CEDARVILLE, Ohio — Editor's note: the video in the player above is from March 7, 2021.
Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Lt. Gov. Jon Husted will hold a press briefing at 2 p.m. ET on Monday to address the state's response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
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As Ohio continues its fight to bring an end to the ongoing pandemic, the rollout of the coronavirus vaccine remains of the utmost importance. Last week, Ohio began Phase 1C of its rollout, which included new eligibility for pregnant women and people 60 years old and older.
Speaking in Dayton on Monday, DeWine revealed that Ohio's statewide registration website went live at 9 a.m. Monday's press briefing will likely contain additional information regarding the website and process.
'Building a bridge'
Last week, DeWine stated that Ohio was "building a bridge" from the coronavirus pandemic and back to a more normal way of life. As a part of that process, the Ohio Governor announced that he would drop all COVID-19-related health orders once the state reached 50 cases per 100,000 residents for a two-week period.
While Ohio isn't quite there yet, the hope is that it's continuing its progress toward that goal. Monday's press briefing should provide an update on where Ohio stands and how much work it still has to do.
One year later
As DeWine noted last week, it's now been one year since the state began issuing cancellations and restrictions due to the coronavirus, including the cancellation of the Arnold Sports Classic in Columbus. This week will mark additional one-year milestones for the state, providing DeWine with an opportunity to reflect on what's now been a year unlike any other.