COLUMBUS, Ohio (WTVN)--With more Ohioans getting vaccinated against the coronavirus, and the state's case numbers continuing to decrease, Governor Mike DeWine Thursday laid out the plan to lift the state's COVID-19 health orders.
He says if the number of new cases across the state drops below 50 per 100,000 people, for two straight weeks, he would lift all the orders. As of Wednesday, the state had 179 cases per 100,000.
In early December, that number was over 700. He says the statistic has been a standard regarding the health orders throughout the pandemic.
He says he can't say what exact day and time those orders will be lifted, or when we can declare victory, but he reiterated, "We will declare victory."