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DeWine Calls For New Local Ohio COVID Defense Teams

Statehouse News Bureau |

DeWine is calling on all 88 counties to create a COVID defense team made up of elected officials, health officials, business and community leaders.

“I’m asking the COVID defense teams in each of our counties to assess and understand their situation, to inventory the assets in the community and to focus on what steps to take to turn the situation in their community around,” DeWine says. The local teams will also be communicating their plans and ideas with community members.

Gov. Mike DeWine says 78% of Ohioans are now living in a county that is designated by red, the color that indicates the second most serious situation on the state’s public health advisory system. None of the counties are at the purple level, the one that designates the worst possible situation.