DeWine has identified teachers and school personnel necessary for in-person learning as part of the Ohio COVID-19 vaccination program.
He says this action is necessary in order for Ohio schools to return to in-person learning, either full-time or utilizing a hybrid model, by March 1.
“Vaccine is incredibly scarce, and we simply don’t have enough to vaccinate everyone at the same time. Therefore, this will be a rolling process, just like it has been during other vaccination phases, with a goal of administering all first doses by March 1st,” Governor DeWine said in a press release. “This rollout schedule is a heavy logistical lift that aims to ensure the maximum number of people can be vaccinated in the shortest amount of time.”
DeWine says this plan makes the vaccination process simple for school employees. It is organized to allow most K-12 staff members to be vaccinated within seven days of their assigned vaccination start date.
School administrators will provide more information about the locations and times of vaccination sites.
The governor’s office has provided vaccine distribution schedules by county and the week when teachers and personnel are able to begin vaccinations:
- Week One (Beginning February 1st)
- Week Two (Beginning February 8th)
- Week Three (Beginning February 15th)
- Week Four (Beginning February 22nd)