mask mandate

Public health chief warns of new coronavirus variant but won’t endorse mask mandate

BY: - August 13, 2021

The United States has more than enough coronavirus vaccine and more than enough masks, yet the refusal to mask up and get vaccinated is driving a fourth wave of infection that is again crowding intensive-care units, including those for children. But Ohio Health Director Bruce Vanderhoff on Thursday said that instead of re-imposing mask mandates, […]

Biden wants mask mandates nationwide: ‘We can save tens of thousands of lives’

BY: - November 12, 2020

WASHINGTON — President-elect Joe Biden’s coronavirus response plan seeks to put a national mask mandate in place by calling on all governors to require face coverings in their states. It’s a move that public health experts say could dramatically reduce the number of COVID-19 infections and deaths. But putting wider mask laws in place would […]

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Mask mandates save lives but are a political thornbush

BY: - July 27, 2020

COVID-19 is bigger than ever in Ohio, with the number of new daily cases reaching its highest points of the pandemic in July. As the disease continues to spread throughout the state, Gov. Mike DeWine has struggled to balance public health needs with a growing sentiment against public health measures.  Before last week’s statewide mask […]