Get a COVID-19 vaccine, win $1 million in this state

Get a COVID-19 vaccine, win $1 million in this state

Gov. Mike DeWine today lifted all health orders related to the COVID-19 pandemic, except those for nursing homes and assisted living facilities, effective June 2.

"And so now, let's talk about the health orders". "You've done what we've asked".

"I know that some of you are shaking your head and saying, 'That Mike DeWine, he's insane".

Also, on Wednesday, May 26th, there will be a drawing for 17 years old and under who have been vaccinated, and the victor will receive a full, four-year scholarship to a State of OH university. "You've bravely fought this virus", The governor said in a Wednesday night statewide address.

West Virginia announced last week that residents ages 16 to 35 would be eligible to receive a $100 savings bond if they get vaccinated.

DeWine made the announcement even though his previous goal for dropping the orders hadn't been reached.

"According to the CDC, Ohio's cases per 100,000 have averaged the past week as the lowest of all our neighboring states and that, that is great news", he said.

Lifting the mandates does not mean the virus is gone or that everyone is safe, DeWine added. His speech came only a few weeks before fellow GOP lawmakers could have voted to immediately remove all mandates, per a bill passed earlier this year over the governor's veto. House Republicans signaled their intention to introduce a resolution Wednesday in preparation for a June 23 vote.

"Ohioans care about getting their businesses open and doing other things that will allow some freedom", Huffman said. DeWine was one of six governors, including Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker, who met with President Biden yesterday to talk about ways to increase vaccinations. We will have further, specific details tomorrow and in the days ahead.

More than 4.2 million people in OH had completed the vaccination process as of Tuesday, or about 36% of the population.

Between Tuesday and Wednesday mornings, another 30,738 Ohioans completed their vaccine - receiving either second doses of Pfizer or Moderna or the single-dose Johnson & Johnson shot.

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