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Governor DeWine Press Conference Summary for Tuesday, January 12

Below are the updates from Tuesday’s press conference with Governor DeWine and Lt. Governor Husted. The next press conference is currently scheduled for Thursday, January 14. 

Ohio’s COVID-19 case data:
    *   702,846 confirmed cases
    *   90,092 probable cases
    *   792,938 total cases
    *   41,863 hospitalizations
    *   8,805 confirmed deaths
    *   997 probable deaths
    *   9,802 total deaths
    *   6,237 ICU admissions
    *   More data is available on the COVID-19 Dashboard HERE.

THIS WEEK: The Ohio Department of Health will receive information from the federal government on Ohio's vaccine allotment for the upcoming week. Information will be communicated to local health departments. Each county health department, in partnership with their local emergency management agency and vaccine providers, will communicate vaccine distribution plans with the media and the public on Wednesday and Thursday.

THIS WEEK: On Thursday, the Ohio Department of Health will launch a tool on to assist citizens looking for a provider that has been allotted vaccines. The tool will be searchable by zip code or county, but it will not be updated in real-time. It is critical that those eligible to receive a vaccine consult local sources to determine up-to-date vaccine availability.

WEEK OF JANUARY 18: Vaccine providers will begin receiving their first allotment of vaccines for those ages 80 and older. Vaccines will be delivered on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. Each provider will begin administering vaccines the day after they receive their shipment. All vaccines must be distributed within seven days.

WEEK OF JANUARY 25: Vaccinations are anticipated to begin for those ages 75 and up following the same process outlined above. Vaccinations will also be available to those with severe congenital, developmental, or early-onset medical disorders. Additional information on how these individuals can choose to receive their vaccines is forthcoming.

WEEK OF FEBRUARY 1: Vaccinations are anticipated to begin for those ages 70 and up following the same process outlined above.

WEEK OF FEBRUARY 8: Vaccinations are anticipated to begin for those ages 65 and up following the same process outlined above.

Senior citizens with questions on the vaccination process are urged to contact the Area Agencies on Aging or by calling 1-866-243-5678.

Lt. Governor Husted announced that Southern Ohio Communication Services, Inc., in collaboration with JobsOhio, Ohio Southeast Economic Development (OhioSE) and Pike County Economic & Community Development, plans to invest $3.8 million to provide high-speed Internet service over 64 miles to 1,300 residential and business customers in southern Ohio. Learn more about the announcement HERE.

Lt. Governor Husted also announced that 12 partnerships have been awarded for a total of $2.5 million for the Industry Sector Partnership Award Grant Program. The selected partnerships are located in various regions across Ohio and focus on multiple in-demand industry sectors, including healthcare, information technology, manufacturing, construction and transportation. Learn more about the Industry Sector Partnership Grant by visiting

Attached is the presentation that Governor DeWine used during the press conference. 

Ohioans can apply for unemployment benefits online 24 hours a day, seven days a week, at 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

As always, Coronavirus.Ohio.Gov and the Department of Health hotline, 1-833-4-ASK-ODH are great resources for those who have questions.

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