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Gov. Mike DeWine warns of gatherings amid pandemic as Labor Day weekend approaches Staff




In advance of the upcoming Labor Day holiday, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine (R) reminded the public on Tuesday to take safety precautions when celebrating with others outside of their households.

“Today Ohio reported its highest number of new cases since the end of July, which is a stark reminder that this virus has not gone away and it continues to spread in our communities,” said DeWine. “As you consider gathering with family and friends this weekend, please remember that COVID-19 still represents a significant risk to the lives and livelihoods of citizens in Ohio.”

Governor DeWine encourages citizens to continue regular hand-washing, social distancing, and disinfecting.

The mask mandate in Ohio remains in effect for all 88 counties.

In the weeks following the Fourth of July, Ohio began to see a significant increase in cases caused, in part, by holiday gatherings.

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