Coronavirus testing

Vaccine numbers continue to jump, 600K more Ohioans to become eligible, but not prisoners

BY: - March 2, 2021

Ohio is seeing another big jump in the number of doses of coronavirus vaccine coming into the state. That’s allowing another large group to become eligible to receive it. However, one group — the incarcerated — won’t be. Gov. Mike DeWine on Monday announced that 96,000 doses of the newly approved Johnson & Johnson vaccine […]

Ohio to boost rapid, at-home coronavirus testing

BY: - January 22, 2021

As Ohio struggles with a painfully limited supply of coronavirus vaccine, it is spending $50 million on rapid, at-home tests in order to quickly detect hot spots as they emerge. Gov. Mike DeWine on Thursday announced the deal to purchase 2 million of the BinaxNow tests manufactured by Abbott Laboratories. A digital health platform called […]

COVID-19 in Ohio continues to spiral, DeWine urges compliance, outlines possible steps

BY: - November 13, 2020

The spread of coronavirus in Ohio appears to be spinning out of control, prompting Gov. Mike DeWine to announce additional measures to enforce mask orders and raise the possibility of again shutting down bars and restaurants.

Ohio tries to fill economic vacuum left by feds

BY: - October 21, 2020

Ohio tries to fill economic vacuum left by feds

DeWine says his administration wants ideas about how to help distressed Ohioans

BY: - August 26, 2020

Ohio Go.v Mike DeWine says he's focused on helping low-income and minority Ohioans through coconavirus crisis.

Trying to avoid the fray, DeWine pleads for federal help for cities and states

BY: - August 14, 2020

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine on Thursday tried to stay out of Washington's political battles while making an impassioned plea for federal assistance to state and local governments.

Records: Ohio Medicaid leaders showed little enthusiasm to support coronavirus testing at pharmacies

BY: - August 4, 2020

The Ohio Department of Medicaid is struggling to implement a system to reimburse community pharmacists to test millions of the state’s poorest people for coronavirus.  While the reasons for the problems have not been fully explained, difficulty getting supplies appears to be one.  But another cause might be that at least into June, senior leaders […]

DeWine seeks to rally Ohioans, offers no new orders in response to coronavirus surge

BY: - July 15, 2020

In the face of an alarming rise in the number of coronavirus cases, Gov. Mike DeWine took to the airwaves Wednesday evening to make an impassioned plea for Ohioans to do what they can to slow the spread of the disease.  However, the governor didn’t issue any new health orders intended to bring that about. […]

Catching Our Eye: Black infant mortality, delays in COVID-19 testing, DeWine critics

BY: - July 14, 2020

Black infant mortality. The Cincinnati Enquirer’s Terry DeMio is reporting, “Black infant deaths dive to new low in Hamilton County.” Deaths of Black babies before age 1 plummeted to a never-before-seen low in Hamilton County last year as community partners became laser-focused on health disparities for them and their moms. “Using the language of racism is very important,” […]

Divided party saps DeWine response to spreading coronavirus

BY: and - July 10, 2020

The spread of coronavirus continued across Ohio Thursday as Gov. Mike Dewine also continued his struggle to communicate the seriousness of the crisis over the din of influential voices in his own party. Another 1,150 cases were reported Thursday, continuing a steep, upward trend over the past three weeks. Five new counties were added to […]

With coronavirus spiking, DeWine praises mask mandate but won’t announce his own

BY: - July 3, 2020

An alarming uptick in Ohio coronavirus numbers continued into the Independence Day weekend. But while Gov. Mike DeWine on Thursday praised orders in hard-hit Ohio cities to require masks in public places, he wouldn’t impose one statewide — at least not yet. Due to technical problems, new 24-hour data on the spread of coronavirus were […]

Ohio Medicaid begins laying out plans for coronavirus testing at pharmacies

BY: - July 1, 2020

Ohio Medicaid Director Maureen Corcoran on Tuesday described plans for Ohio pharmacies to begin testing one of the state’s most vulnerable populations — the poor — for the novel coronavirus. The plans come as data about the virus from Ohio and elsewhere show a worrying trend.  In Ohio, the number of new cases has for […]