Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine announced today that any fully vaccinated Ohioan will no longer have to quarantine if they are exposed to someone with Covid-19.
“The power of the vaccine allows us to do this,” the governor said.
The state is changing its health order, which will allow students 16 and 17 years old, who are vaccinated, to participate in sports and other activities, even when they have been exposed to someone with Covid-19, DeWine said.
The change will apply to all adults, except for those in nursing homes, assisted living facilities, or other congregate care settings outlined in the new health order.
Nursing homes and long-term care facilities should continue to quarantine following CDC guidance, the governor said, including quarantining staff and residents who have been exposed to Covid-19 and residents upon admission.