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Gov. DeWine on plans to 'slowly' reopen Ohio in coming weeks

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Ohio Governor Mike DeWine on plans to start reopening state on May 1 amid the coronavirus pandemic.


New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Friday that New York City is on track to begin reopening on June 8. In Phase 1 of reopening, 400,000 people in construction, manufacturing and retail can return to work with restrictions, Cuomo said. Watch his remarks.
A fourth region of upstate New York known as the North Country has met the criteria to gradually restart its economic activity as the state prepares to slowly relax its pandemic-induced social restrictions, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday. (May 13)
If New York City meets certain health criteria, Governor Andrew Cuomo says, the city will be able to push forward with reopening on June 8. San Francisco's stay-at-home order is extended indefinitely after a spike in coronavirus cases amid new concerns of outbreaks at Iowa and Oregon food plants.
Gov. Asa Hutchinson, R-Ark., discusses coronavirus infection rates in his state and why he's calling on the president to use the Defense Production Act. Aired on 06/29/2020.

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>> Bill: FROM OHIO, THE
>> Bill: FROM OHIO, THE GOVERNOR PLANNING TO REOPEN THE
GOVERNOR PLANNING TO REOPEN THE STATE.
STATE. GOVERNOR MIKE DEVINE IS WITH ME
GOVERNOR MIKE DEVINE IS WITH ME LIVE AND WELCOME BACK TO OUR
LIVE AND WELCOME BACK TO OUR PROGRAM, THANK YOU FOR YOUR
PROGRAM, THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME.
TIME. YOU ARE ONE OF THE FIRST
YOU ARE ONE OF THE FIRST GOVERNORS OUTSIDE THE NORTHEAST
GOVERNORS OUTSIDE THE NORTHEAST OR THE AMERICAN WEST TO SHUT
OR THE AMERICAN WEST TO SHUT THINGS DOWN.
THINGS DOWN. WHAT ARE YOU SEEING IN YOUR
WHAT ARE YOU SEEING IN YOUR STATE TODAY?
STATE TODAY? >> WE HAVE FLATTEN THE CURVE.
>> WE HAVE FLATTEN THE CURVE. IT’S BEEN STEADY FOR ABOUT EIGHT
IT’S BEEN STEADY FOR ABOUT EIGHT DAYS AND NINE DAYS NOW, SO WE
DAYS AND NINE DAYS NOW, SO WE ARE HAPPY ABOUT THAT FROM A
ARE HAPPY ABOUT THAT FROM A HAPPIER WHEN IT STARTS GOING
HAPPIER WHEN IT STARTS GOING DOWN AND MEANWHILE I LOOK AT THE
DOWN AND MEANWHILE I LOOK AT THE HOSPITAL ADMISSIONS WHICH IS A
HOSPITAL ADMISSIONS WHICH IS A LAGGING INDICATOR CERTAINLY BUT
LAGGING INDICATOR CERTAINLY BUT IT’S A GOOD INDICATOR OF WHERE
IT’S A GOOD INDICATOR OF WHERE WE ARE.
WE ARE. SO AS I TOLD THE PEOPLE OF OHIO
SO AS I TOLD THE PEOPLE OF OHIO YESTERDAY, THE MONSTER IS STILL
YESTERDAY, THE MONSTER IS STILL LOOSE AND IT’S GOING TO BE OUT
LOOSE AND IT’S GOING TO BE OUT THERE IN OHIO AND ACROSS THE
THERE IN OHIO AND ACROSS THE COUNTRY UNTIL WE GET THE SHOT
COUNTRY UNTIL WE GET THE SHOT THAT WILL TAKE CARE OF IT.
THAT WILL TAKE CARE OF IT. AND WILL PROTECT US.
AND WILL PROTECT US. SO WE’VE GOT TO CONTINUE TO BE
SO WE’VE GOT TO CONTINUE TO BE VERY CAREFUL.
VERY CAREFUL. PEOPLE WHO HAVE COMPROMISED
PEOPLE WHO HAVE COMPROMISED MEDICAL CONDITION HAVE TO BE
MEDICAL CONDITION HAVE TO BE VERY CAREFUL, BUT WE THINK WE
VERY CAREFUL, BUT WE THINK WE CAN DO IS THERE’S BEEN
CAN DO IS THERE’S BEEN BUSINESSES THAT HAVE BEEN
BUSINESSES THAT HAVE BEEN ALLOWED TO STAY OPEN BECAUSE
ALLOWED TO STAY OPEN BECAUSE THEY WERE ESSENTIAL AND SOME OF
THEY WERE ESSENTIAL AND SOME OF THEM, MOST OF THEM HAVE DONE A
THEM, MOST OF THEM HAVE DONE A VERY, VERY GOOD JOB AND BEING
VERY, VERY GOOD JOB AND BEING SAFE.
