- Will issue administrative citations that could result in the revocation of liquor licenses
- Ohio is at a 1:1 spread.
Ohio Governor Mike DeWine has said that bars in breach of the Covid19 safety protocols will be issued administrative citations that could result in the revocation of their liquor licenses, stressing that “it is critical to keep social distancing”.
“They will issue administrative citations that could result in the revocation of liquor licenses. Further, we will work with municipal prosecutors to take potential criminal actions against these bad actors,” said Governor Mike DeWine.
Governor Mike DeWine was reacting to reports of bars that opened weekend where Covid19 safety protocols were not adhered to.
“What you do every day and how you practice good safety habits will literally determine whether other people live or die. What you do could cost others their lives. When you go out to a bar or restaurant, have fun – but it’s critical to keep social distancing.”
He said, “wearing a mask is not something you do for yourself. It’s something you do for others. I am optimistic that the number of people wearing face coverings will increase as they realize what is at stake. Lives are at stake.”
“To my fellow Ohioans who don’t think COVID19 is still a threat – it is. If you aren’t worried about yourself, you should worry about your mom, your dad, even strangers who could get COVID19 from you.”
Also, Ohio Health Director Dr. Amy Acton said, “Right now, Ohio is at a 1:1 spread. If we don’t continue to take safety precautions, wear masks, and social distance COVID19 will spread quickly.”