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Dems Blast Ohio House Leaders For Concealing COVID-19 Cases

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Republican Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder has reinstituted the “work from home” policy his office had in place during the early days of the pandemic. The decision comes on the heels of at least one legislative aide testing positive for COVID19. House Democrats are livid, saying they’ve been kept in the dark and fear for their health and that of their employees. Ohio Public Radio's Jo Ingles reports.

Speaker Larry Householder’s office isn’t saying how many House employees are on administrative leave after a legislative aide tested positive for COVID-19. Democrats, like Representative Jessica Miranda, blame Householder for not being forthright about COVID exposures.

 

“This is just a ticking time bomb waiting to blow up and we are going to have an absolute outbreak on our hands.”

 

Householder has not responded to interview requests but has tweeted that he told the Democrats’ Chief of Staff about the situation. Democratic Representative Stephanie Howse announced this week she is battling the virus. And Governor Mike DeWine says a member of his staff tested positive but has been working from home.

 

 

 

 

  

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