DeWine has no plans to lift Ohio’s mask mandate, official says


COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP/WJW) — A spokesman says Ohio Governor Mike DeWine has no immediate plans to lift the statewide mask mandate despite recent decisions to do so in Texas and other states. The governor put the current mask order in place in July.

Dan Tierney is the Republican governor’s press secretary. He said Wednesday that even people who have been vaccinated could still transmit a weakened form of the coronavirus to someone at risk of a serious case of COVID-19.

Tierney said Ohioans still need to wear masks and socially distance until the state reaches a critical mass of people who have received the vaccine.

Meanwhile, Republican Josh Mandel, who is making a run for the U. S. Senate in Ohio, is calling on DeWine to immediately remove the statewide mask mandate.

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