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Northeast Ohioans react to new COVID-19 orders that restrict gatherings: 'On the GO!' morning aftershow

For the next 30 days in Akron, the limit on gatherings is six people. Those who don’t follow the rules could be fined $250.
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CLEVELAND — New COVID-19 orders are in effect in Ohio, placing restrictions on gatherings and bringing passionate responses from the public.

In Akron, the limit on gatherings is now six guests (people living outside of your household). Those who don’t follow the rules could be fined $250.

On Tuesday's edition of the On the GO! aftershow, the 3News morning team outlined the new orders in both Akron and the state coupled with reaction from Northeast Ohioans.

Viewer Dakiya Vance gave her perspective, writing, “I’m from Akron and I can tell you no one listens to these rules and we will never get this under control.”

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Margaret Baird Campbell, another viewer added, “this is a joke right?  They absolutely will not dictate what our family does on our private property! The government overreach continues and is absolutely ridiculous.”

Viewer Juliann Wellman disagrees, writing, “Hey folks, this is a PANDEMIC!! This is not a joke. Thousands and thousands of people are DYING. Follow these precautions and orders, they are there to help save lives!!”

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Members of the morning show team also shared how the pandemic has impacted them personally, with reporter Jasmine Monroe revealing a family member of her boyfriend passed away from the virus.

“I take this serious,” Jasmine explains. “It’s not a joke.”

Remember, you can join the conversation live each weekday morning at 7:05 a.m. on the WKYC Facebook and YouTube page. You can watch the full On the GO! aftershow for Tuesday, Nov. 17 in the player below:

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