Ohio Wesleyan University

Ohio Wesleyan Offers $25,000 in Financial Aid for New, Vaccinated Students

27 Jul , 2021  

By Cole Hatcher

Ohio Wesleyan University is opening its doors wide – with $25,000 scholarships – for new students who wish to attend a campus where all classes are in-person and all students are required to be vaccinated against the coronavirus.

“Currently, only a handful of colleges in Ohio are requiring all students to be vaccinated,” said Stefanie Niles, Ed.D., Ohio Wesleyan’s vice president for enrollment and communications. “We know that many students out there would prefer to live and learn on a campus where they feel safe and where they know they won’t have to experience another year of mask-wearing and social distancing. We can offer that at Ohio Wesleyan.” More…

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Life in Delaware County

Vaccination Check-In

24 Jun , 2021  

By 1808Delaware

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 Delaware 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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Life in Delaware County

Agencies Partner To Provide Vaccine To The Housebound

19 Jun , 2021  

Special to 1808Delaware

The Delaware Public Health District (DPHD), the Delaware County and Delaware City EMS, and aging services provider SourcePoint have joined forces to provide COVID-19 vaccinations to homebound residents and their families throughout the Delaware County area.

This partnership has allowed more than 40 residents, who are unable to leave their home for various reasons, to receive life-saving vaccinations within the comfort of their own homes. EMS officials visit the homes of registered residents, administer COVID-19 vaccinations, and can even connect recipients to other public resources available to them in their community. Both Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson vaccines are offered to those who sign up. Homebound residents can still sign up for a home visit by calling 740-368-1700. More…

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Life in Delaware County

Four Of Ten Ohioans, Five Out Of Ten Delaware Countians Fully Vaccinated

27 May , 2021  

By 1808Delaware

It has been some time since we have checked in on COVID-19 vaccination rates for Delaware 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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Life in Delaware County

Delaware County Still Leading Ohio In Vaccination Rates

3 May , 2021  

By 1808Delaware

Delaware County is still setting the pace in terms of COVID-19 vaccinations taken as compared to other counties in central Ohio and the state as a whole, with the most residents by percentage participating.

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.

As would be expected, however, numbers of second shots of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccines continue strong. It will take another couple of weeks for the current slowdown to be reflected in those figures. More…

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Life in Delaware County

Delaware County Hits Fifty Percent With Initial Vaccinations

24 Apr , 2021  

By 1808Delaware

When the Ohio Department of Health released vaccination rate and total numbers on Friday, Delaware County’s vaccination numbers improved slightly.

In fact, over 50% have now received at least one shot of any of the approved COVID-19 vaccines, the only county in Ohio that can make that claim.

Ohio’s numbers stood as follows:

  • Received first shot – 4,517,359 or 38.65%
  • Completed vaccinations – 3.388,057 or 28.998%

More…

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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

Details Emerge On Proposed Bill To Restrict ‘Vaccine Passports’ In Ohio

13 Apr , 2021  

By Tyler Buchanan, Ohio Capital Journal

Republican-sponsored legislation will seek to prohibit the Ohio government from instituting a “vaccine passport” program, but the drafted proposal does not appear to restrict private businesses from doing so.

Rep. Al Cutrona, R-Canfield, is soon introducing this bill in the Ohio House of Representatives. It has already received support from fellow Republican lawmakers.

The term “vaccine passport” refers to showing proof of COVID-19 vaccination that could allow entry into a given place or public event. The vaccine is optional in Ohio, and Gov. Mike DeWine has given no indication the state government will develop a vaccine passport program here. 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

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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