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COLUMBUS (Statehouse News Bureau) — Gov. Mike DeWine (R-Ohio) has signed a bill into law that prohibits public K-12 schools, colleges, and universities from requiring people to get a vaccine if that vaccine does not have “full approval” by the Food and Drug Administration. This applies to the COVID-19 vaccine, which has been approved by the FDA through… Read More
ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 5,180 total cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after 11 were reported Tuesday. The Ohio Department of Health confirmed the new cases on May 4, 2021. Analysis of ODH data indicates the new cases involved six people 0-19 and five people 20-29. An… Read More
The program will begin with about 1 million doses a week sent to thousands of retail pharmacies. The White House is stressing that equity of vaccine distribution is a key component of the effort.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Ohio’s K-12 schools will begin vaccinating their employees later this week. But the schedule for shot clinics is based on vaccine accessibility. Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine says one school district will begin getting shots Thursday and others are scheduled for next week. “They should know that and should have been… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — The Columbus Museum of Art has announced it was laying off 39 employees and slashing their budget due to money lost during coronavirus. It’s the latest example of an arts organization that has suffered because of COVID-19. But there might be some help coming soon from the state for struggling… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — As he hinted he would, Gov. Mike DeWine has signed a law that will shield first responders, businesses and schools from COVID-19 related lawsuits. It’s one of the first coronavirus immunity laws in the country. The law’s sponsors say it will provide immunity for law enforcement, medical professionals and large… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — A panel of lawmakers has shot down a request by Ohio’s Republican Secretary of State that would have allowed his office to pay for postage for mail-in ballots. Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose wanted approval from the Ohio Controlling Board to take $3 million dollars from a fund his… Read More