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COVID-19 Vaccination Rate Trickles as Hospitalizations Climb

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal COVID-19 Vaccination Rate Trickles as Hospitalizations Climb

Ohio has 10th lowest COVID-19 vaccination rate by state BY: JAKE ZUCKERMAN An average of more than 6,400 Ohioans continue to contract COVID-19 per day, according to data from the state health department. The recent surge of cases is driven by children aged 18 and below, who comprise nearly 3 in 10 infections statewide. Nearly 3,700 […]

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DeWine Thinks Law is Unconstitutional and Making Kids Sick, But Won’t Challenge It

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal DeWine Thinks Law is Unconstitutional and Making Kids Sick, But Won’t Challenge It

BY: MARTY SCHLADEN  Some are questioning Gov. Mike DeWine’s sincerity when he says he’s doing all he can to fight the spread of coronavirus among children. DeWine and the leaders of children’s hospitals are in a panic over the lack of masking in Ohio schools. Hospital admissions of children with covid are up 536% since July and the hospitals report […]

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Columbus to Require Masks in Indoor Public Spaces

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Columbus to Require Masks in Indoor Public Spaces

Mayor Andrew Ginther announced on Wednesday, Sept. 8 during a press conference that he would be issuing an executive order requiring all individuals, regardless of vaccination status, to wear a mask in indoor public spaces. The executive order will be virtually the same as one issued last year, including enforcement. The order is in effect […]

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Ohio State Joins List of Employers and Universities Requiring COVID-19 Vaccination

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Ohio State Joins List of Employers and Universities Requiring COVID-19 Vaccination

With the announcement Monday, Aug. 23 that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted full approval to the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, The Ohio State University announced on Tuesday it would require every student, faculty and staff member to be vaccinated against COVID-19 with a first dose received by Oct. 15. Employers and universities across the […]

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Immunocompromised Ohioans Eligible for Additional COVID-19 Shot

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Immunocompromised Ohioans Eligible for Additional COVID-19 Shot

BY: SUSAN TEBBEN The new head of the Ohio Department of Health said there are a few Ohioans who could be eligible for a third dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Based on action by the FDA and the CDC, an additional dose of either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine is recommended for severely immunocompromised individuals. “These […]

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Masks Required at OSU Games, Columbus Concerts, City Buildings and More

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Masks Required at OSU Games, Columbus Concerts, City Buildings and More

Earlier this week, the Centers for Disease Control placed Franklin County in the high transmission category in its COVID-19 Integrated County data tracker. In response to the increased level of transmission and a rising number of cases attributed to the Delta variant and vaccine hesitancy, a number of Central Ohio institutions are requiring individuals to […]

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New State Law Blocks Columbus From Issuing Mask Mandate

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal New State Law Blocks Columbus From Issuing Mask Mandate

BY: JAKE ZUCKERMAN Amid a COVID-19 surge in Ohio’s most populous county, health officials wanted to once again require the use of face masks indoors to slow the spread of COVID-19. Unlike July 2020, however, this time they hit a wall. State legislation that took effect earlier this summer forbids health departments from issuing blanket health mandates among people […]

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The Columbus Coffee Festival Returns!

The 6th Annual Columbus Coffee Festival returns on Saturday September 25th and Sunday September 26th!

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