Governor Mike DeWine announced at his COVID-19 press conference on Wednesday, July 22 that a mandatory statewide mask mandate will begin in just over 24 hours.
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The mandate includes everyone over the age of 10 years old. However, Ohioans with a medical condition or disability, actively exercising or playing sports, officiants at religious services, actively involved in public safety, eating, or drinking will not be expected to wear a mask.
The new sitewide mandate is set to start on July 23rd at 6pm.
Along with the statewide mask mandate, Governor DeWine also announced a travel advisory, “Today, I’m announcing a travel advisory for all individuals coming into #Ohio from states reporting positive testing rates of 15% or higher for #COVID19 and recommend that those individuals self-quarantine for 14 days.”
As of July22nd, Ohio has had 78,742 positive COVID-19 test, 3,235 deaths, 9,864 hospitalizations, and 2,386 admitted to ICU. See below for details on all of the new mandates and information.
Ohio Governor Enacts Stateside Mask Mandate, Travel Advisory and More was originally published on mycolumbusmagic.com