Starting tomorrow at 6 p.m. local time, all Ohio residents will be required to wear masks while in public, Gov. Mike DeWine announced Wednesday.
“It’s essential that we wear masks statewide in Ohio to contain the spread of this virus,” DeWine said during a news conference.
“We’ve got to get this virus under control, wearing masks is going to make a difference. It will make a difference in what out fall looks like, what we do between now and the next several weeks will determine what our fall is like. We all want kids to go back to school, we want to see sports, we want to see a lot of different things. We want to have more opportunities in the fall and to do that, it’s just very important that all Ohioans wear a mask,” the governor added.
Previously, Ohio had only mandated that counties at a “red” and “purple” risk level wear masks.
Ohio is part of a growing number of US states that have mandated the use of masks and face coverings while in public.
Keep reading here to see if your state has a mandate.