Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, joined by First Lady Fran DeWine, Lt. Governor Jon Husted, and Mrs. Tina Husted, has wished all Ohioans a joyous, healthy and safe holiday season.
“With more and more Ohioans receiving the COVID-19 vaccine each day, we can keep hoping for a healthier future,” said Governor DeWine.
“Ohioans took great precautions over Thanksgiving, and if we celebrate even safer again, we’ll all be together for the holidays next year.”
Several faith leaders joined Governor DeWine in urging Ohioans to practice safety measures recommended by state medical professionals, including staying at home, wearing masks, keeping celebrations small, and more.
“This past year has been difficult for so many, but we can beat this,” said Bishop Timothy J. Clarke, senior pastor at First Church of God in Columbus.
“The holiday spirit is very much alive,” said Rev. Larry L. Macon, Jr. of Mt. Zion of Oakwood Village.