COLUMBUS—State Representative Juanita Brent (D-Cleveland) is glad to see Governor DeWine veto Senate Bill 375. The legislation would have voided the Ohio Department of Health Director’s order limiting county fairs to junior fair activities and animal exhibitions issued on July 30, 2020.
“This bill completely disregarded the public health during this pandemic,” said State Rep. Brent. “I’m glad to see this legislation was vetoed during a time when the cases in Ohio are increasing exponentially and a majority of hospitals are nearing capacity. This legislation put profit before the public health. Good riddance to bad public policy that would have turned our fairgrounds into super-spreader hotspots for COVID-19.”
The Health Director issued an order limiting county fairs to junior fair activities and animal exhibitions, suggested several measures to practice social distancing, and a 10:00PM curfew for Ohio county fairs. Governor Mike DeWine vetoed Senate Bill 375 today, January 11, 2021.