Governor Mike DeWine this week urged Ohioans to double down on their efforts to take safety precautions as the COVID-19 pandemic increases its impact across Ohio.
“As COVID-19 continues to spread in Ohio, we need a stronger response to minimize the impact on Ohio’s health care and hospital capacity and ensure health care is available to those that need it,” Governor DeWine said. “With this order we are discouraging get-togethers and gatherings to minimize the spread of the virus while minimizing the economic impact of a complete shutdown.”
Governor DeWine announced three specific measures the state is taking to slow the spread of the virus, but he also urged Ohioans to exercise greater personal responsibility in fighting the pandemic.
As part of that, Governor DeWine encouraged Ohioans to do one thing each day that will decrease the spread of the virus through mask-wearing, social distancing, and limiting the number of daily contacts.