Winter Weather Cancels Central Ohio Schools, Vaccine Clinics
Central Ohio once again is covered in snow after the latest winter storm swept through the region overnight.
Columbus City Schools, The Ohio State University and nearly all local schools have canceled in-person classes Tuesday. Some colleges, including Ohio State, and school districts planned to hold virtual classes.
Franklin and most other Central Ohio counties were under a Level 2 snow emergency Tuesday morning. Forecasts called for snow to taper off by the afternoon. Columbus Metropolitan Library announced it would remain closed all day.
Farther south, Vinton, Athens and Jackson counties were under a Level 3 emergency, meaning all roads are closed to non-emergency personnel.
The weather is also postponing many coronavirus vaccines and tests on Tuesday.
Franklin County Public Health has canceled a clinic for people 75-years-old and older trying to get their second dose of COVID-19 vaccine. People affected were being rescheduled to receive the second dose later this week.
OhioHealth has also canceled a Tuesday vaccine clinic, while Columbus Public Health still planned to operate a vaccine clinic at the Celeste Center at the Ohio State Fairgrounds on Tuesday afternoon, unless Franklin County goes to the highest possible snow emergency.
COVID-19 testing scheduled for Tuesday at Ohio State's Jesse Owens North Recreation Center is also canceled.