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Gov. DeWine to lift COVID-19 state of emergency Friday

In a press conference Thursday, Gov. Mike DeWine announced the ending of Ohio’s COVID-19 State...
In a press conference Thursday, Gov. Mike DeWine announced the ending of Ohio’s COVID-19 State of Emergency health orders Friday.(CDC)
Updated: Jun. 17, 2021 at 10:40 AM EDT
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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WXIX) - Gov. Mike DeWine announced the state of emergency in Ohio caused by the COVID-19 pandemic will end on Friday, June 18.

DeWine is still encouraging people to stay vigilant due to variants and a possible resurgence, “people who are not vaccinated still run a significant risk.”

The State of Emergency order was originally signed on March 9, 2020.

The governor also announced that regulations at nursing homes and assisted living will be lifted. The only regulation that remains is unvaccinated employees will continue to be tested for COVID-19.

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