Ohio Department of Health consolidates health orders as concern regarding variants grows

The new, consolidated health orders will streamline any remaining health orders imposted amid the pandemic.

Jaden Jefferson
1 min readApr 6, 2021


Governor Mike DeWine provides update regarding COVID-19 on Monday, April 5, 2021. (Jaden Jefferson)

TOLEDO, Ohio — Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced Monday that the Ohio Department of Health will issue a simplified health order that streamlines previous orders into a single order that underscores the most important tenants of infection prevention.

“Our understanding of this virus and how it spreads is much more advanced than it was when we first learned about coronavirus in early 2020,” said Governor DeWine. “As we move to begin a new chapter in our fight against the pandemic, where more and more Ohioans are being vaccinated, this new order will focus on our best defense measures against COVID-19, such as wearing a mask, social distancing, limiting large gatherings, being outside, and practicing good hand hygiene.”

In-depth COVID-19 data for Ohio: coronavirus.ohio.gov.

Ohio’s central scheduling system: gettheshot.coronavirus.ohio.gov

Ohio mass vaccination information: coronavirus.ohio.gov/massvaccinationclinics

Vaccine providers: vaccine.coronavirus.ohio.gov

Additional vaccine information: coronavirus.ohio.gov/vaccine

For additional information regarding Ohio’s COVID-19 response, visit coronavirus.ohio.gov or call 1-833-4-ASK-ODH.



Jaden Jefferson

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