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Governor's Office COVID-19 Update | January 19, 2021

Below are the updates from Governor DeWine’s January 19, 2021 press conference. The next press conference is currently scheduled for Thursday, January 21st at 2:00 PM.

 

 

 

 

Governor's Office COVID-19 Update | January 19, 2021

 

 

Below are the updates from Governor DeWine’s press conference. The next press conference is currently scheduled for Thursday, January 21st at 2:00 PM.


Here’s the news from yesterday:

 

  • Ohio’s COVID-19 case data is below:
    • 736,291 confirmed cases
    • 99,764 probable cases
    • 836,055 total cases
    • 43,605 hospitalizations
    • 9,252 confirmed deaths
    • 1,084 probable deaths
    • 10,336 total deaths
    • 6,391ICU admissions
    • More data is available on the COVID-19 Dashboard HERE.

 

Governor DeWine today highlighted the vaccine distribution timeline for Phase 1B of Ohio's vaccination program, which began today for those ages 80 and up.

    • Each provider will begin administering vaccines the day after they receive their shipment. All vaccines must be distributed within seven days.

 

  • Week of February 1: Vaccinations are anticipated to begin for those ages 70 and up following the same process outlined above.

 

  • Week of February 8: Vaccinations are anticipated to begin for those ages 65 and up following the same process outlined above.

 

    • The Ohio Department of Health has launched a tool on vaccine.coronavirus.ohio.gov to assist residents looking for a provider that has been allocated vaccines.
    • The tool is searchable by zip code and county, but it will not be uploaded in real-time.  It is critical that those eligible to receive a vaccine consult local resources to determine up-to-date vaccine availability.

 

K-12 School Vaccinations

 

  • Vaccinations will also be available for personnel in Ohio schools in Phase 1B.
    • As of today,  96% of public school districts have committed to returning to school at least partially in-person by March 1.

 

  • Week of Feb 1: Vaccination administration will be coordinated with school-provider partnerships, and a majority will be closed clinics for school personnel only.

 

  • Schools committed to at least partially returning to in-person by March 1 have been designated a local Educational Service Center as a working partner.  Additional details will be confirmed this week between the working partners and school districts.
    • School districts are also choosing a retail pharmacy partner, secured by the state, or an existing local partnership, to administer the vaccinations to school personnel.

 

Cybersecurity Update

  • Lt. Governor Husted today outlined various resources available to Ohioans who are interested in earning a credential, or pursuing a career, in cybersecurity. Strengthening the state’s talent and workforce in this industry is a key component to improving cybersecurity efforts and protecting citizens and businesses from cyberattacks.

 

  • Resources include:
    • Industry-recognized credentials are offered at high schools across Ohio. Learn more at education.ohio.gov.
    • Cybersecurity programs offered at institutions of higher education: Ohioc3.org
    • The Ohio Cyber Range supports curriculum development, cyber contests for k-12 to college students, internship programs, and more. Learn more at OhioCyberRangeInstitute.org
    • TechCred: Offers tech-focused credentials, including many on cybersecurity. Visit TechCred.Ohio.Gov to learn more.

 

Ohio Dept. of Insurance Director Nominated

  • Governor DeWine announced today his nomination of former Ohio Supreme Court Justice Judith L. French as Director of the Ohio Department of Insurance.
    • French brings more than 30 years of experience, and will lead the department in providing consumer protection through education and fair, but vigilant, regulation while promoting a stable and competitive environment for insurers.

 

Attached are the slides (in PDF format) that Governor DeWine used during today’s press conference.

 

Ohioans can apply for unemployment benefits online 24 hours a day, seven days a week, at unemployment.ohio.gov. It is also possible to file by phone at 877-644-6562 or TTY at 888- 642-8203, Monday through Friday 7AM to 7PM, Saturday 9AM to 5PM, and Sunday 9AM to 1PM. Employers with questions should email [email protected].

As always, Coronavirus.Ohio.Gov and the Department of Health hotline, 1-833-4-ASK-ODH are great resources for those who have questions.

 

Click on the slides below to view full size.

 

 

 

 

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