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With the expiration of statewide pandemic health orders, many businesses from the Crew to the Columbus Zoo no longer require masks, at least for people who are fully vaccinated.  But doctors say there are people who should still be wearing face masks. Ohio Public Radio's Jo Ingles reports.

It appears the pace of COVID-19 vaccinations is slowing down in Ohio, while the rate of new cases remains stubbornly high.

Franklin County has returned to the highest level of threat on the state's color-coded Public Health Advisory map.  

State health officials reported 2,742 new cases of COVID-19 in the past hours and 111 new admissions to hospitals. The number of people currently hospitalized with coronavirus has risen to nearly 12-hundred, the highest since the beginning of March.