One of the first U.S. governors to implement statewide closures amid the COVID-19 outbreak says he went "too far" by mandating people to wear face masks in stores, ABC News reports.
"It became clear to me that that was just a bridge too far. People were not going to accept the government telling them what to do," Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine, a Republican, said on ABC's “This Week."
DeWine, who closed schools in his state on March 12, rescinded a statewide order last week requiring face masks to be worn in stores, writing on Twitter that it became clear to him some Ohioans found it "offensive," ABC News reported.