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DeWine Says Reopening Businesses Will Face Higher Standards

Apr 24, 2020

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine
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The state is preparing to roll out more details on what the first phase of reopening businesses will look like. 

The governor says essential businesses that have remained open through the Stay At Home order should also prepare for higher standards. Ohio Public Radio's Andy Chow reports.

Governor Mike DeWine says working on the plan to gradually reopen businesses is about finding a balance between a health and economic perspective.

DeWine says the plan will come with even stronger workplace standards than the current ones in place. DeWine: "So you'll have businesses already out there that are working, many of them, many of them are already following all these practices but we'll have the standards set and some of them will be upping their game at that point as well." During DeWine's daily briefing, Doctor Mark Weir, with Ohio State University's Infectious Disease Institute, gave a tutorial on how to prevent the spread of germs and limit the risk of exposure.