Gov. Mike DeWine, Lt. Gov. Husted give Thursday COVID-19 update

Posted at 1:27 PM, May 13, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-13 15:12:26-04

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine and Lt. Gov. Jon Husted gave an update on the state's response to the coronavirus pandemic Thursday afternoon.

The briefing was at 2:00 p.m. Watch it in the media player below:

His Thursday briefing comes after his prime-time address Wednesday evening when he announced all COVID-19 health orders would be lifted on June 2.

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DeWine also announced that beginning on Wednesday, May 26, and continuing for five Wednesdays, Ohioans who received at least one dose of the vaccine would be eligible to enter one of two drawings - one for those under 17, and the other for all adults in Ohio.

For residents under 17 who have been vaccinated, the winner of the drawing will receive a full, four-year scholarship to a State of Ohio university. The scholarship would include tuition, room and board, and books, DeWine said.

An online portal to register for this drawing will open up on May 18.

In a separate drawing for Ohio adults who have received at least their first dose of the vaccine, the prize will be $1 million.

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