Cleveland, Ohio 2020-11-19 19:06:47 –
Columbus, oh. (WCMH) — A bill passed by the Ohio House of Representatives and currently being deliberated in the Senate raises complaints from Governor Mike DeWine about the potentially dangerous consequences.
The governor said at a COVID-19 press conference that the enactment of the Senate bill 311 would significantly limit the Ohio Department of Health’s ability to issue the necessary orders to prevent the spread of infectious diseases in the future.
Governor Dewin gave some examples of how the bill could fail Ohio citizens. For example, if a person comes from a country with Ebola, future leaders cannot request quarantine until it is certain that they are not directly exposed to the carrier of Ebola, he said. ..
“They are free to stay in public places — they will probably spread the disease,” DeWine said.
Ohio also cannot impose quarantine on people entering the state from hotspots.
In his worst-case scenario, DeWine explained how to incapacitate state authorities to deal with threats from hostile nations.
DeWine further said that SB 311 is in good faith, but it is a “disaster” and will endanger the lives of Ohio citizens. When he examined the impact of the bill, Dewin concluded that it was not a potentially legal bill.
Based on expert advice, for moral reasons, DeWine said: “If SB311 passes, I refuse.”
Shelter-in-place orders are needed for man-made or natural disasters, and the Governor and the Ministry of Health need to issue immediate and long-term orders to save lives and reduce suffering.
The governor pointed out that the bill would hinder the ability to meet these challenges.
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