Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and First Lady Fran DeWine visited the Ross County Health District COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic at the OHIO Chillicothe Shoemaker Center earlier this morning. Governor DeWine was upbeat and hopeful in his outlook for summer. But, he continued to stress the importance of getting the vaccine, wearing masks, and social distancing.
"You're going to see county fairs - the Ross County Fair will be occurring, you're going to see people at baseball games, family reunions, Memorial Day will be a lot different than it was last year. Fourth of July will be a lot different, so I'm looking forward to a very good summer," Governor DeWine stated. "The guidance now is basically, you can do about anything, but wear a mask...we expect that if people continue to get vaccinated and the variants don't flare up and cause huge problems, we think things will be a lot better in May, June, July."
According to the COVID-19 vaccinations reported to Ohio Department of Health, Ross county has administered approximately 15,049 shots up through the week of March 8th (source: odh.ohio.gov). Governor DeWine helped establish a goal that would lift all health orders throughout the state once new cases drop to 50 or below per 100,000 people for two weeks.
The Governor's wife, Fran, passed out homemade buckeyes to patients and offered encouraging words to those in attendance.