DAYTON — Gov. Mike DeWine came to Dayton Friday and spoke about the COVID-19 spike in the area and across the state.
DeWine arrived at the Patterson Homestead on Brown Street to speak about his concerns.
DETAILS FROM PRESS CONFERENCE:
- 12 of the 14 counties in western Ohio have high incidences of COVID-19 cases or are classified as red counties.
- Governor said his focus is on the western part of the state.
- “People are simply not being cautious. They’re going about family life, meeting with people, we’re not seeing masks being worn.” said DeWine.
- DeWine stressed the importance of mask wearing, saying they are “the entrée into freedom.”
- The governor said this on Ohio’s numbers, “It has reached a point where I was very concerned... very alarmed.”
- “We have a western Ohio problem.” said DeWine.
- He addressed his decision to allow visitors safely to nursing homes.
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