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Public Health Officials Discuss University COVID Response, Vaccines

During a Facebook Live event on Wednesday, Ohio University and local public health officials discussed the vaccination campaign in course, the COVID protocols that OHIO students and employees can participate in to ensure their health and safety, and the partnership between OHIO, the city-county of Athens Department of Health and OhioHealth to keep the community safe and fight COVID- 19.

The panel discussion can be viewed on the Ohio University YouTube channel and below.

The discussion featured Dr. Gillian Ice, special assistant to the president of public health operations at Ohio University; Ken Johnson, executive dean and director of medical affairs, Ohio University; and Jack Pepper, Administrator of the Athens City and County Health Department.

Samantha Pelham, OHIO Media Relations Specialist, moderated the panel discussion, which included questions from the general public posted on OHIO's social media channels.

Panel discussions on current issues, including opportunities for University and community participation, are held regularly on the University's Facebook and YouTube pages.

For more information on the University's response to coronavirus, visit the Be Safe Bobcats website.

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