Governor's Office COVID-19 Update | April 5, 2021
Below are the updates from Governor DeWine’s press conference. The next press conference is currently scheduled for Thursday April 8th at 2:00pm.
Here’s the news from yesterday:
- Ohio’s COVID-19 case data is below:
- 869,125 confirmed cases
- 157,804 probable cases
- 1,026,929 total cases
- 53,445 hospitalizations
- 18,643 Ohio resident deaths
- 18,646 deaths in State of Ohio
- 7,462 ICU admissions
- 167.1 cases per 100,000 Ohioans (updated weekly on Thursdays and can be found HERE)
- More data is available on the COVID-19 Dashboard HERE.
CONDENSED HEALTH ORDER
- Governor DeWine announced today that the Ohio Department of Health will issue a simplified health order that streamlines previous orders into a single order that underscores the most important tenants of infection prevention.
- Both the Director's Order for Social Distancing, Facial Coverings, and Non-Congregating and the Director's Order Rescinding Various Orders are attached.
HIGH SCHOOL VACCINATIONS
- Governor DeWine 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.
- Today's announcement follows last week's announcement that vaccination clinics will be offered at all higher education campuses in the coming weeks.
- As part of the Ohio Department of Medicaid’s managed care overhaul, Governor DeWine announced the “Resilience through Integrated Systems and Excellence (OhioRISE) program.
- The program will feature new, intensive, community-based services that will serve youth in their homes and communities, rather than in congregate settings that can be far away from a child’s home and support system.
- Over the next ten months, Aetna Better Health of Ohio will work with the Ohio Department of Medicaid and the Family and Children First Cabinet Council to launch OhioRISE to serve all of Ohio’s eligible children.
- To enroll in OhioRISE, children must be Medicaid eligible, have significant behavioral health needs, and require enhanced services.
CASE DATA & VACCINE INFORMATION
- In-depth COVID-19 data for Ohio: coronavirus.ohio.gov.
- Ohio's central scheduling system: gettheshot.coronavirus.ohio.gov
- Ohio mass vaccination information: coronavirus.ohio.gov/massvaccinationclinics
- All vaccine providers: vaccine.coronavirus.ohio.gov
- More vaccine information: coronavirus.ohio.gov/vaccine
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 UCTech@jfs.ohio.gov.