Summit County Board of Health passes mask mandate; businesses could face $100 fine

AKRON, Ohio – The Summit County Board of Health announced Friday it has passed an order requiring people to wear a mask or face covering in most public places due to the coronavirus pandemic.

a close up of a person wearing a costume: In addition to Ohio's statewide mask mandate, businesses in Summit County are also required to enforce a mask order passed this week by the county's Board of Health.

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In addition to Ohio’s statewide mask mandate, businesses in Summit County are also required to enforce a mask order passed this week by the county’s Board of Health.

The order calls for businesses in Summit County to enforce the mask mandate among their employees and customers. Failure to do so could result in a $100 fine.

Residents wishing to make a complaint about a business not following the mask order, not properly socially distancing or not following recommended cleaning guidelines is asked to contact Summit County Public Health’s COVID-19 hotline at 330-926-5795 or visit

The exceptions to the county’s order are:

People who cannot wear a mask because of

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Boehringer Ingelheim hosts health care summit

Boehringer Ingelheim brought together 3,000 health care professionals in Saudi Arabia this week to a virtual deep dive into the latest evidence-based updates in the therapeutic areas of diabetes, cardio-metabolism, respiratory diseases, and stroke management.

The online summit, organized by Boehringer Ingelheim — a pharmaceutical company — utilized virtual technology to create a live environment for health care professionals to share their experiences. Cardiologists, endocrinologists, neurologists, and other experts registered at the virtual reception and walked through the hall before choosing their preferred conference room in a unique digital experience.

Cardiovascular disease (CVD), which accounts for almost 36 percent of all annual deaths in Saudi Arabia, was one of the primary topics discussed at the conference, with a special focus on the link between cardiovascular complications and the new classes of oral antidiabetic drugs.

The implementation of telemedicine in stroke care was discussed while with respect to respiratory diseases, chronic

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Gwyneth Paltrow could Slack message you at virtual Goop health summit

Gwyneth Paltrow is streaming wellness content straight to your living room.

As large gatherings are called off in the age of COVID-19, the actress and lifestyle guru is bringing her annual In Goop Health Summit home for viewers to stream on Sept. 12. Fans can tune in with tickets starting at just $5, a steal compared to last year’s in-person summit that cost $1,000 for the day.

Gwyneth Paltrow's In Goop Health Summit will be virtual this September. (Getty Images). 

Gwyneth Paltrow’s In Goop Health Summit will be virtual this September. (Getty Images). 

This year’s theme – transitions – is a fitting one, considering the world is grappling with the uncertainty amid the pandemic. Full access to the virtual summit is $50 for the all-content pass, which includes an intimate conversation between “Big Little Lies” actress Laura Dern and Paltrow, three experiential classes, including a tarot reading, a beauty master class and meditation, plus three workshops like a sensual chat called “Understanding and

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Summit Medical Group Opens Paramus Orthopedics Office

PARAMUS, NJ — Expanding its multispecialty presence in Bergen County, Summit Medical Group announced the opening of a freestanding Orthopedics office in Paramus.

Three highly-trained specialists who have joined SMG to help establish the office in orthopedic surgeons Andrew Beharrie, MD and Chris Inzerillo, MD, and orthopedic spine surgeon Howard Yeon, MD. According to a news release, the new SMG Orthopedics office, located 499 Route 17 South in Paramus, brings comprehensive orthopedic and spine care to residents in New Jersey’s most populous county.

Situated in a modern retail health setting, the office is centered on providing easier access to personalized orthopedic treatment for sports injuries and spine-related conditions from board-certified surgeons who specialize in minimally invasive procedures, according to the release.

“Summit Medical Group’s Orthopedics department is the largest in New Jersey with doctors from the most prestigious residency and fellowship programs,” said Matthew J. Garberina, MD, Chairman of

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The Fitness Summit



FRI MAY 1 & SAT MAY 2, 2020

The 2020 Fitness Summit is the final Fitness Summit. It’s been a heck of a run and we hope you can join us in 2020.

The Summit has been a place where fitness professionals have made connections and enhanced — and sometimes even launched — their careers for over 10 years. Simply put, it’s the best fitness conference you’ll ever go to. And the last Summit should be the best one yet.

The final Summit features Lee Boyce, Tony Gentilcore, Jon Goodman, Dr. Susan Kleiner, Dr. Lisa Lewis, Dr. Mike T. Nelson, Greg Nuckols, Leigh Peele, Melody Schoenfeld and, of course, Lou Schuler. And for the first time in Kansas City, we’ll have Alwyn Cosgrove to cap the weekend off right.

Tickets for the

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