OHA, OCHA Encourage Ohio Schools to Consider Mask Requirement as COVID Hospitalizations Rise

OHA in partnership with the Ohio Children’s Hospital Association on Dec. 29 shared a letter with the DeWine Administration asking for distribution to all Ohio school superintendents, administrators and school board members encouraging a masking policy to help limit community spread of COVID-19. The letter was signed by Ohio’s three COVID-19 Zone Leads and the CEOs of the state’s six children’s hospitals. Read the full letter here
 
Hospitalizations in the state continue to rise as the Omicron variant spreads throughout the state. One in three patients in Ohio hospitals are COVID-19 positive. OHA’s COVID-19 Hospitalization Dashboard features Ohio hospitals' inpatient and ICU counts for COVID-19 as well as data trends related to age groups of COVID-19 hospitalizations in Ohio.