Nick McWilliams reporting – Regardless of in-person or distance learning, school children will be guaranteed a meal each day during the year through the Electronic Benefit Transfer program.

Titled the Pandemic-Electronic Benefit Transfer Program, in the spring, Ohio issued over 250 million benefits to 850,000 children through the program.

According to Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, more of those benefits will return for students within the food programs.

“Job and Family Services will issue a second-round of benefits later this month to eligible children. Parents do not need to apply to receive these benefits. If you already have an Ohio Directions card, the benefits will be automatically loaded onto your card. If you do not have an Ohio Direction Card, a pre-loaded card will be mailed directly to you.”

Elsewhere, DeWine discussed so-called “FEMA camps,” which he says, according to multiple inquiries received by his office, are not intended to take people away from their families and homes. The non-congregate settings were created at the federal level earlier this year for individuals who were concerned when returning home from work that they could expose their family to COVID-19.

Ohio’s case totals sit at 125,144 confirmed with 6,848 probable Tuesday, along with now just over 4,000 confirmed deaths.

Tuscarawas County has dropped to 23 confirmed cases with 837 recoveries and three in the hospital.

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