Orange County discussed on Overnight re-air of day's programming

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Weren't at seal beach in Orange County the speech it remains closed and there was a small group of protesters it dissipated quite quickly authorities say from time to time people will walk out on to the beach and they have to encourage them to come back off they haven't had to issue any citations yet and in the meantime he really encouraged the residents utilize green spaces like this then you can see the people are doing that and practicing social distancing from Victor Oquendo on Miami beach Florida is slowly starting to reopen this park for example it's back open yourself to wear a mask when you're inside nearby though the beaches they're still closed Florida governor understand just announced a three phase plan for re opening the state it starts may fourth but it does not include Miami Dade Broward and Palm Beach counties for the countless people we have spoken with down here who have been unemployed for more than a month now and I've been dealing with Florida's unreliable unemployment system that is the last news that they want to hear what the governor says he wants to be smart he wants to be safe you want to take this step by step as step by step approach seems to be exactly what Ohio governor Mike DeWine has prescribed for his state and he joins us now governor you were on the early side and closures and have now taken a phased approach your re opening with manufacturing construction opening tomorrow and in retail but next week you have had more than nineteen thousand cases of covert over a thousand deaths and I've been in the downward curve it looks like for only about four or five days but you also N. one million Ohioans file for unemployment so to tell me how you decided to re open how do you balance that health risk versus economic risk well we're trying to do it very carefully and you know we're trying to do two things at once I told a highlands Friday so we can we can do two things at once we can remain very very careful I'll keep this people social distancing you know wear masks when out in public and what we did is we put a business group together actually and number of different business groups are to look at every business sector to come back with best practices so when we open tomorrow in regard to a lot of businesses as well as office it's going to be based upon really best practices that were laid out by people in in those businesses who do that we're gonna move forward on that with with restaurants no and then in a week or so and that's going to be by a group that you know of restaurant folks bigger small who kind of laid out this is the way to do it so we're balancing it run keep our eye on the numbers you know we've had fairly flat really for about two weeks was hospitalizations and that you know we're certainly going to continue to keep an eye on that so it is a balancing thing we gotta bring the economy back but we also have to continue to protect people and one things I've emphasized with the highlands is it's not so much my orders or the health directors orders is it is what we all do in our individual lives and how careful we are and we can continue to do that and we're going to talk about that you you did something that not too many politicians do you did an about face you first announced that everyone would be required to wear facemask when retail open and then you reversed yourself when some of your citizens said it was offensive talk me through the thinking on that because you were just talking about face masks face masks are very important in our our business group came back and said you know every employee for example I should wear face masks to we're continuing that with its retailer or wholesale whatever it is manufacturing every employee is going to have the facemask but it became very clear to me after we put out the the the the order that everyone in retail who walk into a store as a customer would have to do that it became clear to me that that was just a bridge too far people worse we're not going to accept the government telling them what to do and so we put out you know dozens and dozens of orders that was one that it just went too far but at the same time we pull that back I said look this is highly recommended this is that for most people it's like you have a physical reason you can't wear the mask and we understand that but when you go into a retail store that is the kind thing to do because I worry and we should all worry about the folks who are stocking shelves and in grocery stores the people who work at the checkout line who work there all day and we got to try to protect them so again as one individual hot ones do they've been great going through this week we flatten the curve people stayed home they've got their social distance and we just got to continue to do that so my ability to communicate to the people of Ohio frankly I thought was going to be really impeded and we would get hung up on the mandatory mass for someone going in as a customer in it just wasn't going to work and so you you got to know what you can do and and what you can to governor there their reaction to the corona virus has really created a kind of partisan divide a new ABC news Ipsos poll shows that Democrats are more concerned about contracting the virus while Republican respondents would be more likely to get out if and when the rules change Republicans are twice as likely to eat at a restaurant work out in the gym and get a hair cut and they were three times as likely to attend a sporting event and four times as likely to stay in a hotel why do you think we have that partisan divide well I'm not really sure I'm not sure you know you've got you've got those figures I've not heard those figures before but I think it generally Republicans are less inclined to have the government tell them what to do and that's generally how I am you know I'm a conservative Republican I think you know we're better off not having the governor government tell us what to do but we are in a health crisis and what what we're trying to do that Heil it is to move from orders that we put out were we said we have to close this we are now in a phase where yeah we've got a few orders out there but we're starting really at a pretty aggressively to phase business back in and what is going to depend on now is how individual highlands react to this and if they continue which I believe they will to keep the social distancing I just want to ask if you see cases begin to spike will you go back to closing things down we're gonna watch numbers every single day and we're a community those numbers of people highlights one things we've done we we do a press conference virtually every day and we try to give them the data that we're looking at so we're starting to see those numbers of people the state are going to see the numbers and you know we'll have to take action thanks so much for joining us this morning compared to wind and best health to all of you UP next will speak 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