COVID Press Briefings: January 2021

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Press briefings are generally held one or two days per week. Each briefing held during the month is posted here with the most recent appearing at the top. This month the briefings focus heavily on the vaccination rollout in Ohio.

Thursday, January 28, 2021

DeWine reports that vaccinations are continuing for Ohio residents age 75 and above. Next week (February 1) people age 70 & above will be eligible. Then the following week (February 8) people age 65 & above will be eligible. DeWine also details plans for vaccinations in schools to enable a resumption of safe in-person classroom instruction.

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

DeWine announced that Ohio hospitalizations are down. If the trend sustains over the next period he’ll consider rolling back the statewide 10:00 curfew to 11:00 or beyond.

Thursday, January 21, 2021

DeWine announced that vaccination eligibility will drop to ages 75 and above starting January 25th.

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

DeWine discussed the status of vaccinations thus far. Ohioans age 80 and over are now eligible for the vaccine.

Thursday, January 14, 2021

Frontline and healthcare workers, nursing homes (930 statewide) and assisted living facilities have been the first priority in Phase 1A. Starting this coming week, January 18-20, Ohioans age 80 and over will become eligible.

Along with COVID, DeWine talks about preparation for potential violence in coming days at the Ohio Capitol in Columbus. Following the U.S. Capitol siege in Washington, threats have been made against all 50 states and the Inauguration.

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

The focus today is vaccinations. Ohio is in Phase 1A with DeWine reporting that 85% of Ohio nursing homes have been visited.

Thursday, January 7, 2021

Today Governor DeWine and Lieutenant Governor Jon Husted talk extensively about the siege on the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington yesterday.

Tuesday, January 5, 2021

Today Governor DeWine goes through Ohio’s prioritization for COVID vaccinations. As of Sunday two days ago, 61% of nursing homes have given their residents the first round of shots.

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