COLUMBUS—State Rep. Paula Hicks-Hudson (D-Toledo) issued a statement today following Gov. DeWine’s executive order to require facemasks in Lucas County. The county falls within Level 3 of the state’s new Public Health Advisory System, which was unveiled July 2. Level 3 indicates very high exposure and spread of coronavirus.
Several cities in Ohio have already moved to require facemasks, including Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus and Dayton.
“It is truly unfortunate that Lucas County is now a red, Level 3 county. I personally know of people who have died or have been hospitalized with this virus. If you start to experience symptoms or find out you were exposed to Covid-19, please quarantine yourself to prevent the spread to the best of your abilities,” Rep. Hicks-Hudson said. Remember to social distance, and wear a mask in public in order to protect each other. We must take this virus more seriously.”