COLUMBUS, Ohio (WJW)– Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine held a news conference on the COVID-19 pandemic Monday afternoon, where he expressed growing concerns about COVID-19 variants and the hotspots in Michigan.
The governor was joined by Ohio Department of Health Director Stephanie McCloud, who explained new consolidated health orders. The orders emphasized wearing masks at all times at indoor locations that are not residences, outdoors when 6 feet of distance cannot be maintained and while using public transportation. DeWine said the simplified orders have nothing to do with Ohio General Assembly and its recent bill limited his power.