Ohio Governor Mike DeWine has explained that the stay at home order did not prohibit weddings and funerals, saying that organizers must avoid large gatherings as part of measures to combat the spread of coronavirus pandemic.
“These are not prohibited, but we ask that we don’t have large gatherings. Postpone the big ceremony — get married, but the big party should be after this is over. It’s something to look forward to,” Governor Mike DeWine said.
Also, Ohio Health Director Dr. Amy Acton said, “what you are doing at home is helping us maximize our Personal Protective Equipment, PPE. By doing what we’re doing, we’re making our supplies go longer. We would have needed 65x our typical usage, but with what we’re doing we’ve lowered this to needing 40x more.”
“We know that we are going to almost double what we’re using when the surge comes. We will go above the current capacity. We are doing unique things to build the capacity that we need.”
“We are going to hit peak capacity in our hospitals, and the folk with COVID19 will be staying longer, which is why we need to increase the capacity in our hospitals. Everything you are doing matters.
Meanwhile, cases of COVID-19 in the state now stand at 867, 223 hospitalization, 91 in intensive care units and 15 deaths.