The entire state of Ohio will be placed under a 10 p.m. curfew courtesy of Republican Gov. Mike DeWine’s latest mandate, supposedly to curb the spread of the coronavirus.
Which, apparently, suddenly becomes more deadly at two hours ‘til midnight.
Disregarding any sense of freedom and personal responsibility, DeWine has now decided the grown and able-bodied adults in his state – adults who raise kids, pay their bills, handle their jobs, take care of their homes, etc. – must be told like petulant children that they have to be in their homes between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. for the next three weeks, beginning this Thursday. DeWine argues the curfew will reduce people’s personal interactions by as much as 25 percent.
“The whole idea is if you can slow these contacts down, that’s going to go a long way to slow this virus down," he said.
If you’re working, seeking medical attention or dealing with an emergency, don’t fret – your benevolent government overlords have decided you can be out and about as an exception to the rule. You’re also allowed to be outside if you’re picking up food or groceries. Stores and restaurants, however, are mandated to close by 10 p.m. except for take-out and delivery service.