Governor DeWine announced the need to return to the basics. The governor and ODH Director Stephanie McCloud provided an update on ODH’s new effort to consolidate health orders and issue a simplified health order that encompasses previous orders and streamlines them to underscore the most important tenants of infection prevention like masking, social distancing, and limiting large gatherings.
Governor DeWine also announced that he has asked Ohio's local health departments and vaccine providers that are offering the Pfizer vaccine to coordinate with local high schools to offer vaccinations to high school students who are 16 or older. Pfizer is the only vaccine that is currently approved for children as young as 16.
Monday's announcement follows last week's announcement that vaccination clinics will be offered at all higher education campuses in the coming weeks.