Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine announced that a number of new business will be closed in an attempt to combat the new virus, coming after the state closed down bars, restaurants, and schools.
All hair and nail salons, tattoo parlors, and barbershops have been ordered to close over the CCP virus, said DeWine in a news conference on Wednesday.
The Epoch Times refers to the new coronavirus as the CCP virus because the Chinese Communist Party’s coverup and mismanagement allowed the virus to spread throughout China and create a global pandemic.
“I also ordered the closure today of barbershops, beauty salons, tattoo parlors, hair, and nail salons,” DeWine said, adding that his office has spoken with banks and said that they will remain open.
This is a crisis you have never seen in real life. We have to get through this. I’m calling on every Ohioan – when you’re going into a situation where you have the potential to obtain or spread this #COVID19 – it’s very dangerous.
— Governor Mike DeWine (@GovMikeDeWine) March 18, 2020
“The financial services that you rely on will be there. Don’t panic,” he said, adding that the state doesn’t close businesses without speaking to those involved.
“We talked with them and in many cases they asked us to make these decisions,” he said, adding that for people who are at work, they should still engage in “social distancing.”
On Monday, the governor also closed down gyms, recreation centers, bowling alleys, theaters, and amusement parks. It came after schools, restaurants, and bars were shuttered.
President Donald Trump earlier this week called on Americans to avoid gatherings of 10 or more people.