About 90% of the state of Ohio is set to open even after a recent uptick in new Covid-19 cases, Gov. Mike DeWine announced on Fox News Sunday.
“I look at kind of a 21-day rule. We are really at a plateau with hospitalizations. We are at a plateau with deaths. We are at a plateau in regard to new cases, so they do go up and down," he said.
DeWine said "it's really a risk no matter what we do."
"We wish we were going down. We are not. We have been hit in Ohio, just like other states have been hit economically, so we’ve got to try to do two things at once, you know no one is underestimating how difficult this but, it’s something we have to do,” DeWine added.
He said part of doing two things at once is continuing safety measures that are already in place.
"The virus is still out there, it's still very, very dangerous. We have to keep the distancing. People should wear masks, wash their hands. I mean, these are basic things that we have to do. We can't let up," DeWine said.