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GOVERNOR DEWINE COVID UPDATED STATEMENT

11/16/2020

Below is a recap of tonight’s address from Governor DeWine.  

WHERE WE ARE NOW

Ohio is experiencing a more intense surge in COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, ICU admissions across the entire state.  

In September, Ohio averaged under 1,000 cases a day. Today, Ohio reported our second highest number of cases at nearly 5,900. Some believe that the only reason we are seeing more cases is because more testing is being done.  We do have more testing available throughout the state, but while testing has not yet doubled, cases have almost quadrupled.  

Last week, Ohio had just under 2,000 COVID patients in hospitals throughout the state.  But today, one week later, Ohio is approaching 3,000 patients. A month ago, 240 patients with COVID were in the ICU receiving critical care. As of today, more than 700 Ohioans are in the ICU.  

We know how to beat this virus. We need to stick to the basics: wash your hands; wear your mask even when you’re with friends and family; stay socially distanced; work from home when you can; and stay at home when you are sick.  

We cannot pick and choose when we follow this guidance. We have to follow it every single day if we want to beat this virus.

WHAT WE ARE DOING

New Mask Order

New Social Gathering Order

Restaurants/Bars/Gyms

Schools