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OSU Mansfield Students, Staff Can Enter The Buckeye Vax Sweepstakes

19 Jul , 2021  

Special to 1812Blockhouse

To further encourage the Ohio State community to be vaccinated against COVID-19, the university will be distributing $50,000 in prizes to students, faculty and staff who have received their shots.

All OSU campuses are eligible.

Throughout August, the university will conduct weekly drawings for prizes that include gift cards, football season tickets and annual parking permits. More than 65% of returning students, faculty and staff have completed their vaccinations, and the number continues to rise as more individuals share their information. More…

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Vaccination Check-In

24 Jun , 2021  

By 1812Blockhouse

It has been three weeks since was have reviewed current COVID-19 vaccination numbers as released by the Ohio Department of Health.

We have been regularly updating our readers over the last few months with the latest statistics related to how many Richland Countians are being vaccinated, and how those figures compare to contiguous counties.

With the releasing of most health and safety guidelines, the pandemic may not be in the news as much as it has been, but COVID-19 is still real and still poses a health risk to Ohioans. With that in mind, we thought that we would check in with the Department of Health to verify where the effort to vaccinate stands locally. More…

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Public Health Officials Try To Battle The Misinformation Pandemic

9 Jun , 2021  

By Marty Schladen, Ohio Capital Journal

Ohio continues to get good news in its fight against coronavirus. On Saturday, the infection rate dropped to less than 50 cases per 100,000 Ohioans.

That’s the rate Gov. Mike DeWine originally set for removing COVID-related health orders, although he backed off of it as federal authorities eased masking guidance. The rate is a far, far cry from the 900 cases per 100,000 Ohio was seeing in mid-December, Ohio Department of Health Chief Medical Officer Bruce Vanderhoff said Monday.

But Vanderhoff and his colleagues warned that rampant misinformation about vaccines threatens progress against the disease — especially in certain pockets of the Buckeye State. More…

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Checking In On Vaccinations

5 Jun , 2021  

By 1812Blockhouse

It has been a couple of weeks since we checked in on vaccination levels and shared that information with our readers.

COVID-19 is still a menace in Richland County, with additional cases being reported each week. In previous posts, we have shared information on how our county is faring, vaccine-wise, with the State of Ohio in general and with our neighboring counties in specific.

As in those posts, the current numbers are a bit of a mixed bag.

The State of Ohio shared this week that More than 50 percent of Ohio’s adult population has received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, however, Governor DeWine encouraged more Ohioans, especially those in the 18-59 age-range, to get vaccinated. More…

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Four Of Ten Ohioans, Three Out Of Ten Richland Countians Fully Vaccinated

27 May , 2021  

By 1812Blockhouse

It has been some time since we have checked in on COVID-19 vaccination rates for Richland Countians.

As with statistics across the state, numbers have continued to rise slowly as a result of incentives, such as the “vax a million” lottery, as well as programs designed to provide easy transportation to vaccination locations.

On Wednesday, the Ohio Department of Health reported that some 5,229,367 Ohioans have had at least one dose of a vaccine. That number represents 44.74% of the population.

Currently, over 25,000 residents of Ohio are getting a vaccine daily. More…

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Not Just A Lottery: States, Cities Incentivize Vaccinations

23 May , 2021  

NOTE: In addition to Ohio’s million dollar vaccination lottery, the first winner of which will be drawn on Monday, many jurisdictions are following suit with incentives. In the last few days, this has included state lotteries announced for New York, Maryland, and Oregon Ohio has seen a dramatic increase in vaccination rates, the local impact of which we will cover tomorrow.

This recent piece in Route Fifty is part of the SoJo Exchange from the Solutions Journalism Network, a nonprofit organization dedicated to rigorous reporting about responses to social problems. The original post can be read here

Boosting Covid-19 Vaccinations with $1 million Prizes, Free Crawfish, Hunting Licenses and More

By Brent Woodie, Route Fifty More…

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Richland County Sees Orange For The First Time In Months

21 May , 2021  

By 1812Blockhouse

The leaves were beginning to turn as summer was making its way head-first into fall.

The COVID-19 pandemic was solidifying its grip on Richland County on October 1, 2020. It was on that date that the county first saw its Public Health Advisory System level go from “Orange” to “Red.”

With the exception of a few weeks when Richland County was pegged with the highest, “Purple” level, Orange status was elusive — until Ohio Department of Health numbers were released on Thursday afternoon. More…

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Governor DeWine Announces End Date for COVID-19 Health Orders

13 May , 2021  

Special to 1812Blockhouse from the Ohio Department of Health

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine on Wednesday announced a series of statewide drawings to provide incentives to Ohioans to get a COVID-19 vaccination. With wide access to the life-saving vaccine to help Ohioans safe, Governor DeWine also announced that most COVID-19 health orders would be removed on June 2. DeWine made the announcements during a statewide address to Ohioans Wednesday evening.

