GOP Ohio Gov Announces Statewide Mask Mandate

Cleveland’s ABC News affiliate reports:

Amid a continued rise in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations across the state of Ohio, Gov. Mike DeWine announced Wednesday that a statewide mask mandate will go into effect beginning Thursday at 6 p.m.

The mandate follows similar guidelines as the county-level mask mandates that have been issued in parts of the state that were deemed a Level 3 or above COVID-19 risk under the Public Health Advisory System established by the Ohio Department of Health earlier this month.

All Ohioans are now required to wear a face mask or covering in indoor public spaces and outdoors when unable to maintain a 6-foot distance from others.