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A pharmacist labels syringes in a clean room where doses of COVID-19 vaccines will be handled, Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2020, at Mount Sinai Queens hospital in New York.

DeWine: COVID-19 Vaccinations In Ohio Moving Too Slowly

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Updated: 4:50 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2020 COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCPN) — The process of vaccinating health care workers and people living in nursing homes is going too slowly, according to Gov. Mike DeWine. As of Wednesday, 94,078 Ohioans had received the coronavirus vaccine, less than one percent of the total population. The first vaccines arrived in the state to… Read More

Mike DeWine wearing mask

Monday’s Coronavirus Inpatient Admittances Sets New Record In Ohio

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCPN) — For the first time since the start of the pandemic, there are more than 5,000 coronavirus-infected people admitted as inpatients to hospitals across Ohio. More than 1,000 of those patients are in intensive care units. Gov. Mike DeWine made the announcement during a Monday press conference, in which healthcare providers joined him to… Read More

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine

South Carolina Public Health Director Joan Duwve Named New ODH Director

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(UPDATE 9/11 9:06) Duwve retracted her decision and withdrew from consideration. In a statement, the DeWine Administration says Duwve cited personal reasons for the decision. ____________________________________ COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCPN) — Gov. Mike DeWine announced the appointment of Dr. Joan Duwve as director of the Ohio Department of Health during his Thursday press conference. Duwve is… Read More

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine

Ohio’s Long-Term Care Facilities Will Restart Visitation In June

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCPN) — Gov. Mike DeWine is beginning to loosen restrictions on assisted living facilities and homes for the developmentally disabled. Starting June 8, residents at those two types of long-term care facilities can meet with visitors outdoors, the governor announced Thursday. “We now have now have gone on several months and we know that it’s… Read More

Gov. Mike DeWine

Feedback from Businesses Led DeWine to Reverse Ohio’s Mask Rule

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCPN) — Ohio officials said on Wednesday that they reversed course on a requirement for all customers to wear masks before entering stores when they begin to reopen in May based on feedback from businesses. According to Lt. Gov. Jon Husted, employers had many questions about how to enforce the new rule. “You are asking us… Read More

Dr. Amy Acton

Ohio Counting Coronavirus Cases Differently, Waiting For New Tests

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCPN) — Ohio officials have started using a coronavirus tracking system that includes probable cases and uses results from a new blood test that looks for the body’s immune response to the virus. After two days, the new system has added 42 cases to the state’s total. But Ohio Health Director Dr. Amy Acton… Read More