He also announced that former Ohio Department of Health director Dr. Amy Acton was returning to the Columbus Foundation.