Turning Point | Photo by Cheyenne Waddell | Edited by Jessica Fugett | The Wright State Guardian
A statewide address was delivered on March 4 by Gov. Mike DeWine where he thoroughly discussed Ohio’s plan to lift all health orders.
Being on the offensive
DeWine plans to lift all health orders once active coronavirus cases get to 50 per 100,000 people.
“We have the most efficient, effective, the most powerful weapon, and that is the vaccine,” DeWine said.
In Ohio, more than 1.8 million have been vaccinated, but DeWine still stresses the need to get more vaccinations out to Ohioans.
Wright State Physician’s first vaccine clinic
On March 13, Wright State Physicians (WSP) held its first vaccine clinic. That same week the Geriatrics Department administered 35 Covid-19 vaccines to their home-bound patients.
Director of Practice Operations Pamela Kadrovach is excited about WSP doing its part to vaccinate the community.
“It is exciting to think of health protocols being lifted and life returning to ‘normal.’ The key to keeping our community, city, state, and nation healthy is reaching that “herd immunity,” Kadrovach said.
Kadrovach urges those who are not yet eligible for the vaccine to continue following protocol and safety guidelines.
“We have been able to resume some activities with the protocols and we need to continue to think of new ways to get back to normal and remain safe,” Kadrovach said.
WSU Summer and Fall Semesters
As the state of Ohio begins to implement change, so does WSU.
In an email addressed to the WSU community, President Sue Edwards emphasizes the need to welcome students back to campus.
“The university is basing this decision on current public health projections that the majority of the population will be vaccinated,” Edwards said.
Small-group orientation and in-person tours are also expected this upcoming summer.
“I remain very optimistic and enthused to continue planning toward the return of our campus community,” Edwards said.
For those wanting to be scheduled or placed on a waitlist for a Covid-19 vaccine at Wright State Physicians (WSP) please call 937.245.7200.