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Vote now: Do you think Ohio needs to pull back any reopening plans amid spike in COVID-19 cases?

After Ohio experienced several record-breaking days with new COVID-19 infections, some are questioning if the state needs more restrictions.

CLEVELAND — Ohio is getting hit by coronavirus more now than ever before. 

With new COVID-19 records set last week, we wanted to know if you think the state needs to pull back any reopening plans to combat this recent spike of infections. We posed that question early Monday morning, and our post was quickly flooded with more than 1,000 comments on both sides of the debate.

So what do you think? Does Gov. Mike DeWine need to roll back some of the state's reopening strategy to slow the spread of COVID-19? You can answer by voting in our Twitter poll below, and we will share the results on 3News at 5 p.m. during What's New.

Here is some of the feedback we received earlier Monday:

- "Just let it run its course. If you're truly afraid then STAY HOME. Herd immunity!"

- "Never should have reopened in the first darn place!!"

"Absolutely not. Until hospitalizations are overwhelming all available beds, then we have flattened the curve and achieved our objective. #openohio"

- "I think too many people don't care at this point and this is why there is a spike. But a virus should just run its course. Majority of people I know who have had it only experienced minor cold symptoms. It's unfortunate for people with compromised immune systems or elderly, but they can make better precautions for themselves to stay safe."

- "Yes since most people are not listening to mask mandate and social distancing, there needs to be consequences for that. If you don't care about getting sick fine but care if you get others sick, wear the mask and social distance for their safety."

You can offer your additional thoughts on the question by commenting on the post below:

What are your thoughts?

Posted by WKYC Channel 3 - Cleveland on Monday, October 19, 2020


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