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WATCH: DeWine Holds Briefing After President And First Lady Test Positive For COVID

DeWine greets President Trump at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton in Aug. 2019.
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DeWine greets President Trump at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton in Aug. 2019.

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine and Lt. Gov. Jon Husted will take reporters' questions Friday at 3 p.m. following the news that President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump have tested positive for COVID-19. 

Both are experiencing "minor symptoms," NPR reports

"The doctors continue to monitor both his health and the health of the first lady," White House chief of staff Mark Meadows told reporters Friday. "We'll continue to do that. They'll be glad to provide some updates later today as we look at this." 

DeWine had his own coronavirus scare back in August, when he tested positive, then negative, for the virus. 

If you think you have coronavirus, or have questions about the disease, Ohio's coronavirus call center is open daily from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. The number is 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (427-5634). More information is available at coronavirus.ohio.gov.

WVXU will carry the remarks live on-air or you can watch live below beginning at 3 p.m. ET. 


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Jennifer Merritt
Jennifer Merritt brings 15 years of "tra-digital" journalism experience to WVXU, having served in various digital roles for such legacy publications as InStyle and Parade, as well as start-ups like Levo League and iVillage. She helped these outlets earn several awards, including MIN's 2015 Digital Team of the Year. She graduated from Rutgers University with a journalism major and English minor and has continued her education with professional development classes through the Poynter Institute, Columbia University and PMJA. Before moving to Cincinnati from New York in 2016, she vowed her son would always call it "soda" and not "pop." She has so far been successful in this endeavor.