Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine "urged Ohioans to begin wearing cloth masks while in public, as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention," he said in a statement to the press Saturday
In many cultures around the world, wearing a mask is just part of the culture -- it is a socially accepted act of kindness," DeWine said.
Separately in the same statement, DeWine stressed the importance of mental health care and announced the signing of an executive order that will allow easier access to telehealth services in the state.
Ohioans will be able to access telehealth services from individual counselors, social workers as well as marriage and family counselors, DeWine said.
"We are trying to ensure that those who need services can access them without leaving their home," he said.