(Watch a portion of Gov. DeWine’s news conference from Tuesday in the video player above)
During his briefing on COVID-19 on Tuesday, DeWine announced a new order requiring children in grades K-12 to wear masks in schools. It followed the joint recommendation from the Ohio Children’s Hospital Association and the Ohio Chapter of American Academy of Pediatrics that all children returning to school wear face coverings.
School staff are also required to wear masks.
“We’re doing it to give our teachers and our students the best chance to succeed,” DeWine said. “Our goal must be to give a safe environment for our students, a safe environment for our teachers.”
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