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Ohio University's Cutler Hall on the first day of the semester.

Ohio Colleges To Host Mass Vaccination Clinics As COVID-19 Rates Rise

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCPN) — Ohio college students can get the COVID-19 vaccine on campus starting next week, Gov. Mike DeWine said during a Thursday press conference. The state first focused on Ohio’s oldest residents, progressively expanding eligibility until opening it up this week to anyone 16 and older. Focusing specifically on this younger population and catering to… Read More

Miriam Palomino, right, received the COVID-19 vaccine in Paterson, N.J., Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021. The first people arrived around 2:30 a.m. for the chance to be vaccinated at one of the few sites that does not require an appointment.

Ohio Health Officials Tackle COVID-19 Vaccine Myths In Virtual Town Halls

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CLEVELAND, Ohio (WCPN) — The Ohio Department of Health (ODH) wants to combat misinformation about the COVID-19 vaccine by hosting town halls targeting specific, underserved communities and their questions over the next two weeks. “It is important to share reliable, factual information about COVID-19 vaccines with all Ohioans,” said ODH Director Stephanie McCloud in an… Read More

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine

Ohio COVID-19 Cases May Plateau, But DeWine Plans To Extend Curfew

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCPN) — COVID-19 cases in Ohio are spiking, but the numbers might be flattening out, Gov. Mike DeWine said at a data-focused Monday press conference. However, hospital officials tell him the numbers are still far too high, and normal healthcare operations are unsustainable with the current caseload, the governor said. DeWine announced 9,273 new… Read More

Mike DeWine wearing mask

DeWine Issues New Mask Requirements, Limits On Gatherings For Ohioans

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCPN) — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine announced during a Wednesday evening address to the state new rules to compel mask-wearing. And he warned of more severe measures — such as another shutdown order for Ohio bars, restaurants and gyms — if the coronavirus surge continues. Ohio businesses will now be required to have signs on all entrances… Read More

Gov. Mike DeWine holds a coronavirus press conference on September 15, 2020.

Hospital Staffing Shortage Is Primary Concern For Ohio COVID-19 Fight

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Updated: 4:01 p.m., Monday, Nov. 9, 2020 COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCPN) — A lack of available staff could greatly impact the care hospitals are able to provide for both coronavirus patients and anyone else in need of hospital services, said Dr. Bruce Vanderhoff, incoming chief medical director of the Ohio Department of Health Monday. Hospital challenges have… Read More

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine

Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie Warns Ohioans After COVID-19 Recovery

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Updated: 3:40 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020 COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R), who recently recovered from COVID-19 after a stay in a hospital intensive care unit, implored Ohioans yesterday to keep their guard up against the virus. “I came out of this ok, and I’m very fortunate,” he… Read More