OHIO – Gov. Dewine said on Friday during a press conference, i’ve never been prouder to be an Ohioan and I’m very grateful for what you have done. You have flattened the curve.”
Beginning May 1st, the state will begin a phased-in reopening of the state economy. The plan will be fact-driven over a long period of time to minimize the health risk to business owners, employees, and their customers. In consultation with Dr. Acton, Lt. Governor Jon Husted will lead the governor’s board of economic advisors to identify best practices, similar to the current requirements on essential business operations to ensure Ohioans health and safety as businesses begin the process of reopening.
This didn’t deter hundreds of protestors from congregating at the Ohio Statehouse yesterday afternoon with signs of government over reach, freedom infringement, and demanding opening of the state.
Some protesters still kept safe distancing techniques by driving around the statehouse block blowing horns for over 2 hours, with signs and statements on their cars. Others not so much by completely defying safe distance orders and forming a large group.
Gov. Dewine made a statement that, “They have every right to protest under the First Amendment.”
In fact Dewine, and Dr. Acton have mentioned the protests several times during press confences saying, they understood peoples frustrations and would open Ohio up the second they felt it was safe to do so.
On Saturday CDC updated the number of COVID-19 cases in the state to 10,222 cases.
Where do you stand on Dewines orders after weeks underneath of them?