Ohio, Minn. issue face mask mandates

FILE – In this Dec. 13, 2019, file photo, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine speaks about his plans for the coming year during an interview at the Governor’s Residence in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

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UPDATED 3:17 PM PT — Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Minnesota and Ohio have joined dozens of other states in enacting face mandatory mask orders. Both statewide orders were issued on Wednesday and will go into effect this weekend.

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine noted that wearing masks now will help determine if Americans can relax more restrictions this fall.

Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz provides an update on the state’s plan to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 in long-term care facilities Tuesday, July 21, 2020. (Glen Stubbe/Star Tribune via AP)

According to Minnesota’s governor, the mandate is the cheapest, most efficient way to slow the spread of COVID-19 and allow businesses to reopen.

“This is the quickest way to ending the COVID pandemic. It is the surest way to getting us to the therapeutics and the vaccines with the least amount of impact on Minnesotans. It is the absolute economic key to making sure that businesses are open and stay open.” – Tim Waltz, Governor of Minnesota

He went on to say with the mask mandate in place, he believes the state will be able to push forward from the worst of the pandemic.

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