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Columbus City Schools are proceeding with plans to reopen under a blended learning model for some students February 1st -- before staff is vaccinated.  

State health officials report nearly 5-thousand new cases of COVID-19 in the past 24-hours, and 55 newly recorded deaths. 

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The next shipment of COVID-19 vaccines to Ohio will fall well below the number of doses needed to immunize the next eligible group.

Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

The Columbus and Franklin County public health departments will receive limited doses of COVID-19 vaccine next week to administer to seniors 80 years of age and older.

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OSU Medical Center officials say the Schottenstein Center will serve as a mass COVID-19 vaccination site.

It may seem counterintuitive, but health officials say that even after you get vaccinated against COVID-19, you still need to practice the usual pandemic precautions, at least for a while. That means steering clear of crowds, continuing to wear a good mask in public, maintaining 6 feet or more of distance from people outside your household and frequently washing your hands. We talked to infectious disease specialists to get a better understanding of why.

Why do I have to continue with precautions after I've been vaccinated?

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The number of new COVID-19 cases in Ohio jumped significantly on Thursday, the first surge since the Christmas and New Year's holiday. 

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Ohio Governor Mike DeWine says the state will move to the second phase of COVID-19 vaccine distribution in two weeks.

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4,856 Ohioans in nursing homes and long term care facilities have died of COVID-19, well over half of the state’s overall death total.

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Ohio’s nursing home residents and workers are among the first in the state to be offered the new COVID-19 vaccines.

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Health care workers, seniors living in congregate settings and first responders in Ohio are getting COVID-19 vaccines now. 

Ohio Public Radio

The first COVID-19 vaccines for residents and staff at nursing homes and long-term care facilities are being shot into arms around Ohio today.

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Hundreds of doctors, and nurses around the state are receiving the first round of the COVID-19 vaccine.

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Ohio is expected to get about a half million doses of COVID-19 vaccines during the next month.

Ohio Department of Health / coronavirus.ohio.gov

While state and local health officials continue to struggle with a backlog of some 75-hundred COVID-19 antigen tests, the Ohio Department of Health reported over 66-hundred new cases Monday afternoon, and recorded 30 new deaths from COVID-19. 

Dan Skinner (follow here) talks with three public health law experts from Ohio State University's Moritz College of Law: Patricia Zettler (top left), Efthimios Parasidis (bottom left), and Micah Berman (bottom right).

Top officials from Operation Warp Speed, the government's program to fast-track the development and delivery of COVID-19 vaccines, announced they've allocated 6.4 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines to states based on their total populations.

Ohio is planning to receive the first batch of the COVID-19 vaccine around December 15, with another batch coming a week later.