Today, members of the Ohio Senate Democratic Caucus sent a letter to Governor Mike DeWine to lay out the conditions they believe are necessary before his administration reopens Ohio’s economy. The senators want the governor to first and foremost protect the health and safety of Ohioans.
“It’s important that we get this absolutely right,” said Minority Leader Kenny Yuko (D-Richmond Heights). “If we reopen the economy without first increasing our testing capacity and without making sure that hospitals and businesses have enough PPE and cleaning supplies, we’ll be putting too many lives at risk. The economy is not going to recover if customers are afraid to go shopping and employees are afraid to go to work.”
In particular, Senate Democrats requested the following conditions be satisfied before the governor reopens the economy:
“Our number one priority as a state must be to protect the health and safety of all Ohioans,” the senators wrote in the letter. “We oppose any plan that disproportionately prioritizes the economy over people’s lives.”