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Gov. Mike DeWine to hold COVID-19 news conference



You possibly can stream the information convention at WKYC.com, the WKYC app, Fb Dwell, and YouTube.

CEDARVILLE, Ohio — Gov. Mike DeWine and Lt. Gov. Jon Husted are scheduled to carry a coronavirus briefing this afternoon at 2:00 p.m.

You possibly can stream the information convention at WKYC.com, the WKYC app, Fb Dwell, and YouTube. 

Listed here are a few of the subjects that may doubtless be mentioned by DeWine and Husted, inclulding one which has little to do with the continuing pandemic.

REACTION TO US CAPITOL RIOTS

Each DeWine and Husted have been among the many Ohio politicians to weigh in on the riot that passed off on the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday.

In an interview with 3News’ Russ Mitchell, DeWine expressed unhappiness and frustration at what occurred in Washington. “This isn’t the best way democracy works. Even individuals who imagine President Trump ought to have been elected or was elected cannot be in favor of this,” DeWine mentioned. “It appeared like one thing that got here out of a Third World nation, not the US of America.”

As well as, DeWine was requested about President Trump’s video message to his supporters, urging them to go dwelling however referring to them as ‘very particular individuals,’ with extra false claims concerning the presidential election. “The assertion from the president would’ve actually have been higher if it simply was a name to go dwelling. That is what the assertion ought to have mentioned,” DeWine said. 

So far as how accountable Trump is for the violence that passed off on the Capitol, DeWine said that ‘historical past will determine how a lot accountability’ that the president can have.

PROCESS OF RETURNING TO IN-PERSON CLASSES

Throughout his COVID-19 briefing on Tuesday, Gov. Mike DeWine said that amongst his objectives of the primary two phases of the COVID-19 vaccination roll out is to assist get youngsters in Ohio again to in-person college studying by March 1. He additionally introduced that the vaccination of these in Part 1B — which incorporates all academics and employees at Ok-12 colleges planning to reopen for in-person studying — will start in roughly two weeks.

In an interview with 3News’ Maureen Kyle on Wednesday, DeWine laid out his plan for find out how to make his purpose of getting youngsters again at school doable by March 1.

“We will ship a letter out this week asking colleges to signal it if they comply with be open,” DeWine defined. “Many colleges are nonetheless open, they’ve by no means shut. Some have been hybrid, others have not opened in any respect. However for them to have their staff be eligible for a shot, they are going to should say that they are going to open up.”

PUBLIC HEALTH ADVISORY SYSTEM

As he does every Thursday, DeWine will reveal Ohio’s newest Public Well being Advisory System regarding the coronavirus. 

Ohio Division of Well being Chief Medical Officer Dr. Bruce Vanderhoff mentioned on Tuesday that the state “is using a really excessive wave of COVID-19. Our testing positivity is climbing, hospitalizations throughout the state (which had dropped) have now jumped again up. Ohio now has 3x the hospitalizations we had on Nov. 1 and virtually 7x the quantity from Oct. 1.”

It is possible for you to to stream DeWine’s full press briefing within the video participant above starting at 2 p.m. ET.




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