Coronavirus: Must-See Daily Briefings

Updated Daily
Latest: Tuesday, May 26, 2020

I can’t recall the last time I praised a Republican — probably ‘cuz I never have! — but Ohio’s Governor Mike DeWine is doing an exemplary job in addressing the Coronavirus crisis.

Most days at 2:00 PM DeWine conducts a press briefing presenting the latest news and updates concerning Coronavirus in general and Ohio’s status specifically. Information is clear, direct, candid, interesting, and very helpful.

Dr. Amy Acton, Director of Health for the Ohio Department of Health (ODH), is wonderful. She gives even Dr. Anthony Fauci a run for his money, and he’s terrific. You’ve no doubt seen him. Dr. Fauci is Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, and the one bright light each day at the otherwise counter-productive White White briefings. He’s seemingly inexhaustible as he makes the rounds to all the national interview shows.

These daily press briefings are not brief! But they are worth every minute. Following below are the verbatim briefings starting with Sunday, March 15 when DeWine ordered closure of all bars and restaurants in Ohio. Other states quickly followed suit.

Information & Official Documents

Ohio’s Stay at Home Orders /
Stay Safe Ohio Orders

March 22, 2020
April 2, 2020
April 30, 2020

Rescissions & Modifications
May 20, 2020

Stay Safe Partial Rescission
Urgent Health Advisory: Ohioans Protecting Ohioans
Camp Safe Order

News Coverage, Interviews, Accolades & Protests

‘Wine with DeWine’

The Daily Press Briefings

The current month appears here with the most recent press briefing at the top. A link to all past months can be found at the end.

Tuesday, May 26, 2020
Monday, May 25, 2020

There was no press briefing today.

Sunday, May 24, 202

There was no press briefing today.

Saturday, May 23,2020

There was no press briefing today.

Friday, May 22, 2020

There was no press briefing today.

Thursday, May 21, 2020
Wednesday, May 20, 2020

There was no press briefing today.

Tuesday, May 19, 2020
Monday, May 18, 2020
Sunday, May 17, 2020

There was no press briefing today.

Saturday, May 16, 2020

There was no press briefing today.

Friday, May 15, 2020

There was no press briefing today.

Thursday, May 14, 2020
Wednesday, May 13, 2020

There was no press briefing today.

Tuesday, May 12, 2020
Monday, May 11, 2020
Friday, May 8, 2020

There was no press briefing today.

Thursday, May 7, 2020

In this press briefing, Governor DeWine talks in detail about aspects of reopening Ohio’s economy.

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

There was no press briefing today.

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

In this briefing, Governor DeWine announces state budget cuts totaling $775 million as a result of the COVID-19 crisis.

Monday, May 4, 2020

Governor DeWine opened this afternoon with a moment of silence for the Kent State shootings 50 years ago today, and spoke about protests held at the home of Ohio Health Director, Dr. Amy Acton, and attacks on the media (begins at 9 minutes into the video).

Friday, May 1, 2020

Past Month Archives

March 2020
April 2020

What are your opinions on COVID-19, the shutdowns, reopening, Trump’s leadership, and the news coverage of everything? I ran a survey of readers and the results were interesting. Go to survey.

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  1. Jay says:

    DeWine called out Cleveland cops for their carnage; cleared all their languishing rape kits; nowndealing with Corona. 👍

    • Bob Laycock says:

      DeWine is definitely interesting! He’s an opponent of abortion rights, fought same-sex marriage all the way to the Supreme Court, and appears to support Right to Work. Then once elected governor, though, he turned around and immediately issued an order banning discrimination against state employees based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

      He’s been especially good in the current crisis where his statements and actions stand in stark contrast to Washington under Trump. It’s difficult, though, because actions he’s taking are hurting many workers including some friends — but regrettably I don’t see where there’s any choice right now but to do things such as closing bars and restaurants. People’s lives are at stake in this pandemic if we carry on normally. What should happen, of course, is that workers be held completely harmless financially during this social crisis. It’s not DeWine’s fault exactly, not personally, but protecting workers is not what we do in capitalist society.

  2. John Laycock says:

    Here in Michigan Hillsdale College has been running ads hyping the dangers of socialism and inviting people to sign up for distance learning courses that appear to defend capitalism. As so many have noted, lots of American corporations, long opposed to government interference, have suddenly “got religion” and want Washington to shore up their bottom lines. Alas, I doubt that Washington will use this crisis to demand a quid pro quo (horrid term), for example, better pay and benefits, retraining for those let go, better health and retirement benefits, etc. Oh, Hillsdale isn’t running ads now. The college is closed down. But I’m sure that in due course they will get back to fighting the good fight against intrusive government.

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