- Records fewer cases so far
Ohio Governor Mike DeWine has announced that 96 percent of public-school districts have committed to returning to school at least partially in-person by March 1st.
“We are working directly with schools to determine what the vaccination of school personnel looks like locally,” said Governor Mike DeWine.
“School districts are choosing either a retail pharmacy partner, secured by the state, or an existing local partnership to administer the vaccines.”
He said that “administration of vaccines will happen through the school-provider partnership and begin the week of February 1st for the first dose and continue over the month. We will share more details next week.”
According to Governor DeWine, “We’re seeing fewer cases, but we don’t yet know if this is a trend.”
“Next week, we will open vaccinations for those Ohioans with severe congenital, developmental, or early-onset medical disorders who make them particularly vulnerable and who have a developmental or intellectual disability.”
“For those persons with an intellectual or developmental disability and one of these conditions, their local county developmental disabilities board will reach out to them to help coordinate receipt of the vaccination.”
Governor DeWine said that “in three weeks – the week of February 15 – people who have any of these conditions and do not have an intellectual or developmental disability will be eligible to receive the vaccine.”