Dramatic drop in COVID-19 instances has Cincinnati college chief thanking households, workers

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“We as a community have really seen a sharp drop in cases,” said Greg Kesterman, Hamilton County’s health commissioner. “It’s really encouraging to see these trends,” said Kate Schroder, a special advisor at The Health Collaborative who leads the organization’s COVID-19 vaccination coordination efforts. “We’re excited about the numbers,” said Forest Hills School District Superintendent Scot Prebles. The shared excitement of three community leaders suggests that the deadly impact of COVID-19 on Greater Cincinnati may finally ease with vaccinated we definitely see a decline in hospital admissions and intensive care units. And that’s great news for our community, “Kesterman said. Kesterman said it was also good to know that Hamilton County school workers who want to be vaccinated should have their first dose in the next two weeks.” It’s a big one Thing, “he said.” I think that trusting our schools to be safe will help all of our schools as we move into the last couple of quarters of the school year. “The trust in the Forest Hills School District, which is the case COVID-19 counts, already falling last week. “It fell dramatically from 40 active student cases the week before to seven in the last week,” said Prebles. “But we all know that without staff it is very difficult run the schools. So when we dropped from six employees in our school district to zero, this is very encouraging news. “Equally encouraging, said Schroder, are these fears.” I am very confident that those who received a first dose will receive a second dose, and you will get them from the same provider, “she said This week, Hamilton County has more vaccine to give after receiving more than 20,000 doses. About half of those doses go to school workers and the other half to the public Monday includes everyone in Ohio who are 65 years of age and older.

“We as a community have really seen a sharp drop in cases,” said Greg Kesterman, Hamilton County’s health commissioner.

“It’s really encouraging to see these trends,” said Kate Schroder, a special advisor at The Health Collaborative who supports the organization’s COVID-19 vaccination coordination efforts.

“We’re very excited about the numbers,” said Scot Prebles, superintendent of the Forest Hills School District.

The shared excitement of three community leaders suggests a shared sense of hope that the deadly impact of COVID-19 on Greater Cincinnati may finally ease.

“When seniors are vaccinated, we are definitely seeing a decrease in hospital stays and intensive care admissions. And this is great news for our community,” said Kesterman.

Kesterman said it was also good to know that Hamilton County school workers wishing to get vaccinated should receive their first dose within the next two weeks.

“It’s a big deal,” he said. “I think trusting that our schools are safe will help all of our schools as we move into the final couple of quarters of the school year.”

Confidence is already growing in the Forest Hills School District, where the number of COVID-19 cases fell last week.

“It fell dramatically from 40 active student cases the week before to seven in the last week,” Prebles said. “But we all know that schools are very difficult to run without staff, so when we went from six in our school district to zero, that’s very encouraging news.”

Equally encouraging, Schroder said, fears of missing the second dose of Pfizer or Moderna’s Covid vaccine are unfounded.

“I’m very confident that those who received a first dose will get a second dose and you will get it from the same provider,” she said.

This week, Hamilton County has more vaccine to give after receiving more than 20,000 doses. About half of those cans will go to school workers and the other half to the public, which will include everyone in Ohio who are 65 years of age and older as of Monday.