COVID Press Briefings: February 2021

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February marks the 12th month that Oho Governor DeWine has held press briefings on the COVID pandemic. These briefings are generally held twice weekly on Tuesdays and Thursdays. All of them are posted and retained here permanently.

As February begins, Ohioans age 70 and above are now eligible for the vaccination. Effective on February 8th people age 65 and above are eligible. At the same time, the state is concentrating on vaccinations in schools to enable in-person classroom instruction to safely resume.

Thursday, February 25, 2021
Monday, February 22, 2021

DeWine addresses the impact of last week’s winter storms on COVID vaccination shipments.

Thursday, February 18, 2021
Tuesday, February 16, 2021
Thursday, February 11, 2021

Based on a sustained reduction of hospitalizations for COVID Governor DeWine has cancelled Ohio’s curfew that limited the hours of bars and restaurants.

Tuesday, February 9, 2021

Vaccination eligibility in Ohio now starts at age 65. The state will hold the line at 65 and above for the next few weeks.

Thursday, February 4, 2021

Among the topics addressed today, DeWine talks about vaccine supply issues.

Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Governor DeWine announced that as of yesterday Ohioans age 70 (and up) are now eligible for the vaccination. Next Monday, February 8, those age 65 and above will be eligible. He said eligibility will then rest at this stage for several weeks before lowering age eligibility further. DeWine reports that all Ohio’s nursing homes have had their first vaccine and 89% have received their second shot. At assisted living facilities, 86% have received their first vaccine and 48% have gone on to receive their second as well.

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