COVID Press Briefings: November 2020

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A third wave is now surging in Ohio and across the country as we enter the 9th month of these on-going press briefings by Ohio Governor Mike DeWine. Given the rapidly escalating situation, DeWine has upped the tempo a bit from his usual twice-weekly schedule and is also adding new restrictions including a mandatory statewide mask order and a 21-Day Statewide Curfew commencing each evening at 10:00 PM.

Individual counties are supplementing state action with their own. In Cuyahoga County, for instance, a one-month ‘Stay at Home Advisory‘ was issued on November 18. The City of Cleveland has issued the same.

Each of DeWine’s press briefings during November are posted here, along with his public address on November 11 and various media appearances. These are posted below in chronological order from latest to earliest.

All these actions are apparently too much for President Trump who tweeted a veiled threat against DeWine on November 16. Simply being Republican doesn’t get you a free pass! You’ve got to drink the Kool-Aid too.

Monday, November 30, 2020

Today’s press briefing starts at 4 minutes into the video.

Thursday, November 19, 2020

Today’s press briefing starts at about 3 minutes into the video. Today DeWine talks about the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday and the precautions everyone needs to apply now. His wife Fran described briefly that they won’t be with family on Thanksgiving, but she’s still cooking. Others will pick up their food or DeWine will drive it over to them. He emphasized that with vaccines on the horizon things are not hopeless like it felt early on. “We can see the end now,” he said. “We just gotta get there.”

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Today DeWine announced a statewide curfew to take effect Thursday, November 19. Everyone in Ohio must remain home between 10:00 pm and 5:00 am except for work, groceries, hospital visits and emergencies.

Friday, November 13, 2020

DeWine was interviewed on WTOL-TV Channel 11 in Toledo.

Thursday, November 12, 2020 PM
Thursday, November 12, 2020 AM

DeWine appeared on CBS This Morning to discuss the situation in Ohio with a new mask mandate issued yesterday (see video below) and the potential for shutdowns.

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Given the surge of new infections and hospitalizations in Ohio, DeWine delivered a state-wide address announcing a new mask mandate that businesses are required to enforce, subject to penalties if they don’t.

Monday, November 9, 2020
Thursday, November 5, 2020
Tuesday, November 3, 2020

There was no official press briefing on Election Day, but DeWine appeared on WKYC-TV in Cleveland for an interview with news anchor Russ Mitchell.

Thursday, November 5, 2020

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