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COVID-19 Update from Governor DeWine
NEXT VACCINATION PHASE
Governor DeWine announced the goals of Phase 1B of COVID-19
vaccine distribution are to save lives and for schools to be fully open
by March 1st.
“Ohioans in the 65 and older category make up just under
87% of COVID deaths. This is a stunning number, and it’s critical that
we protect our older Ohioans,” said Governor DeWine.
In the next phase, vaccines will be available to those who
choose to receive them who are 65 years or older or those living with
severe congenital, developmental, or early-onset medical disorders.
Additionally, adults working in Ohio's schools will have the option to
receive the vaccine. This is intended to assist schools in returning to
“At the beginning of August, we were at about 12%
statewide, or 1 in 8 patients in the ICU was a COVID patient,” said
Governor DeWine. “Now, we’re at 31% or about 1 in 3 patients in the ICU
BWC "WE'VE GOT YOU COVERED"
Lt. Governor Husted today announced that the Ohio Bureau of
Workers’ Compensation (BWC) is distributing another 23 million
Ohio-made masks to help support the state’s workforce. Shipments began
in November and are expected to continue through June 2021. In October,
the BWC contracted with Buckeye Mask Company, in Cleveland, for 10
million masks, and with Career Development and Placement Strategies,
also in Cleveland, for 13 million masks.
Today’s announcement marks the second round of mask
distribution launched by the BWC, which sent out nearly 23 million masks
over the summer and fall to assist in weakening the spread of COVID-19.