SAFE. THEY HAVE THE DISTANCING, THE
THEY HAVE THE DISTANCING, THE HAND WASHING, THEY HAVE THE
HAND WASHING, THEY HAVE THE STAGGERED LUNCHES, ALL OF THE
STAGGERED LUNCHES, ALL OF THE THINGS AND SO WE THINK THERE
THINGS AND SO WE THINK THERE WERE OTHER BUSINESSES OUT THERE
WERE OTHER BUSINESSES OUT THERE THAT AREN’T REALLY ESSENTIAL
THAT AREN’T REALLY ESSENTIAL TECHNICALLY, BUT THAT WOULD BE
TECHNICALLY, BUT THAT WOULD BE SIMILAR.
SIMILAR. WE ARE GOING TO TRY TO START
WE ARE GOING TO TRY TO START WITH THEM AND OPEN THE STATE
WITH THEM AND OPEN THE STATE BACK UP.
BACK UP. WE ARE GOING TO BE VERY, VERY
WE ARE GOING TO BE VERY, VERY CAREFUL AND GOING TO TAKE IT ONE
CAREFUL AND GOING TO TAKE IT ONE STEP AT A TIME.
STEP AT A TIME. WHAT YOU DON’T WANT TO DO IS
WHAT YOU DON’T WANT TO DO IS HAVE THIS GO BACK ON US.
HAVE THIS GO BACK ON US. >> Bill: SO WHAT ARE THE
>> Bill: SO WHAT ARE THE SIGNPOSTS THAT YOU WILL USE TO
SIGNPOSTS THAT YOU WILL USE TO TELL YOU WE ARE MOVING IN THIS
TELL YOU WE ARE MOVING IN THIS DIRECTION AND THINGS AT THE
DIRECTION AND THINGS AT THE MOMENT ARE A-OK, WHAT ARE THOSE
MOMENT ARE A-OK, WHAT ARE THOSE INDICATORS?
INDICATORS? >> I’M NOT SURE THEY ARE GOING
>> I’M NOT SURE THEY ARE GOING TO BE A-OK BECAUSE WHEN YOU HAVE
TO BE A-OK BECAUSE WHEN YOU HAVE PEOPLE DYING IN YOUR STATE, IT’S
PEOPLE DYING IN YOUR STATE, IT’S NOT OKAY, BUT WE’VE NOW GOT THAT
NOT OKAY, BUT WE’VE NOW GOT THAT CURVE FLATTENED.
CURVE FLATTENED. BUT WE WOULD HOPE TO START
BUT WE WOULD HOPE TO START SEEING IS HOSPITAL ADMISSION
SEEING IS HOSPITAL ADMISSION START GOING DOWN AND TRACKING IN
START GOING DOWN AND TRACKING IN THAT DIRECTION.
THAT DIRECTION. OUR CHALLENGE TODAY OR WHENEVER
OUR CHALLENGE TODAY OR WHENEVER A OUR BIG CHALLENGES AS OUR
A OUR BIG CHALLENGES AS OUR HOT SPOTS AND THIS IS IN A PLACE
HOT SPOTS AND THIS IS IN A PLACE WHERE YOU HAVE CONGREGATE
WHERE YOU HAVE CONGREGATE LIVING.
LIVING. WE HAVE A BIG FLAREUP IN PRISON,
WE HAVE A BIG FLAREUP IN PRISON, FLAREUPS AND DIFFERENT NURSING
FLAREUPS AND DIFFERENT NURSING HOMES, SO THAT’S WHAT’S DRIVING
HOMES, SO THAT’S WHAT’S DRIVING THE SOME OF THESE NUMBERS AS
THE SOME OF THESE NUMBERS AS OHIOANS HAVE DONE A VERY, VERY
OHIOANS HAVE DONE A VERY, VERY GOOD JOB AT DISTANCING, BUT THE
GOOD JOB AT DISTANCING, BUT THE PEOPLE IN THOSE SITUATIONS CAN’T
PEOPLE IN THOSE SITUATIONS CAN’T REALLY DISTANCE OR DISTANCE VERY
REALLY DISTANCE OR DISTANCE VERY MUCH, SO THAT CONTINUES TO DRIVE
MUCH, SO THAT CONTINUES TO DRIVE SOME OF THESE NUMBERS AND
SOME OF THESE NUMBERS AND TRAGICALLY, SOME OF THE DEATHS
TRAGICALLY, SOME OF THE DEATHS COMING OUT OF THESE NURSING
COMING OUT OF THESE NURSING HOMES.
HOMES. >> Bill: IT’S REALLY
>> Bill: IT’S REALLY HEART-WRENCHING.
HEART-WRENCHING. I SAW MICHIGAN IS MAKING A MOVE
I SAW MICHIGAN IS MAKING A MOVE TOWARDS MAY 1ST AS WELL.
TOWARDS MAY 1ST AS WELL. IS THERE COORDINATION REGIONALLY
IS THERE COORDINATION REGIONALLY REGIONALLY?
