Governor DeWine announced on Tuesday 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.
DeWine says, by changing the health order, students 16 and 17 years old who are vaccinated will be able to participate in sports and other activities even when they have been exposed to someone with COVID-19.
He said the change will also apply to all adults, except those who are in nursing homes, assisted living facilities, or other congregate care settings outlined in the order.
Nursing homes and long-term care facilities should continue to quarantine following CDC guidance, the governor said.