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Face mask mandate went "too far," admits Ohio governor

Posted at 10:17 AM, May 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-03 13:51:23-04

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DeWine, who closed schools in his state on March 12, rescinded a statewide order last week requiring face masks to be worn in stores, writing on Twitter that it became clear to him some Ohioans found it "offensive," ABC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.