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Tue Aug 4, 2020, 03:08 PM

Ohio K-12 students to wear face masks this fall; some school sports still in limbo

All K-12 students will be required to wear face coverings this fall to combat the coronavirus. The state is still working on guidelines for school sports in the COVID-19 era.

All students from kindergarten through 12th grade will be required to wear face masks this academic year and fall school sports still remain up in the air.

Gov. Mike DeWine on Tuesday said he and the Ohio Department of Health will issue a new student mask order that will provide exemptions for some students including those with disabilities. Last month DeWine announced teachers and other school employees would be required to wear face coverings.

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The governor also announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency will distribute 2 million masks to be used in schools in Ohio for this coming academic year.

When it comes to school sports and other extracurricular activities, DeWine said he simply doesn’t know what the fall will hold. Their status, the governor said, will depend on the level of community spread of COVID-19 in each reach of the state.

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Separately, DeWine said he would send a letter to houses of worship in the state in the coming days with recommendations for how they can still hold services safely. Religious gatherings have been exempt from Ohio’s COVID-19 restrictions.

But, on Tuesday, the governor said that COVID-19 can “spread like wildfire” in churches, mosques and synagogues. He called the evidence that it can spread in indoor places of worship “very, very scary.”

“We know our faith-based leaders want nothing more than to protect the people who come to worship,” DeWine said.

https://www.dispatch.com/news/20200804/coronavirus-ohio-k-12-students-to-wear-face-masks-this-fall-some-school-sports-still-in-limbo

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Ohiogal Aug 2020 OP
Cirque du So-What Aug 2020 #1
Ohiogal Aug 2020 #2
blueinredohio Aug 2020 #4
Buckeye_Democrat Aug 2020 #5
Buckeye_Democrat Aug 2020 #3

Response to Ohiogal (Original post)

Tue Aug 4, 2020, 03:42 PM

1. Looks like DeWine is regaining some backbone now that Householder got arrested

Still, I’m gonna be on pins and needles with five grandchildren in school.

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Response to Cirque du So-What (Reply #1)

Tue Aug 4, 2020, 03:48 PM

2. I'm reading about

Protests being held by parents who want their kids IN SCHOOL.

Let’s see if they are willing to do what it takes to send them to school.

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Response to Cirque du So-What (Reply #1)

Tue Aug 4, 2020, 04:25 PM

4. I have two granddaughters in school.

When I talked to my daughter she said she's not going to send them back. Do online classes. I hope she stays that way, she's not a big believer that this virus is that serious. She also has a Trump sign in her window. Says it's just to make her neighbor mad but her husband sticks up for Trump. Needles to say I go pick the girls up to come to my house to swim and get ice cream then take them home. Not a lot of interaction, especially with the sil. She didn't use to be this way. I don't know what happened besides her husband.

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Response to blueinredohio (Reply #4)

Tue Aug 4, 2020, 04:35 PM

5. My gullible sister is the same way.

She pretty much just goes along with her husband. Her previous husband was even worse, but this current brother-in-law is a FOX-watching dummy too.

Get so tired of my sister telling me what her husband said about this or that. He's got input for everything, even household maintenance discussions. I don't care what the heck he says because he's an idiot, but I bite my tongue whenever she acts like whatever he says is gospel.

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Response to Ohiogal (Original post)

Tue Aug 4, 2020, 03:53 PM

3. I don't like the positions of Ohio's last two GOP governors...

... Kasich and DeWine, but at least I've never viewed them as sociopaths like Trump!

Glad that DeWine seems to be proactive about this pandemic again.

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