Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine (R) said the decision whether or not to wear a mask during the coronavirus pandemic should not be political.
“This is not about politics, this is not about whether you’re liberal or conservative, left or right, Republican, Democrat. We wear the mask, and it’s been very clear what the studies have shown, you wear the mask not to protect yourself so much as to protect others. And this is one time when we truly are all in this together,” DeWine said Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”
He said that officials aren’t urging people to wear face covering when they’re driving alone or hiking or doing activities in their own house.
“But when you go out and interact directly with people, we’re asking Ohioans to do this…it’s not about politics, it’s not about conservative or liberal. It’s about helping other people,” he said.