Ohio walks back reopening face mask protocol from ‘required’ to ‘recommended’

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DeWine acknowledged wearing a face mask is considered "offensive for some of our fellow Ohioans"

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) — Ohio Governor Mike DeWine says he is walking back his directive made Monday making face coverings inside businesses mandatory, however, it is still strongly recommended.

“It is going to be, for most people, a recommendation, in fact, a strong recommendation, for people to do this,” said DeWine.

DeWine acknowledged wearing a face mask is considered “offensive for some of our fellow Ohioans.”

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