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Ohio students will be required to wear a mask to school, with a few exceptions

Students are wearing masks when they're not playing, rehearse in groups and are extra spread out on the field.
Students are wearing masks when they're not playing, rehearse in groups and are extra spread out on the field.(KOLN)
Published: Aug. 4, 2020 at 2:36 PM EDT
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TOLEDO, Ohio (WTVG) - Citing a recommendation the Ohio Children’s Hospital Association and the Ohio Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Governor Mike DeWine said he would issue an emergency order requiring K-12 students to wear a mask when they return to school.

In his coronavirus briefing Tuesday, DeWine said there would be exceptions for children two years of age and younger, those that can’t remove the mask on their own, and those with behavioral issues that would make it difficult to require.

“I’m announcing today that we will be issuing an order that reflects this policy statewide,” DeWine said. “This gives us the best shot to keep Ohio’s kids and educators safe and physically in school.”

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