VACCINE MAINTENANCE PROGRAM:
Ohio has launched its COVID-19 Vaccine Maintenance Program for
nursing homes and assisted living facilities. Each month,
facilities can host a vaccine clinic for residents and staff if
there is the need for vaccinations. The program ensures that
vaccinations in long-term care facilities continue for new
residents and staff or current residents and staff who have now
decided to be vaccinated.
NURSING HOME VISITATION:
DeWine has assembled a team of doctors and nurses to develop a
plan for safe nursing home visitation. Members of the team are
experts in infectious disease control, skilled nursing, and
other types of long-term care settings.
Ohio's existing visitation order does allow compassionate care
visits. Examples of compassionate care situations could
A resident who was living with their family before recently
being admitted to a home, is struggling with the change in
environment and lack of physical family support.
A resident who needs cueing and encouragement with eating or
drinking, previously provided by family or caregiver(s), is
experiencing weight loss or dehydration.
A resident, who used to talk and interact with others, is
experiencing emotional distress, seldom speaking, or crying
The Office of the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman
is available to assist citizens with questions about
compassionate care visits. The office can be reached at OhioOmbudsman@age.ohio.gov or
PHASE 1B MEDICAL CONDITIONS:
Vaccine eligibility has opened up to Ohioans born with the
medical conditions outlined below, or those who were diagnosed
in early childhood whose conditions continued into adulthood.
Following anecdotal reports of individuals with these conditions
being denied vaccination appointments, particularly those with
VACCINE DATA COLLECTION:
DeWine has been asking vaccine providers to collect and report
accurate and complete data on vaccine administrations including
race, ethnicity, age, and category of eligibility. This
information is critical to understanding uptake rates among
specific communities or occupations and also helps inform future
policy and allocation decisions. The Ohio Department of
Health will continue to reach out to all providers to make
sure this critical information is being entered into the system.
CURRENT CASE DATA:
In total, there are 947,389 confirmed and probable cases of
COVID-19 reported in Ohio and 16,611 confirmed and probable
COVID-19 deaths. A total of 49,061 people have been hospitalized
throughout the pandemic, including 7,002 admissions to intensive
care units. In-depth data can be accessed by visiting coronavirus.ohio.gov.
For more information on Ohio's response to COVID-19, visit coronavirus.ohio.gov or
Video of today's full update, including versions with foreign
language translation, can be viewed on the Ohio
Channel's YouTube page.