Message from Governor DeWine

Mask Policies in Local Schools
Posted on 09/24/2021
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Message from Governor DeWine
Re: Mask policies in local schools
Dear School Leaders,

Thank you for all your work during these very tough times. I deeply appreciate what you and your team are doing to protect and educate Ohio’s children.

As of today, we have 61 percent of students in public schools covered by a local masking requirement. This is a continued increase and a very positive step in the right direction.

We have received requests from school leaders to give them more information about the effectiveness of masks. This link provides information that Dr. Bruce Vanderhoff, Director of the Ohio Department of Health, has developed based on the most recent scientific studies about how masks work and why they are an effective way to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

The best way to keep our kids in school is through vaccinations of those who are eligible. For those who cannot be vaccinated yet, masking is the best protection.

Thank you for all you are doing to keep our kids in school.

Very respectfully yours,

Mike DeWine

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