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Public health officials discuss University COVID response, vaccinations

Published: January 27, 2021 Author: Staff reports

During a Facebook Live event Wednesday, Ohio University and local public health officials discussed the ongoing vaccination campaign, COVID protocols that OHIO students and employees can participate in to assure their health and safety, and the partnership between OHIO, Athens City-County Health Department and OhioHealth to keep the community safe and combat COVID-19. 

The panel discussion can be viewed on the Ohio University YouTube channel and below. 


The discussion featured Dr. Gillian Ice, special assistant to the president for public health operations at Ohio University; Ken Johnson, executive dean and chief medical affairs officer at Ohio University; and Jack Pepper, administrator of the Athens City-County Health Department. 

Samantha Pelham, OHIO media relations specialist, moderated the panel discussion, which included questions from the general public posted to OHIO’s social media channels. 

Panel discussions on topical issues, which include opportunities for University and community engagement, are hosted regularly on the University's Facebook and YouTube pages. 

For more information about the University’s coronavirus response, visit the Be Safe Bobcats website