Ohio COVID-19 Orders To Be Lifted, $1 Million Giveaway Announced!

Patch.com, By Chris Mosby, Posted May 19th 2021

And you can win $1 million for getting vaccinated.

Ohio is lifting all of its remaining health orders, Gov. Mike DeWine announced last Wednesday evening.

“There comes a time when individual responsibility must take hold,” DeWine said.

All remaining health orders will be removed June 2. During those three weeks, DeWine said, Ohioans should get vaccinated against the virus, if they have not yet done so.

The governor noted that individual school districts and businesses can continue implementing their own health mandates, regardless of state level mandates.

While he announced the removal of all remaining health mandates, DeWine urged Ohioans to get vaccinated against COVID-19, particularly as increasingly contagious variants of the virus spread in neighboring states.

“The danger of remaining unvaccinated is crystal clear. The virus is still here. Our cases are down, but that’s because 42 percent of our population has been vaccinated, and those people can no longer get the virus or spread it,” DeWine said.

Winning $1 Million For Getting Vaccinated

To spur vaccination among Ohioans, the state is launching two lotteries.

First, for teenagers, the state will randomly select five vaccinated high school students and give them a four-year scholarship to any state school. The scholarship will cover tuition, room-and-board and other expenses.

Second, for adults, five Ohioans will randomly be selected to win a $1 million prize, simply for being vaccinated.

The Ohio Department of Health will sponsor the drawings and the Ohio Lottery will conduct the drawing. The money to support these programs will come from existing federal Coronavirus Relief Funds.

“The pool of names for the drawing will be derived from the Ohio Secretary of State’s publicly available voter registration database. Further, we will make available a webpage for people to sign up for the drawings if they are not in a database we are using,” DeWine said.

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