Life in Delaware County

Delaware Public Health Announces COVID Clinic Schedule; Volunteers Sought

15 Apr , 2021  

By 1808Delaware

The Delaware Public Health District has announced dates and locations for upcoming COVID-19 vaccination clinics beginning on April 14.

These clinics, which are not walk-in and require and appointment, will be held on Wedesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays on the following basis:

Wednesdays: Powell City Hall, 47 Hall Street, Powell — Walk-thru

Thursdays: SourcePoint, 800 Cheshire Road, Delaware — Walk-thru More…

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Life in Delaware County

Delaware County Leads State, Area In Vaccination Rates

11 Apr , 2021  

By 1808Delaware

Delaware Countians are obtaining at least one dose of any of the available COVID-19 vaccines at a quicker rate than anywhere else in Ohio.

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 Delaware County, 91,157 people have received at least one shot. This number is approximately 43.58% of those eligible. 24.90%, or 52,087 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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Life in Delaware County

Increase In Indicators Not Reflected In School, Long-Term Care Case Numbers

9 Apr , 2021  

By 1808Delaware

While there is a noticeable turnaround in the recent decline of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations, that change has not been reflected in numbers reported by Delaware County schools and long-term care facilities over the same period.

The number of new weekly infections has increased in the last two weeks, from 458 over the two weeks before April 1 to 497 in the two weeks before April 8. Also, one of the Ohio Public Health Advisory System indicators have been triggered again — the number of outpatient visits. More…

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Life in Delaware County

Monies Awarded To Delaware Airport

9 Apr , 2021  

This week, U.S. Senator Rob Portman applauded the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) award of more than $30 million to Ohio airports to provide economic relief from COVID-19.

Locally, the Delaware Municipal Airport/Jim Moore Field received $23,000 of these funds.

The Airport Coronavirus Relief Program was created through the bipartisan, bicameral COVID-19 relief package within the end-of-year spending agreement. Senator Portman played a key role in negotiating the legislation through the bipartisan 908 Coalition, which proposed a $908 billion package that included this critical relief for airports and served as a basis for the final package. More…

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Life in Delaware County

Some COVID-19 Restrictions Disappear As Case Levels Rise

6 Apr , 2021  

By 1808Delaware; State of Ohio

There’s a bit of reverse directioning going on.

As COVID-19 case numbers are again on the rise in Ohio, Governor DeWine announced on Monday that many restrictions to prevent more infections are going away while certain others, such as mask wearing, are continuing.

Welcome to the latest chapter in a year-long set of moves to address the pandemic.

Changes announced will impact mass gatherings, including sporting events, fairs, festivals, theatres, etc.. Most will now allow these to take place while maintaining limitations on social distancing and other safety measures. More…

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Life in Delaware County

DeWine Channels Vaccines To Colleges, Workplaces To Speed Up Rollout

5 Apr , 2021  

By Jake Zuckerman, Ohio Capital Journal

Ohio will surge doses into college campuses and private workplaces as an effort to speed up the COVID-19 vaccine rollout, Gov. Mike DeWine announced late last week.

Starting this week, the goal is to provide mostly Johnson & Johnson vaccines to any Ohio college student who wants one, DeWine said. Unlike the two other available vaccines from Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna, Johnson & Johnson’s only requires one dose and standard refrigeration. The other two vaccines require ultracold storage and a two-dose series, posing storage, transportation and scheduling difficulties.

Additionally, DeWine said vaccine providers can take up to 25% of their weekly dosage allocation to vaccinate their own employees or those of other businesses or labor unions starting April 12. Ohioans aged 16 and up are currently eligible for vaccination. More…

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Life in Delaware County

Delaware County Setting The Statewide Pace For Vaccinations

4 Apr , 2021  

By 1808Delaware

The number of Delaware Countians obtaining at least one dose of any of the available COVID-19 vaccines, as well as those in surrounding counties, is substantially above the state average.

Statistics reported on Saturday by the Ohio Department of Health indicated that 3,647,477 Ohioans have had at least one vaccine shot, representing 39.1% of those eligible. Of those, 2,135,650, or 18.27%, have completed their vaccination regimen.

In Delaware County, 81,607 have received at least one shot. This number is approximately 39.01% of those eligible. 21.49%, or 44,943, have received either one shot of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine or two shots of the other two major vaccines, and thereby completed their vaccination. More…

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Life in Delaware County

This Week’s COVID-19 Case, Vaccine Numbers From Delaware Public Health District

1 Apr , 2021  

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Life in Delaware County, Schools

Latest School, Care Center, Vaccinations Numbers For Ohio, County

27 Mar , 2021  

By 1808Delaware

The Ohio Department of Health has released the most recent numbers related to COVID-19 cases in Ohio’s school and long-term care facilities, as well as for the pace of vaccinations.

Not surprisingly, the age group leading the charge of vaccination in Ohio are in the 70 to 74 age bracket; some 71.28% of Ohioans in that category have had at least one vaccination.

Here are the numbers for Ohio and Delaware County: More…

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Life in Delaware County

Delaware Council Hears CARES Funds Update

23 Mar , 2021  

By 1808Delaware

In the flurry of activity at the end of 2020, as CARES Act monies related to COVID-19 flowed from Washington D.C. and Columbus, the City of Delaware entered into collaborative efforts to make a difference for residents and businesses.

At its regular meeting on Monday evening, Delaware City Council had the opportunity to garner an update on how those monies were spent. Present for that purpose was Tim Wilson, Executive Director of the Delaware County Convention and Visitors Bureau/Destination Delaware, and Brandon Feller, President of United Way of Delaware County.

Wilson shared that in October, in the heart of the shutdowns, he had meetings with City officials, including Assistant City Manager Kyle Kridler, to discuss possible business advocacy marketing for Delaware retail businesses. More…

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Life in Delaware County

DeWine: GOP Bill To Limit Orders Threatens Ohioans In Crises

23 Mar , 2021  

By FARNOUSH AMIRI and ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS Report for America/Associated Press

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Gov. Mike DeWine predicted a chaotic future for Ohio in a letter Monday pleading with fellow Republican lawmakers to compromise on a health bill that would handicap the state’s ability to issue any orders during an emergency on the same day the state surpassed 1 million COVID-19 cases.

The Republican governor vowed on Tuesday to veto a bill that was passed by the GOP-controlled Legislature earlier this month. The promise came hours after he issued a five-page letter outlining how the proposal would impede the administrative branch’s ability to protect Ohioans, not only during the coronavirus pandemic but also amid weather emergencies, food contaminations, prison riots or terrorist attacks. More…

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Life in Delaware County

Delaware County Setting The Vaccination Pace In Central Ohio

22 Mar , 2021  

By 1808Delaware

Numbers shared on Friday by the Ohio Department of Health suggest that Delaware Countians are taking vaccination against COVID-19 very seriously.

Across Ohio, 2,730,835 people — or 23.36% of the population — have taken at least one shot of an authorized vaccine; 1,565.614 people have completed that process (one or two shots depending on the vaccine). That represents 13.39% of Ohioans.

A small portion of those represent shot takers whose residency was not reported or who are residents of other states. More…

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