"This will give anyone not vaccinated time to get the one-shot Johnson and Johnson vaccine or the first dose of Pfizer or Moderna and be well on the way to immunity", he said during a special address to the state.
The UCLA COVID-19 Health and Politics Project found that people said they would be more willing to be vaccinated if offered cash payments of $25 to $100. "It's time. It's time to end the health orders".
He said businesses and schools, as well, will make their own decisions about how to best keep their customers, employees, and students safe.
"In fact, based upon the experiences of other states, we expect that many stores and businesses may require social distancing and may require masking", he said. Citing data from the Cleveland Clinic, almost 100% of those hospitalized recently from the COVID-19 vaccine have been people who were not vaccinated, DeWine said.
Also Wednesday, DeWine spokesperson Dan Tierney confirmed that employees of executive branch agencies - who have been working nearly exclusively from home - would return to their offices in stages beginning July 6.
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"Now, lifting these orders does not mean the virus is gone". "In fact, because the new variant is more contagious, the virus is really more unsafe than ever".
Now public health experts are looking for ways to convince people who are hesitant to get vaccinated against the deadly disease.
Teens under the age of 17 who have been vaccinated will have the opportunity to sign up for a lottery, beginning May 18, that will last for five weeks. The scholarship would include tuition, room and board, and books, DeWine said.
Eligible Ohioans must be 18 or older on the day of drawing and vaccinated before drawing. "This million-dollar drawing idea of yours is a waste of money.' But truly, the real waste at this point in the pandemic - when the vaccine is readily available to anyone who wants it - is a life lost to COVID-19", DeWine said in a tweet announcing the campaign.