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Governor DeWine Press Conference Summary for Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Below are the updates from Governor DeWine’s press conference. The next press conference is currently scheduled for Thursday April 29th at 2:00pm. 

Here’s the news from today:

 *   Ohio’s COVID-19 case data is below:
    *   897,574 confirmed cases
    *   169,688 probable cases
    *   1,067,262 total cases
    *   55,992 hospitalizations
    *   19,188 Ohio resident deaths
    *   19,186 deaths in State of Ohio
    *   7,749 ICU admissions
    *   185.8 cases per 100,000 Ohioans (updated weekly on Thursdays and can be found HERE
    *   More data is available on the COVID-19 Dashboard HERE.


Governor DeWine today announced that any Ohioan who has been fully vaccinated will no longer have to quarantine if they are exposed to someone with COVID-19. This health order applies to all adults, except those who are in nursing homes, assisted living facilities, or other congregate care settings.

Nursing homes and long-term care facilities, including staff and residents, should continue to quarantine following CDC guidance.

An individual is considered fully vaccinated two weeks after their second dose of Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccines or two weeks after the single dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

As of today, 4.6 million Ohioans have received their first vaccine, and 3.6 million are fully vaccinated.

The health order is forthcoming.


Ohio's Mass Vaccination Clinic at Cleveland State University's Wolstein Center will now accept walk-ins and will offer first doses of the Pfizer vaccine this week and next week.

Walk-ins are welcome from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Ohioans are still encouraged to visit to look for open appointments or call 833-4-ASK-ODH to book an appointment over the phone.


Lt. Governor Jon Husted provided an update on Ohio’s economic landscape related to the recently announced 2020 Census count, the state’s current unemployment rate and workforce development efforts.

Presently, on, there are 180,773 total jobs available and 92,866 of those jobs have a salary of over $50,000.

Additionally, workforce development programs, such as TechCred and IMAP, aim to upskill Ohioans, making businesses and the state more competitive.


Governor DeWine announced the Ohio Department of Health is rescinding the September 24, 2020 order that gave guidelines for indoor and outdoor visitation at intermediate care facilities.

Intermediate care facilities should now follow current guidance from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to determine appropriate access to the facility and resident visitation.


The Ohio Department of Health, Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities, and Community Centers for the Deaf have translated important COVID-19 vaccination guidance and information into American Sign Language.

These video segments are now available at


In-depth COVID-19 data for Ohio:

Ohio's central scheduling system:

Ohio mass vaccination information:

All vaccine providers:

More vaccine information:

Click HERE to access the slides that were used during the Governor's 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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