A week ago, Governor Mike DeWine stated during one of his daily COVID-19 briefings that when the state was able to get to 50 coronavirus cases per 100,000 residents in Ohio that we would be able to lift all remaining health orders, including mandatory masks in public.
While we are not quite there yet, Ohio is making progress.
With Thursday's update, the governor noted that we are at 155 cases of coronavirus per 100,000 residents. That number is down from roughly 180 per 100,000 just a week ago. Still, the governor says, this week's statistics are considered "high incidence," but again we are trending in a positive direction.
The state is also trending toward more normalcy and more events and venues reopening.
Thursday Governor DeWine said he was hopeful that we would have full county and state fairs this summer after most all across the state, including the Summit County Fair and the Ohio State Fair, were canceled last year due to the pandemic.
The governor added that while there might be some accomodations made, including limited capacity in grandstands and more, we are trending towards "full county fairs" this summer.