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  Capacity limits increased at Kentucky stadiums and arenas

Half of all Kentucky adults have gotten at least one vaccine dose.

  No ‘direct evidence’ UC student’s death was from J&J vaccine, coroner says

Budweiser is offering free beer for COVID-19 vaccine recipients

Hamilton Co. Public Health not requiring appointments for vaccines at BOE clinic

University of Cincinnati student’s death after J&J vaccine under investigation

Gov. Beshear urges vaccinations as dreaded 4th wave grows more likely

Ohio’s cases per 100K trending in wrong direction

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  Hamilton Co. holds its first walk-up vaccine clinic

  Couple goes through with Johnson & Johnson vaccine after learning of reported issues

  Johnson & Johnson Special: Experts answer concerning questions

  Vaccine hesitancy dropping in local Black communities, advocates say

  Cintas Center pausing COVID-19 vaccines following Johnson & Johnson announcement

Indiana pausing J&J COVID-19 vaccines ‘out of an abundance of caution’

UC relents, allows dance team to compete in nationals without COVID-19 vaccine, parents say

The CDC and FDA are recommending a pause in the use of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine out of an abundance of caution

  Kentucky pausing use of J&J COVID-19 vaccine

Gov. Andy Beshear is encouraging Kentuckians to get other COVID-19 vaccines, the Pfizer and Moderna

Kroger halts J&J vaccine at clinics

They will continue administering the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines

UK temporarily pausing J&J vaccines

The university said they will continue to administer Pfizer.

  Hamilton Co. Public Health halts use of J&J vaccine out of abundance of caution

  Beshear will lift most health orders at 2.5 million vaccinations: ‘This is our exit strategy’

  Children’s Hospital official confident younger kids eligible for vaccine later this year

Third state temporarily shuts down Johnson & Johnson vaccination site after several people suffer adverse reactions

Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb Vetoes Bill Curtailing Emergency Power

Workers sunbathing outside Tri-State COVID testing site results in shut down

Where to get the vaccine in Cincinnati April 9-13

Appointments are available.

Ohio State Fair won’t be open to the public again this year

The fair will focus on agricultural and educational competitions for exhibitors, their families, and guests.

  Ohio’s path towards normalcy not going in ‘direction we want,’ DeWine says

Getting more people vaccinated is how Ohio gets back on the right path, Gov. Mike DeWine explained.

  Ohio GOP lawmakers want to protect those refusing COVID-19 shot from discrimination

Six of those who introduced the bill have publicly announced they will not get a COVID-19 vaccine.

  Large swaths of rural America are health care deserts with too few primary care doctors, pediatricians, and OB-GYNs to care for residents

In 207 counties in 2018, there wasn’t a family, general or internal medicine doctor – the primary care doctors mainly for adults, according to an InvestigateTV analysis of federal data.

Hamilton County employees notified of date for return to on-site work

Around 4,500 workers across 30 departments could return to on-site work in a matter of weeks.

Hamilton Co. discusses vaccination efforts for college students

Commissioner Denise Driehaus said one in four Hamilton County residents have started receiving COVID-19 vaccinations.

  Ohio woman, 28, reflects on miracle birth during deathly battle with COVID-19

One year later, Megan Sites says she’s just grateful she and her son are alive.

Kentucky Derby: Infield-only general admission tickets go on sale Wednesday

Last year’s event was moved from May for the first time since 1945 to September and held without spectators due to the coronavirus pandemic

  Masks now only recommended in Indiana, statewide mandate ends

Masks will still be required in some places.

Miami University announces COVID-19 vaccination clinics for students

Students will receive information via university email about how to register.

  Another surge not ‘written in stone,’ but COVID decline over in Kentucky

2 in 5 Kentuckians have gotten at least one vaccine dose.

UC changes plan to share student data for COVID-19 vaccinations

Three University of Cincinnati students sought a temporary injunction to stop UC from sharing some 46,000 records including Social Security numbers to what they say is a private healthcare provider, UC Health.

Ohio to issue ‘simplified health order’

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine announced the Ohio Department of Health is consolidating its health orders.

  Kentuckians 16 and older can get vaccinated starting Monday

All Kentuckians age 16 and older can sign up to receive the Pfizer vaccine, and Kentuckians 18 and older will be able to receive the Moderna or Johnson & Johnson vaccines

  Praying the Steps returns to Mt. Adams

The Holy Cross-Immaculata Parish announced the tradition of Praying the Steps will resume this year.

Ohio Attorney General calls on Twitter, eBay, Shopify to combat the sale of fake vaccination cards

Yost said fake vaccination cards are illegal in Ohio.

  VIDEO: Large outdoor crowd at The Banks draws response from Gov. Dewine

“I would not go there.”

  Ohio seeing increased COVID-19 activity, DeWine says

This week, Ohioans 16 and older became eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine.

An Ohio state representative is among those hoping to ban the idea of digital COVID vaccine passports

State Representative Al Cutrona, a Republican for Ohio’s 59th District in Northeast Ohio tells 19 News that as a medical professional he is in favor of Ohioans getting the COVID-19 vaccine, but he doesn’t think anyone should be punished if they don’t get it.

  Clinical trials continue at Cincinnati Children’s as Pfizer says vaccine protects younger kids

The hospital is one of just four sites in the country to begin dosing children ages 5-11.

Vaccination openings at NKY Convention Center; Kentuckians 16 and up eligible Monday

All adults will be eligible next week, putting Kentucky in the home stretch in its fight against COVID-19.

  Indiana opens up COVID-19 vaccine eligibility

Gov. Holcomb will give an update at 2:30 p.m.

