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DeWine Suggests Schools Could Stay Shut

Statehouse News Bureau |

DeWine talked about COVID-19 in a wide-ranging hour-long interview on “The Sound of Ideas” on WCPN/ideastream Friday morning.

Case numbers are above where they were when schools were closed in March, and many school districts haven’t even unveiled their final plans to open next month. With that, and a ban on gatherings of more than 10 people still in place, DeWine was asked why the state doesn’t just order schools to stay closed.

“We may end up there. What we’ve told the schools all summer to do is to prepare for different alternatives,” DeWine said. “We’ve known that even if school opens back up, there may be another surge that comes on in a month or two or three and that school’s going to have to go remote.”