“For a year, Ohioans have made sacrifices to save lives and keep our state moving forward. What you have done has really worked! And now, we have a powerful weapon that is almost 100 percent effective in beating the virus,” Governor DeWine said in his remarks. “Simply put, the vaccine is stronger and better than medical experts ever imagined. And now, everyone 12 and over can use it to protect themselves — to put an invisible shield of protection around themselves. Everyone can now control their own health—their own destiny.” More…

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Richland County Falling Behind In Vaccination Rates

3 May , 2021  

By 1812Blockhouse

Richland County is holding its own in terms of COVID-19 vaccinations taken, at least as compared to other counties in north central Ohio.

Compared to the state as a whole, however, the county is lagging somewhat behind.

As of Sunday, figures released by the Ohio Department of Health show a continued slowing down of the number of Ohioans receiving initial vaccination shots. In fact, this past month show a drop of over 40% in initial vaccinations versus the same figure for March. More…

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County Schools, Nursing Homes COVID Numbers Remain Low

2 May , 2021  

By 1812Blockhouse

Ohio and Richland County’s noticeable turnaround in the number of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations is generally reflected last week in numbers reported by Richland County schools and long-term care facilities.

More…

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Governor Dedicates Tree Grove to Survivors, Victims Of COVID-19

1 May , 2021  

Special to 1812Blockhouse

On Friday, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Ohio Department of Natural Resources Director Mary Mertz dedicated a new memorial tree grove in honor of the victims and survivors of COVID-19 as well as all Ohioans who made personal sacrifices to protect others amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The COVID-19 Pandemic Memorial Grove at Great Seal State Park in Chillicothe includes a grove of 15 newly planted trees surrounding a paved trail. Benches will be added to allow visitors to comfortably reflect on the toll of the pandemic, honor lives lost, pay tribute to courageous frontline workers, and recognize the selfless actions of Ohioans to slow the spread of the coronavirus. More…

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A Bit Of A Better Week For Richland County, COVID-Wise

23 Apr , 2021  

By 1812Blockhouse

As statewide COVID-19 case levels stabilize, Richland County’s reported cases are doing the same.

In fact, the figures released for key trends, as well as for the County’s schools and senior residential facilities, showed some improvement this week.

Thursday is the date when weekly numbers are released by the Ohio Department of Health. Richland County remains at Level 3, or “Red,” under the Ohio Public Health Advisory system. More…

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Mansfield Council Passes Vaccination Resolution

21 Apr , 2021  

By 1822Blockhouse

A resolution seeking the support of Mansfield City Council to encourage city residents to consider COVID-19 vaccination easily passed at Council’s Tuesday evening meeting, but not without a good deal of discussion in Council’s Public Affairs Committee.

The meeting took place in Council Chambers in the Mansfield Municipal Building, the first time that many of that body had met in person since March of last year.

The proposed resolution read:

“The City Council of Mansfield formally urges and encourages those who reside or work in Mansfield and Richland County, OH, to get vaccinated against COVID-19 as quickly as they are eligible to protect themselves, their families, neighbors, co-workers and the public.” More…

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State COVID-19 Numbers Rise, While Richland School Cases Creep Higher

16 Apr , 2021  

By 1812Blockouse

As statewide COVID-19 numbers continue to rise, Richland County’s level of reported school cases is beginning to follow suit, through at a lesser rate.

The county’s long-term residential facilities, however, continue to show few signs of a comparable increase.

Thursday is the date when weekly numbers are released by the Ohio Department of Health. Across the state, this week’s reported levels how increases in both hospitalizations and ICU admissions, while new case and death levels remain relatively level. More…

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Richland County, Area Lagging State In Vaccination Rates

11 Apr , 2021  

By 1812Blockhouse

Richland Countians are receiving at least one dose of any of the available COVID-19 vaccines, as well as those in surrounding counties, at a rate which lags behind state averages.

Statistics reported on Friday by the Ohio Department of Health indicated that 3,985,578 Ohioans have had at least one vaccine shot, representing 34.10% of those eligible. Of those, 2,459,174, or 21.04%, of them have completed their vaccination regimen.

In Richland County, 32,744 people have received at least one shot. This number is approximately 27.03% of those eligible. 18.56%, or 22,487 of those individuals have received either one shot of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine or two shots of the other two major vaccines. More…

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