Senate District 20
Tim Schaffer
Senator Schaffer Urges Governor DeWine to Safely Re-Open Ohio's Economy
April 16, 2020
COLUMBUS—State Senator Tim Schaffer (R-Lancaster) sent Ohio Governor Mike DeWine a letter today urging him to safely reopen Ohio’s businesses and schools while also asking for the state to reinforce Ohio’s rural healthcare systems.

“I am asking that Governor DeWine develop a methodical plan to safely relax the “Stay at Home” order and get Ohioans back to work and school while exercising known safety protocols, even if in a limited fashion within the framework established by President Trump and the CDC, to protect ourselves and protect the medically vulnerable” said Schaffer. "Families are hurting. Businesses are closing. We need to “responsibly restore” business and school operations, thus our economy, as soon as possible as long as lifting the “Stay at Home” order does not result in increasing incidence of COVID-19”

This comes as the State of Ohio looks ahead to the expiration of the current “Stay-at-home order” on May 1, 2020 and the DeWine Administration looks to reopen businesses and Ohio’s economy.
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