Stephanie McCloud

The Ohio Department of Health (ODH) wants to combat misinformation about the COVID-19 vaccine by hosting town halls targeting specific, underserved communities and their questions over the next two weeks.

“It is important to share reliable, factual information about COVID-19 vaccines with all Ohioans,” said ODH Director Stephanie McCloud in an emailed statement.

A nurse pulls a ventilator into an exam room where a patient with COVID-19 went into cardiac arrest at St. Joseph's Hospital in Yonkers, N.Y on April 20, 2020.
John Minchillo / AP

Ohio's Health Department is restructuring its infectious disease division and launching an investigation following the discovery of as many as 4,000 unreported COVID-19 deaths. One epidemiologist has resigned and several other staffers have been reassigned.

Stephanie McCloud, left, and Bruce Vanderhoff, right.
Bureau of Workers Compensation and Ohio Health

Gov. Mike DeWine named two new leaders to the Ohio Department of Health on Thursday, while the state set a new record for daily COVID-19 cases.