May 26, 2020

Good News and Bad News

Good News and Bad News

The Bad News

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Coronavirus in Ohio | Impact on Akron area: Summit County has 1,277 cases, 161 deaths; Ohio up to 33,006 cases, 2,002 deaths


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The Good News

Gyms Can Reopen

The Y branches in downtown Akron (Kohl Family Y), Barberton (Lake Anna), Cuyahoga Falls (Riverfront), Firestone Park, Green and Wadsworth will open Tuesday but not all previous activities will be offered and hours will be limited. The Y plans to monitor the opening and gradually offer more options and hours

Cleveland Clinic Akron General’s three LifeStyle centers will reopen in two stages.

The centers, located in Bath, Green and Stow, will open Tuesday to Cleveland Clinic Akron General employees and June 1 to all members

The Salvation Army in Summit County is scheduled to reopen its youth-serving education program, The Learning Zone, with increased safety protocols beginning Monday, June 1.

Pre-school and day-care attendees are scheduled to begin June 1 while older kids start their summer program Monday, June 8.

Precautions include:

• Daily temperature checks of children. Anyone with a temperature of 100 degrees or more will be sent home.

Providers will wear masks. Parents and caregivers might be asked to wear masks.

• Smaller class sizes. Maximum class size for preschoolers and school-aged children is nine. Toddlers class will be limited to six.

• Children will wash hands as they enter and leave a building.

• No field trips are planned.

• Toys, teaching aids and surfaces will be cleaned after each use.

The Salvation Army-run program is open to Summit County residents

Donations are needed to cover increased costs of service delivery during the coronavirus pandemic. Go to or call 330-958-3751.


The Akron Running Project is a collaboration between local businesses, running crews and organizations that share a passion for the sport.

Runners who join can look forward to cross-training classes, weekly challenges and incentives and discounts and special offers from the small businesses involved, according to the news release.

Partners include the Akron Marathon Charitable Corp., Portage Lakes Running Club, Orange Theory Fitness of Akron and Copley, Second Sole Running Store, Run Well Be Well and Yoga Bliss Akron

To be part of the no-fees, just-for-fun fun Akron Running Project, register at and sign up for regular email updates. This will serve as the hub for the project.

Join Akron Running Project’s Strava group and log your running to be eligible for prizes.

Follow @AkronMarathon, @PLXrunningclub, @SecondSoleAkrun and @RunWellBeWell for the most immediate information.

For more information on the Akron Running Project, visit 


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