Indiana vaccine eligibility opens for Hoosiers 16+

The state is also just days away from lifting the governor’s mask mandate.

  CPS returns to in-person learning Wednesday

The quarter will run through May 27

Ohio Lt. Gov. Jon Husted responds to critics: ‘Wuhan Virus’ tweet ‘had nothing to do with race’

Ohio Lieutenant Governor Jon Husted said that a comment he made via Twitter about the origins of the coronavirus pandemic was not racist in an interview with WCMH, an NBC affiliate in Columbus, Ohio.

Gov. Beshear: ‘This is a race,’ vaccines urged as 41 COVID variant cases reported in Kentucky

Positivity rate based on a seven-day rolling average is now at 2.89%.

Governor to governor: Beshear will ask Holcomb not to lift Indiana’s mask mandate

As of now, Indiana’s mask mandate will expire in early April. Gov. Beshear says that’s concerning for Kentucky.

Praying the Steps returns to Mt. Adams

The Holy Cross-Immaculata Parish announced the tradition of Praying the Steps will resume this year.

Hoosiers ages 30 and up now eligible for COVID-19 vaccine

Hoosiers ages 30 and up are now eligible to get the COVID-19 vaccine, according to the Indiana State Department of Health, ISDH.

  COVID-19 vaccine eligibility in KY expands to those 40 and older

Those who are 40 years of age or older are now eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine in Kentucky.

Ohioans 16 and up now eligible for COVID-19 vaccine

Millions of Ohio residents can now get the vaccine starting Monday

‘So it appears it was the Wuhan Virus after all?’ Ohio Lt. Gov. under fire after tweets on COVID-19 origin

The article he shared is about comments the former director of the CDC made in an interview with CNN.

Why you should hang on to that COVID-19 vaccination card

Once you get your COVID vaccine, doctors say it's important to keep your COVID card in a safe place.

  Mass vaccination site opens in Wilmington

Starting April 1, the Wilmington Air Park will serve as one of 15 mass vaccination sites in Ohio.

  Cincinnati Children’s doctor to speak at White House on vaccine eligibility for people with disabilities

The doctor will speak at a White House COVID-19 Health Equity Task Force on Friday.

‘Let’s not quit early:’ Beshear to extend mask mandate in Kentucky

The governor assured Kentuckians will not be in masks forever.

Kentuckians 40 and up eligible for vaccine next week

“The vaccines are working. They are our ticket out of this.”

  Indiana soon joins list of states lifting mask mandates

Masks will still be required at a few certain locations.

  Indiana’s mask mandate changing to advisory in April, Gov. Holcomb announces

The change will take place in early April.

  Florence Aquatic Center closed for 2021 season

This is the second year in a row COVID-19 restrictions shut down the community pool

School ‘redo bill’ passes KY legislature, gives students option to repeat current grade

SB 128 was passed with bipartisan support and is currently waiting gov. Andy Beshear's signature to become law.

  Commissioner Alicia Reese continues to push for mobile vaccine unit

A proposed mobile unit would be a one-stop COVID-19 clinic that would be able to screen, test, and administer vaccines.

  NKY all yellow in COVID-19 incident rate map; first time since October

The plunging case rates in Northern Kentucky mirror a statewide trend in falling cases of COVID-19. .

  Anyone 16+ eligible for vaccine if providers can’t fill appointments, DeWine says

Those ages 16 and older will become fully eligible next week.

Krispy Kreme offering free doughnuts every day if you’ve been vaccinated

Krispy Kreme is sweetening the idea of getting a COVID-19 vaccine.

UC professor who called COVID-19 ‘the Chinese virus’ asked not to return

The University of Cincinnati did not renew a contract with a professor accused of calling COVID-19 “the Chinese virus” in a September email to a student, according to university spokesperson M.B. Reilly.

  KY, IN expand vaccine eligibility

Starting Monday, anyone 50 or older in Kentucky is eligible to get a COVID-19 vaccine.

Gov. Beshear: 10 straight weeks of declining COVID cases in Ky., 316 new cases Sunday

For the tenth straight week, Governor Andy Beshear announced the commonwealth has posted declining COVID-19 case reports.

  Thousands gathered at NKU for their COVID-19 vaccine

The arena was extremely busy for their first wave of patients.

Local man labeled ‘sickest COVID-19 patient in Midwest’ comes home after nearly 300 days in medical facilities

A local man who was called the “sickest COVID-19 patient in the Midwest” got to come home this week after spending 297 days in medical facilities.

Indiana expands COVID-19 vaccine eligibility to Hoosiers 40 and older starting Monday

The Indiana State Department of Health announced that Hoosiers, 40 years and older, will be able to receive a free COVID-19 vaccine starting Monday.

  High school principal uses funny videos to keep students connected during remote learning

A local high school principal uses humor to engage students who may be learning remotely

  NKU’s BB&T Arena transforming into mass vaccine site

Around 4,000 people are currently scheduled to get their vaccine at the site this weekend.

Ohio’s incident rate, key to dropping health orders, slows decline

Since DeWine announced the incident rate threshold on March 4, the rate has dropped 35.8 points.

Kentucky expands vaccine eligibility, raises curfew for bars and restaurants

The state also released results from a mortality audit that found 604 previously unreported deaths.

  How much longer will we be wearing masks? Experts weigh in

While states like Texas and Mississippi have lifted their mask mandates, leaders here in Hamilton County say we cannot become too relaxed just yet.

  Ohioans 40+ eligible for COVID-19 vaccine starting Friday

According to DeWine, 22 percent of Hamilton County residents have received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.