Every public school district in the state – except for one – has agreed to resume in-person schooling by Monday, March 1, which was a requirement for staff to have early access to the vaccine.
During the first week of February, Ohio made the vaccine available to 91,000 K-12 teachers and school personnel who are necessary to provide in-person education to students. Like other groups eligible in Phase 1B of Ohio’s vaccination program, this will be a rolling process beginning with Cincinnati Public Schools.
Due to the scarcity of vaccine, the process will take weeks, but Ohio’s goal is to have all first doses administered by the end of February. To be eligible to receive vaccine, districts had to commit to remaining or returning to in-person learning full-time or in a hybrid model by Monday, March 1.
Districts that are eligible to begin receiving vaccines the first week of February have already received notification, and the rest should be notified of their scheduled dates by the end of the week.
Teachers and staff with questions should contact their school administrator.