COLUMBUS—State Rep. Juanita Brent (D-Cleveland ) issued a statement today following Gov. DeWine’s executive order to require facemasks in several Ohio counties, including Butler, Cuyahoga, Franklin, Hamilton, Huron, Montgomery, and Trumbull. Each of the counties falls within Level 3 of the state’s new Public Health Advisory System, which was unveiled July 2. Level 3 indicates very high exposure and spread of coronavirus.
Several cities in Ohio have already moved to require facemasks, including Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus and Dayton.
“Mandating masks for certain counties is not enough if Ohio wants to stop/slow down the spread of COVID-19. Ohio must align its policy with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) which recommends that all, not just some, wear masks in public,” Rep. Brent said.