REGIONALLY? YOU TOOK A STEP IN AND SHUT YOUR
YOU TOOK A STEP IN AND SHUT YOUR STATE DOWN WITHOUT COORDINATION
STATE DOWN WITHOUT COORDINATION FROM OTHER STATES.
FROM OTHER STATES. DO YOU NEED COOPERATION WITH
DO YOU NEED COOPERATION WITH OTHERS OR CAN YOU DO THIS
OTHERS OR CAN YOU DO THIS STEP-BY-STEP ON YOUR OWN,
STEP-BY-STEP ON YOUR OWN, GOVERNOR?
GOVERNOR? >> WE ARE GOING TO DO IT, GOING
>> WE ARE GOING TO DO IT, GOING TO BE AN OHIO DECISION MADE BY
TO BE AN OHIO DECISION MADE BY OHIOANS BUT YOU CAN ALWAYS LEARN
OHIOANS BUT YOU CAN ALWAYS LEARN SOMETHING BY TALKING TO OTHER
SOMETHING BY TALKING TO OTHER GOVERNORS AND OTHER PEOPLE IN
GOVERNORS AND OTHER PEOPLE IN SIMILAR CIRCUMSTANCES SO
SIMILAR CIRCUMSTANCES SO KENTUCKY AND INDIANA, OHIO, WE
KENTUCKY AND INDIANA, OHIO, WE TALK EVERY WEEK.
TALK EVERY WEEK. WE HAVE JOINED AN INFORMAL
WE HAVE JOINED AN INFORMAL GROUP, WE’VE DONE THE SAME THING
GROUP, WE’VE DONE THE SAME THING WITH ALL THE GREAT LAKES STATES
WITH ALL THE GREAT LAKES STATES IN THAT GROUP BEING INCLUDES
IN THAT GROUP BEING INCLUDES KENTUCKY AS WELL SO THIS IS JUST
KENTUCKY AS WELL SO THIS IS JUST AN OPPORTUNITY FOR US TO
AN OPPORTUNITY FOR US TO EXCHANGE IDEAS AND SEE WHAT
EXCHANGE IDEAS AND SEE WHAT EVERYBODY ELSE IS DOING BUT WE
EVERYBODY ELSE IS DOING BUT WE ARE NOT GOING TO GO LOCKSTEP AND
ARE NOT GOING TO GO LOCKSTEP AND FOR THE BUCK STOPS WITH ME AND
FOR THE BUCK STOPS WITH ME AND MAKING THE DECISIONS AND WE WILL
MAKING THE DECISIONS AND WE WILL DO THAT IN CONSULTATION WITH
DO THAT IN CONSULTATION WITH OHIOANS IN THE WHITE HOUSE AND
OHIOANS IN THE WHITE HOUSE AND OTHER GOVERNORS.
OTHER GOVERNORS. >> Bill: I’VE GOT 30 SECONDS
>> Bill: I’VE GOT 30 SECONDS LEFT.
LEFT. THIS IS A BIG QUESTION FOR 30
THIS IS A BIG QUESTION FOR 30 SECONDS ON THE SCREEN FOR OUR
SECONDS ON THE SCREEN FOR OUR VIEWERS, THE NUMBER OF JOB
VIEWERS, THE NUMBER OF JOB LOSSES IN OHIO.
LOSSES IN OHIO. 855,004855,004 WEEKS.
855,004855,004 WEEKS. UNEMPLOYMENT RATES SHOOTING
UNEMPLOYMENT RATES SHOOTING SKY-HIGH NOW AT 5.5%.
SKY-HIGH NOW AT 5.5%. THAT HAS TO BE A MEASURE OF YOUR
THAT HAS TO BE A MEASURE OF YOUR DECISION-MAKING NOW, DOESN’T IT?
DECISION-MAKING NOW, DOESN’T IT? >> IT DOES, AND THERE ARE
>> IT DOES, AND THERE ARE CONSEQUENCES, MEDICAL
CONSEQUENCES, MEDICAL CONSEQUENCES WHEN UNEMPLOYMENT
CONSEQUENCES WHEN UNEMPLOYMENT SHOOTS UP LIKE THAT.
SHOOTS UP LIKE THAT. A LOT OF BAD THINGS HAPPEN AND
A LOT OF BAD THINGS HAPPEN AND WE CAN LOSE A LOT OF PEOPLE JUST
WE CAN LOSE A LOT OF PEOPLE JUST BECAUSE OF THAT DOWNWARD
BECAUSE OF THAT DOWNWARD ECONOMY, SO WE KNOW WE’VE GOT TO
ECONOMY, SO WE KNOW WE’VE GOT TO DO THINGS, WE HAVE TO BE VERY
DO THINGS, WE HAVE TO BE VERY CAREFUL HOW WE DO IT BUT WE’VE
CAREFUL HOW WE DO IT BUT WE’VE GOT TO BRING THINGS UP SO WE CAN
GOT TO BRING THINGS UP SO WE CAN GET MOVING AGAIN.

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