Thursday, 19 November 2020 07:51

Akron Mayor Explains Reasoning Behind Gathering Ordinance Featured

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Dan Horrigan Dan Horrigan AkronOhio.gov
Questions and confusion have revolved around Akron’s new ordinance which caps private gatherings at six, and it has spawned praise from some and criticism from others.

Akron mayor Dan Horrigan joined the Ray Horner Morning Show to explain the reasoning behind this measure. Horrigan acknowledges the ordinance may appear extreme and he understands the pushback, but with hospitals nearing capacity, he felt the city needed to do something to curb the spread. He believes this measure is an alternative to a full lockdown, much like Ohio saw from March through May.

The mayor also talked about how the police will enforce the measure, and also mentioned plans the city and healthcare community have in place in case COVID-19 gets even worse going forward.


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