(12-4-20) Ohio Governor Mike DeWine vetoed a bill Thursday that would have limited the state’s powers.

Ohio Senate Bill 311 aimed to remove quarantine and other isolation orders by the Ohio Department Of Health. DeWine wrote in his message vetoing the bill –

“Based on the advice from doctors, nurses and scientists, I agree that this legislation is not in the interest of public health and the protection of the people of Ohio. For these reasons, this veto is in the public interest.”

The bill specifically prohibited the Department of Health from issuing a general, mandatory statewide or regional quarantine or isolation order that applies to and is enforced against individuals who have not been either directly exposed to or medically diagnosed with the disease that is the subject of the order.

The bill was passed out of committee and through the House floor in November.