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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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ODH’s COVID-19 Guidance for Schools Won’t Include Mask Mandate

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal ODH’s COVID-19 Guidance for Schools Won’t Include Mask Mandate

BY: SUSAN TEBBEN The Ohio Department of Health said new COVID-19 guidance for schools as they plan for a new school year will include safety recommendations, but no mandate for mask-wearing, even for the unvaccinated. In a press call on Monday, Dr. Bruce Vanderhoff, chief medical officer for the ODH, said guidelines would be released on […]

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Lawmakers Pass Bill Allowing Them To Strike Down Health Orders, Setting up Clash With DeWine

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Lawmakers Pass Bill Allowing Them To Strike Down Health Orders, Setting up Clash With DeWine

By Tyler Buchanan The Ohio General Assembly approved a bill Wednesday to allow lawmakers to strike down health orders they disagree with, sending the legislation to a governor who has already vowed to veto it.  Republican leaders in the Ohio House of Representatives and Ohio Senate committed to holding votes to override Gov. Mike DeWine’s veto […]

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Coronavirus Update: CCS to Hold in-Person Graduations, Pelotonia Returns, & More

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Coronavirus Update: CCS to Hold in-Person Graduations, Pelotonia Returns, & More

Keep up with regular news updates regarding Columbus and Ohio’s response to COVID-19 here. The Numbers COVID-19 cases — In Columbus, 134 cases of COVID-19 were reported for Wednesday, Feb. 17. As of Thursday, Feb. 18, 77,908 total cases and 852 deaths from COVID-19 have been reported in Columbus and Worthington. In Franklin County at large, 223 […]

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Judge Knocks ‘Incomprehensible’ COVID-19 Lawsuit Against Ohio Health Department

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Judge Knocks ‘Incomprehensible’ COVID-19 Lawsuit Against Ohio Health Department

By Jake Zuckerman A federal judge expressed tremendous skepticism of a lawsuit alleging “absolute tyranny” of the Ohio Department of Health’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, deeming the plaintiff’s arguments nearly “incomprehensible.” U.S. District Judge James G. Carr didn’t rule on ODH’s motion to dismiss the suit, which was filed by a self-described citizens group called […]

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Ohio Hits Key Travel Advisory Threshold

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Ohio Hits Key Travel Advisory Threshold

Keep up with regular news updates regarding Columbus and Ohio’s response to COVID-19 here. Based on widely used state-level data from the COVID Tracking Project, Ohio’s positivity for COVID-19 has increased above 15% as of Wednesday, making this the first week since April the state has crossed that threshold. The Ohio Department of Health’s travel advisory […]

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Franklin County Becomes First to Reach Level 4 Public Health Advisory

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Franklin County Becomes First to Reach Level 4 Public Health Advisory

For the past week, Ohio’s Public Health Advisory System indicated Franklin County was on the Level 4 health advisory watch list, which would signal severe virus exposure and spread. Now, Franklin County becomes the first in the state with the distinction. The change was announced Thursday, November 19 during one of Ohio Governor Mike DeWine’s […]

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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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